Automotive companies and industry investors around the world choose to work with O’Melveny’s experienced team on their most critical business and legal matters—from executing billion-dollar-plus financings and innovative M&A deals to successfully litigating cases brought in courts across the United States.

The breadth and impact of our work in high-profile litigation is considerable; we have acted as national class action counsel for major companies in large putative class actions with critically high stakes, and have defended companies against closely watched consumer class actions, many involving consumer fraud and false advertising claims.  On appeal, we have obtained reversals in our clients’ favor.

Our team also has an impressive track record helping automotive companies raise billions in capital in public and private securities offerings, and negotiating and structuring tactical mergers, acquisitions and sales that create value and advance important strategies.

Apollo Global Management

O’Melveny advised Apollo Global Management on EHS matters in connection with its acquisition of Tenneco, one of the world’s largest auto parts makers, with approximately 200 facilities in 28 countries. Read

Automotive Financial Service Companies

O’Melveny serves as designated issuer’s or underwriters’ counsel to the financing arms of several automotive companies. Read

Dealertrack Technologies, Inc.

O’Melveny advised Dealertrack Technologies, Inc., a leader in software solutions and services for automotive retailers, in its US$4 billion sale to Cox Automotive, Inc. Read

eHi Car Services

O’Melveny has represented Shanghai-based car rental company eHi Car Service for nearly a decade, advising the company on multiple growth financings, its US$120 million initial public offering on the NYSE, and, in 2018, on its management-led take-private for US$937.5 million. Read

Ford Motor Company

Our team has served as national class action counsel for Ford Motor Company for many years. In that capacity, we have successfully defended Ford against dozens of putative class actions. Read

Kia Motors America

O’Melveny secured dismissal of a proposed class action alleging that certain Kia vehicles were defective because the placement of the fuel tank under the rear passenger seat purportedly increases the likelihood of a catastrophic fire in a collision. Read
    • American Honda Finance Corp.
    • eHi Car Services Ltd.
    • Ford Motor Co.
    • Kia Motors America
    • Toyota Motor Credit Corp.