Automotive companies and industry investors around the world chose 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.
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
Some of our representative clients include:
- American Honda Finance Corp.
- Dealertrack Technologies, Inc.
- eHi Car Services Ltd.
- Ford Motor Co.
- Hyundai Capital America.
- Kia Motors America
- Nissan Motor Acceptance Corp.
- Toyota Motor Credit Corp.