Scali Law Firm Expands Automotive Regulatory Practice

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — To advise and counsel its clients on staying ahead of the rapidly changing automotive regulatory landscape, The Scali Law Firm today announced that it has added as a Partner Melanie S. Joo, who has overseen massive multi-state regulatory projects for major players on issues involving state-specific licensing, advertising, and regulatory frameworks.  

“Melanie has an outstanding reputation in the auto dealer industry in California and nationally,” said Scali Law Firm founder Christian Scali.  “Melanie’s experience advising dealerships and startups in the automotive sector has given her a deep understanding of emerging technologies and trends in the auto dealer retail sales industry.  The automotive industry is rapidly changing and Melanie is at the forefront of the evolving legal landscape, shaping the industry into the future.  Melanie’s contribution to the firm will complement the contributions of other firm leaders, including Bob Daniels and Bob Mizar.”

For nearly a decade, Melanie has represented automotive industry clients on a variety of federal and state regulatory and transactional matters. She frequently serves as outside general counsel for national automotive clients, leading all work on compliance, transactions, advertising, and government investigations and audits. 

Melanie also has extensive experience representing startup electric vehicle manufacturers, Internet-based automotive advertising companies and national automotive retailers.  Her experience will augment the firm’s knowledge base and experience concerning the emerging legal issues of autonomous vehicle testing and distribution.

Melanie achieved much success as the former lead automotive regulatory attorney in the Los Angeles office of two, national law firms, providing multi-state mapping of applicable laws and regulations across the country. This unique state-by-state guidance has proved essential for business entities entering and expanding in the highly regulated automotive market, whether as a manufacturer, distributor, dealer, supplier, or Internet-based advertising platform for vehicles.

Melanie navigates her auto dealer clients through regulatory compliance and implements corporate compliance and ethics programs to protect auto dealers from liability.  Her experience will further round out the firm’s auto dealer representation, complementing the firm’s auto dealer litigation and transactional practice areas. 

The Scali Law Firm is an auto dealer law firm, offering transactional, regulatory and litigation services at reasonable rates or for a modified flat fee as part of its outside general counsel service.  The firm was named a Top Boutique Law Firm in California by the Daily Journal last year, an honor reserved for only one law firm in the automotive category. 

The Scali Law Firm’s attorneys are thought leaders in the automotive industry, often called upon to provide their opinions on new and trending issues on auto distribution and franchise, F&I, employment and advertising issues. The Scali Law Firm also drafted the CNCDA’s 2015 Advertising Law Manual, providing auto dealers with practical guidance on advertising practices. 

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