Changing Lanes - Autonomous-Vehicle Law and Policy at the Federal, State, and Local Levels

Most of autonomous vehicles’ promised benefits (e.g., environmental gains, improved safety, affordability, improved mobility, reduced congestion, improved transit) depend on developments in federal, state, and local laws, policy, governance, and planning. And AVs’ ability to deliver these and other benefits can be significantly augmented by advances in other areas of transportation innovation (e.g., electric vehicles, car-sharing platforms, micro-mobility) that also implicate federal, state, and local laws and policies. This presentation will discuss how AVs, electric vehicles (EVs), car sharing, and other transportation advances can converge to support greener, safer, more connected, and more equitable land use patterns, street designs, mobility options, and other opportunities. It will also discuss how federal, state, and local laws and regulations (e.g., traffic codes, zoning, safety standards) can be structured to support those outcomes and configurations.

This CLE is approved for credit through May 16, 2021.


Leili Fatehi is Owner and Principal at Apparatus, a full-service public affairs practice specializing in complex issues at the nexus of social, natural, and built systems. Prior to starting Apparatus, Leili held academic appointments at the University of Minnesota Law School, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, and Center for Bioethics. In 2018, she was appointed by Governor Mark Dayton to the Governor's Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles.

Damien Riehl is a technology lawyer with experience in software design, data privacy, and cybersecurity. He is currently a Vice President at Stroz Friedberg (an Aon company), managing engagements that relate to investigations, digital forensics, and cybersecurity — largely focused on bolstering clients' data security and resilience — both reactively and proactively. He also helped lead the Data Security and Data Privacy component of Governor Mark Dayton's Advisory Council on Connected and Automated Vehicles.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit approved | Event Code: 272367

MSBA Members:  $29.95
Non-MSBA Members:  $64.95



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