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

Event Description

Deadline to Register: March 10, 2019

This program is co-sponsored by the Tech Law Section and the Environmental, Natural Resources and Energy Law (ENRE) Section.

The Tech Law Section Council will meet at 11:30 am, followed by lunch and the CLE at noon.

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.


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 Credit:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit Applied | Event Code: 269673


Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member not in the section:  $15
Non-MSBA Member:  $35
Law Student:  Free

Join the ENRE/Tech Law Section and attend the CLE for FREE! 
MSBA members who are not members of the ENRE/Tech Law Section can join the section and attend the CLE for free. Contact Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to take advantage of this offer!

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the week day prior to the CLE. 

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402