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Butzel Long attorney Daniel P. Malone co-authors peer-review technical paper on automotive safety for SAE International; Attorney’s article also runs in Automotive Engineering Magazine

Butzel Long attorney Daniel P. Malone co-authored a peer-review technical paper on automotive safety. SAE International published it in April 2016, The technical paper discusses multiple key automotive safety issues. The article is titled, “NHTSA and the Next 50 Years: Time for Congress to Act Boldly (Again).”

Malone co-authored the technical paper with John F. Creamer, Managing Director of, an advisory service on international automotive regulations.

“It is a substantive piece aimed at shedding important light on several critical issues,” said Malone. “Our core message is that unless Congress moves quickly and boldly to reform the U.S. approach to vehicle safety, the current regulatory and recall systems will fail to meet the challenges that surely lie ahead. The piece concludes by offering ten practical recommendations that Congress should find helpful if it chooses to act.”

Notably, a shorter version of the article ran in the May 2016 edition of Automotive Engineering Magazine,

Daniel P. Malone

Based in Butzel Long’s Bloomfield Hills office, Malone is the firm’s Director of Korean Client Relations and Vice Chair of its Asia Practice. He has traveled widely in Asia and represents companies from Korea and other Asian nations in international business matters. He assists foreign companies with doing business in the United States.

Malone has extensive automotive and product safety litigation experience. In addition to handling such cases throughout most of his career, he has served on both national and regional coordinating teams where he helped strategize, coordinate, and lead various companies’ overall defense efforts.

Malone counsels foreign and domestic automotive suppliers on federal compliance matters, such as recalls and matters that pertain to various Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. He is a key communicator and frequent author in support of the World Forum for Harmonization of Vehicle Regulations (WP.29), a working party of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) that strives to create harmonized safety and environmental regulations for vehicle design.

He is a frequent speaker at international and automotive conferences, such as the Management Briefing Seminars hosted by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). He has also spoken numerous times for, among others, the Korean International Trade Association, the Korea Economic Institute, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), the Motor and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA), and the U.S. Department of Commerce. He has authored numerous articles and contributed to books on the global automotive industry (e.g., electric vehicles, China, harmonization), civil procedure, and attorney-client privilege that have been published by Industry Week, Alternative Energy, Location Magazine, Automotive News,, the Michigan Bar Journal, SAE International, Automotive News, the Bureau of National Affairs (BNA), and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE).

He has been listed as a Michigan Super Lawyer, and he is also listed in the Best Lawyers in America for business litigation and personal injury litigation.

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