Orrick Partner Jim Stengel Publishes Article on Product Liability Issues for the AV Industry


Orrick partner Jim Stengel authored this Entrepreneur magazine article outlining the future landscape in product liability issues for Autonomous Vehicles (AV), predicting a need for a legal regime that “can keep up with today’s new and more complicated technology.”

In the article, Jim points out that liability questions surrounding driverless cars will pose challenges to automakers, software developers and in the privacy arena, requiring complex solutions to address liability in the event of mishaps. “Eventually,” Jim writes, “we’re going to need a federal regulatory solution that would preempt state law claims, so that manufacturers will have one common set of criteria or requirements to meet.”