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November 16, 2021

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Christie L. Iannetta

Christie L. Iannetta

Partner

101 Constitution Avenue, NW
Suite 900
Washington, D.C., 20001
christie.iannetta@nelsonmullins.com

Christie focuses on regulatory and compliance issues facing the automotive industry. She has deep experience in motor vehicle safety matters, including navigating the complex concerns stemming from the development of autonomous technology and advanced driving systems. As a former senior trial attorney with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), clients look to Christie to...

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Christie focuses on regulatory and compliance issues facing the automotive industry. She has deep experience in motor vehicle safety matters, including navigating the complex concerns stemming from the development of autonomous technology and advanced driving systems. As a former senior trial attorney with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), clients look to Christie to find practical and creative solutions to regulatory issues that create minimal business disruption and keep the company in good stead with its regulator.

Christie works closely with vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technology developers and new market entrants alike. She provides advice in the areas of automotive safety recalls, compliance with the federal safety standards, internal investigations and audits, and government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

While with NHTSA, she advised the agency on matters of legal authority and risk in a number of highly complex safety investigations, including serving as lead attorney in one of the largest and most complex consumer recalls in U.S. history. Christie provided a full range of legal support in the agency’s oversight and investigation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers concerning safety-related defects, noncompliance with federal safety standards, and other violations of the Vehicle Safety Act and regulations.

Christie L. Iannetta

find practical and creative solutions to regulatory issues that create minimal business disruption and keep the company in good stead with its regulator.

Christie works closely with vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technology developers and new market entrants alike. She provides advice in the areas of automotive safety recalls, compliance with the federal safety standards, internal investigations and audits, and government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

While with NHTSA, she advised the agency on matters of legal authority and risk in a number of highly complex safety investigations, including serving as lead attorney in one of the largest and most complex consumer recalls in U.S. history. Christie provided a full range of legal support in the agency’s oversight and investigation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers concerning safety-related defects, noncompliance with federal safety standards, and other violations of the Vehicle Safety Act and regulations.

Christie focuses on regulatory and compliance issues facing the automotive industry. She has deep experience in motor vehicle safety matters, including navigating the complex concerns stemming from the development of autonomous technology and advanced driving systems. As a former senior trial attorney with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), clients look to Christie to... find practical and creative solutions to regulatory issues that create minimal business disruption and keep the company in good stead with its regulator.

Christie works closely with vehicle manufacturers, equipment suppliers, technology developers and new market entrants alike. She provides advice in the areas of automotive safety recalls, compliance with the federal safety standards, internal investigations and audits, and government investigations and enforcement proceedings.

While with NHTSA, she advised the agency on matters of legal authority and risk in a number of highly complex safety investigations, including serving as lead attorney in one of the largest and most complex consumer recalls in U.S. history. Christie provided a full range of legal support in the agency’s oversight and investigation of vehicle and equipment manufacturers concerning safety-related defects, noncompliance with federal safety standards, and other violations of the Vehicle Safety Act and regulations.

Experience

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Previous Professional Experience

  • Counsel, Washington, D.C. office of international law firm (2016–2021)
  • Counsel, Washington, D.C. office of international law firm (2015–2016)
  • Senior Trial Attorney, Litigation and Enforcement, U.S. Department of Transportation, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (2012–2015)
  • Associate Attorney, Washington, D.C. office of Ohio-based law firm (2007–2011)
  • Associate Attorney, Washington, D.C. office of Mid-Atlantic law firm (2004–2006)

Languages

  • Spanish

Education

  • Catholic University of America, JD, cum laude
  • University of Georgia, BA, cum laude

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Practice Areas

Industries

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