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Global Automakers Continues to Expand with the Hiring of an Assistant General Counsel

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June 24, 2013

WASHINGTON, DC, JUNE 24, 2013 – The Association of Global Automakers (Global Automakers) is pleased to announce that it has hired Mark Dowd as Assistant General Counsel.  Dowd will provide legal advice and guidance to the Association on a broad range of environmental, energy, safety, and other automotive industry policy matters.
Dowd has extensive experience in transactions, restructuring, litigation, and regulatory matters as they relate to environmental and energy issues.  Before joining Global Automakers, Dowd was a senior member of President Obama’s Auto Task Force where he worked on the historic restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler.  More recently, he served as a senior advisor on both the Hurricane Sandy Task Force in 2013 and the Council on Environmental Quality in 2012.
 “We are very pleased to have Dowd on our team.  He brings a wealth of legal and political experience that makes him a very valuable asset to the organization and our members,” said Global Automakers Vice President & General Counsel, Ellen Gleberman.  
Prior to joining the Administration, Dowd spent 13 years in private practice at several major New York law firms where he worked on environmental litigation and complex transactions. Dowd received a B.A. at Rutgers College and his J.D. at Seton Hall University School of Law. 


The Association of Global Automakers represents international motor vehicle manufacturers, original equipment suppliers, and other automotive-related trade associations. We work with industry leaders, legislators, and regulators to create the kind of public policy that improves vehicle safety, encourages technological innovation, and protects our planet. Our goal is to foster a competitive environment in which more vehicles are designed and built to enhance Americans’ quality of life. For more information, visit

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