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The Scali Law Firm’s Christian J. Scali and Gus N. Paras are certified as Corporate Compliance and Ethics Professionals (CCEP) with the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics. As CCEPs, Mr. Scali and Mr. Paras assist dealer groups in creating, adopting and implementing corporate compliance and ethics programs that merge best practices in advertising, employment and human resources, OSHA/safety, F&I and privacy into a comprehensive compliance program to effectively manage risk, whether it be governmental regulatory enforcement or civil liability.

EVENT on November 2, 2015

NADC's 2015 Fall Conference

Arbitration Update: CFPB Rule-Making and Consumer Arbitration Update

The Scali Law Firm's principal, Christian Scali, will present with Kellie Christianson of Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo and Thomas Hudson of Hudson Cook LLP at the 2015 Fall Conference of the National Association of Dealer Counsel (NADC).

This session will review and analyze recent state and federal authority on the enforceability of consumer arbitration agreements and class action waivers in sales, retail installment sales and lease contracts used by dealers and discuss the effect of the CFPB’s rule-making on the ability of dealers to enforce class action waivers in consumer arbitration agreements.

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This article, by Christian Scali, in the California New Car Dealers Association's fall edition of DRIVEN provides a primer on the basics of advertising compliance in the digital space with some answers to more advanced and frequently asked compliance questions concerning digital marketing and advertising.

Daily Journal recognizes The Scali Law Firm as the top boutique automotive firm in California

Firm recognized in the publication’s inaugural list of boutique law firms

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California’s most prestigious legal publication, the Daily Journal, recognized The Scali Law Firm for its “high degree of specialization” in the automotive industry.  The firm was one of 24 firms throughout California to be recognized for industry specialization; The Scali Law Firm was the only firm recognized in the Automotive category.

Volkswagen dealers in crisis

Mind your messaging

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The response to Volkswagen’s deceptive use of software to fake emissions results is still unfolding, as are announcements of measures the automaker will take to address the damage. Governments around the world, including the U.S., have announced they will launch investigations. At last count, over two dozen class action lawsuits have already been filed in the U.S., several of which have been filed in California. And the American public often doesn’t understand the difference between the factory and the independently owned and operated Volkswagen dealerships.