Executive Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs, and General Counsel
Andrew D. Koblenz is Executive Vice President and General Counsel for the National Automobile Dealers Association. He directs NADA’s Legal and Regulatory Affairs group, which represents the interests of franchised new-car and -truck dealers before federal agencies in the nation’s capital.
Mr. Koblenz supervises a staff of six attorneys specializing in franchise and state law, corporate law, and federal regulatory affairs. As part of these responsibilities, Mr. Koblenz represented NADA and dealer interests on several of the panels during the Motor Vehicle Roundtable process conducted by the Federal Trade Commission in 2011-2012.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Koblenz was NADA Vice President of Industry Affairs, where he represented dealer interests in policy, operational, and other discussions with vehicle manufacturers. In that role, Mr. Koblenz also oversaw the operations of the association’s Industry Analysis department as well as the American Truck Dealers division.
Before joining NADA, Mr. Koblenz served for five years as a senior attorney with the American Automobile Manufacturers Association. There, he advised the association on a variety of issue areas including sales, credit, leasing, finance law, product safety and liability, intellectual property, and benefits and taxation.
From 1990 through 1994, Mr. Koblenz was a partner at the Washington, D.C., law firm of Richardson, Berlin & Morvillo, where he specialized in corporate and securities matters.
Mr. Koblenz attended Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., and received his B.A. in political science, summa cum laude, in 1978. In 1981, he received his J.D., cum laude, from Harvard Law School. Mr. Koblenz is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and the American Law Institute.