BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association (AAIA) today named Venable LLP, one of The American Lawyers' top law firms, as its new legal counsel. With headquarters in Washington, D.C., Venable's association and nonprofit practice is the largest of its kind in the country.
"As part of our association's internal enterprise audit, we conducted an extensive search and review of legal firms," said Kathleen Schmatz, AAIA president and CEO. "We are excited to work with Venable's Jeff Tenenbaum and his team of specialists in human resources, legislative and regulatory issues, contract law, tax exemption, corporate governance, antitrust, intellectual property and other key issues critical to AAIA and the automotive aftermarket industry."
"We are extremely pleased to have been selected by the association, and look forward to a long, productive relationship with AAIA to proactively advance the industry's interests through legal, regulatory and legislative avenues," said Jeff Tenenbaum, Venable partner and chair of its association and nonprofit practice.
AAIA is a Bethesda, Md.-based association whose more than 23,000 member and affiliates manufacture, distribute, and sell motor vehicle parts, accessories, service, tools, equipment, materials and supplies. Through its membership, AAIA represents more than 100,000 repair shops, parts stores and distribution outlets.
SOURCE Automotive Aftermarket Industry Association