Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law

The Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles and the Law is charged with investigating how the law and legal profession adapt to the rise of autonomous vehicles. Autonomous vehicles raise novel and potentially far-reaching challenges to the law in a variety of areas: liability and insurance, privacy and data protection, infrastructure and transportation, licensing and regulation, among many others. The Task Force will undertake studies of the most pressing issues raised by autonomous vehicles and will develop thoughtful, practical recommendations for the legal institutions of the state: legislative, executive, judicial, and professional.

Autonomous Vehicles Meeting to Discuss Regulatory and Safety Law, NYSBA News Release, September 12, 2019 

New York State Bar Association Announces Groundbreaking Initiative to Examine the Impact of Autonomous Vehicles, NYSBA News Release, June 3, 2019

Upcoming Events

NYSBA Task Force on Autonomous Vehicles Panel
Tuesday, October 15, 2019 I 5:00 pm - 7:30 p.m.
Greenberg Traurig
200 Park Ave
New York, NY 10017

Watch the discussion here.

Carrie Sauer- Director, University of Pennsylvania Center for Safe Mobility
Suzanne Murtha – National Lead for Connected and Automated Technology, AECOM
Bert Kaufman – Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, Zoox


Head of New York State Bar Association Lays Out Agenda, Wall Street Journal, June 2, 2019

N.Y. Bar Association to Study Legal Impact of Driverless Cars, Bloomberg Law
, June 3, 2019

Greenberg Says NY State Bar Will Activate Task Forces to Reach Out to Lawmakers, New York Law Journal
, August 19, 2019

NY State Bar Autonomous Cars Task Force Eyes New Rules of the Road, New York Law Journal, September 17, 2019

AV testing in Brooklyn, Automotive News, September 21, 2019

Autonomous Vehicles and Biometric Passwords Are Giving Lawyers Heartburn, Legaltech News, September 23, 2019

Prepare for Driverless Vehicles, Daily Gazette, September 25, 2019  

Task Force Roster

August 20, 2019 Panel Discussion at University at Buffalo
- click here to watch a full replay of this meeting.


  • Chunming Qiao, SUNY Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, University at Buffalo
  • Ben Husch, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Committee Director, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Peter Kurdock, General Counsel, Advocates for Highway & Auto Safety

September 17, 2019 Panel Discussion at Greenberg Traurig - click here to watch a full replay of this meeting.

  • Brad Stertz, Co-Chair, Partners for Automated Vehicle Education
  • Carlos Cardillo, PhD, Director, Nevada Center for Applied Research, University of Nevada

September 18, 2019 Panel Discussion at Greenberg Traurig - click here to watch a full replay of this meeting.

  • Amitai Bin-Nun, Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles, Securing America’s Future Energy (SAFE)
  • Ryan Chin, CEO and Co-founder, Optimus Ride