The Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) is pleased to announce that Emil Nusbaum has joined ARA as the Director of Government.

Relations on April 15, 2020. Emil will work with the ARA Government Affairs team primarily focusing on Federal Legislative and Regulatory issues. Emil will be stepping into the role previously held by Delanne Bernier.

Prior to joining ARA, Emil served as policy counsel to the Chairman of the National Vehicle Service, where he conducted research and advised on issues related to federal and state privacy laws impacting driver data.

Emil is an attorney licensed to practice in the state of Maryland and is a graduate of the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Emil focused his studies on government-related legal practice. While in law school, Emil served as Director of Government Affairs for the University of Maryland Student Council, which advocated for over 176,000 students throughout the entire University System of Maryland. Emil also holds a certification in data privacy from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (CIPP/US).

Before becoming an attorney, Emil served as an analyst for the National Salvage Vehicle Reporting Program – an anti-fraud nonprofit. While there, he supported the Department of Justice Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force’s investigation into money laundering and the export of vehicles. He also helped build a proprietary database for use by FBI and State Attorneys General for their use in tracking vehicles damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

Emil also has experience working on Capitol Hill in both personal member offices and committee offices. He served as a law clerk for the U.S. Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, where he helped support a 6-member investigation into Equifax’s 2017 data breach, which exposed the personal data of 143 million people. Emil’s other notable experience on Capitol Hill includes working for the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs (the Senate’s chief investigative and oversight committee) and interning in Senator Joseph Lieberman’s personal office.

Finally, Emil gained more industry experience during a summer internship with LKQ Corporation where his focus was researching anticompetitive tactics, stockholder rights, and executive compensation.

Since 1943, the Automotive Recyclers Association (ARA) represents an industry dedicated to the efficient removal and reuse of recycled original equipment (ROE) automotive parts, and the proper recycling of inoperable motor vehicles. ARA represents the interests of over 4,500 auto recycling facilities in the United States and fourteen other countries around the world.

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