Fleischaker earns MEMA award

Marc Fleischaker, chairman emeritus of Arent Fox, Washington, D.C., has been honored with the Triangle Award by the Motor & Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA). The award was presented earlier this month at the organization’s board of directors meeting.

“Marc has been MEMA’s legal counsel since he joined Arent Fox in 1971. Throughout the years, he has been our valued advisor and partner as MEMA has grown to meet the needs of our motor vehicle component manufacturer members, the largest employers of manufacturing jobs in the U.S.,” says Steve Handschuh, president and CEO at MEMA. “It is fitting that we recognize Marc with our highest honor in recognition of his impressive record of service to MEMA, its divisions and its members.”

Fleischaker has spent his entire legal career at Arent Fox. He became a partner in 1978, was a member of the firm’s executive committee from 1983-2010, and served as Chairman from 1997-2010. He maintains an active legal practice in a number of areas, including trade association representation, environmental law, antitrust law, litigation and civil rights law. He has been lead counsel in major regulatory matters and litigation throughout the country, as well as appellate challenges to federal agencies’ regulations, MEMA says.

He has always participated in substantial public interest legal-related activities and currently chairs the board of the D.C. Affordable Law Firm and is general counsel of the National Health Law Program (NHeLP). He is also on the Boards of Directors of the D.C. Public Defender Service and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. Fleischaker organized and runs a group of 11 law firms dedicated to encouraging pro bono activities among senior lawyers (Senior Attorney Initiative for Legal Services, or SAILS).

The Triangle Award is presented by MEMA and its divisions: the Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA), the Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA), the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA).

For more than 40 years, MEMA says it has been awarded periodically to that person, persons or organization whom the membership of MEMA and its divisions choose to honor for selfless contribution to the motor vehicle parts supplier industry.

Past recipients of the MEMA Triangle award include Mike Hanley, retired global automotive leader of EY; Bob McKenna, retired president and CEO of MEMA; the late Bill Glasgow Sr. of W.T. Glasgow Inc.; Pete Kornafel, chairman of the University of the Aftermarket Scholarship Committee and retired vice chairman of CARQUEST; Gene Ezzell of Crane Cams; David O’Reilly of O’Reilly Automotive Inc.; Pete Joy (then of Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems); the late Joseph M. Magliochetti of Dana Corp.; Tom Gallagher of Genuine Parts Co., Atlanta, Ga.; L. Gene Stohler of Masco Tech Inc.; Frederick J. Mancheski of Echlin Inc.; John M. Riess (then of The Gates Rubber Co.); the late Larry McCurdy (then of Moog Automotive); and Jack Reilly (then of Tenneco Automotive).

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