Nissan’s Andrew Tavi named in Nashville Business Journal’s 2014 Best of the Bar

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Nissan’s Andrew Tavi, vice president, Legal and Government Affairs, Secretary and General Counsel, was named to Nashville Business Journal’s 2014 Best of the Bar, a list of Nashville’s best in the legal profession.

“Andrew is a strong leader who views his lawyers as business executives with legal training, and he challenges them to use their knowledge of the law to find innovative solutions to business problems,” said Scott Becker, Nissan’s senior vice president of Administration and Finance. “With this deeply rooted, business-first mindset and his strong relationships with key constituents—local and abroad—he has been instrumental in positioning Nissan as a leader in the community and in the automotive industry.”

Tavi began his Nissan career in 2009 and with more than 100 employees in seven offices, he is now responsible for all of Nissan’s legal and government affairs activities in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Latin America. Under his leadership, Nissan’s legal department has achieved industry-recognized results in contested matters, managed global partnerships with Renault and Daimler and provided vital support as Nissan pioneered the rollout of electric vehicles and infrastructure. Tavi holds a bachelor of arts and Juris Doctor from the University of Michigan.

The Best of the Bar awards recognize outstanding lawyers in the Nashville area, and winners are nominated and chosen by their peers in the legal community. The full list of winners can be found on Nashville Business Journal’s website at

About Nissan North America
In North America, Nissan's operations include automotive styling, engineering, consumer and corporate financing, sales and marketing, distribution and manufacturing. Nissan is dedicated to improving the environment under the Nissan Green Program and has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year in 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 by the U.S Environmental Protection Agency. More information on Nissan in North America and the complete line of Nissan and Infiniti vehicles can be found online at and, or visit the Americas media sites and

About Nissan
Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan's second-largest automotive company, is headquartered in Yokohama, Japan, and is part of the Renault-Nissan Alliance. Operating with more than 236,000 employees globally, Nissan sold more than 4.9 million vehicles and generated revenue of 9.6 trillion yen (USD 116.16 billion) in fiscal 2012. Nissan delivers a comprehensive range of over 60 models under the Nissan and Infiniti brands. In 2010, Nissan introduced the Nissan LEAF, and continues to lead in zero-emission mobility. The LEAF, the first mass-market, pure-electric vehicle launched globally, is now the best-selling EV in history.

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