NHTSA Leadership

Chief Counsel: Jonathan C. Morrison

As Chief Counsel, Jonathan Morrison oversees the provision of all legal services and advice for the full array of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) vehicle safety and highway safety programs.

Previously, Mr. Morrison served as President of Irvine, California-based Auto Advisory Services (AAS), a legal compliance consulting company.  From 2006-2014, Mr. Morrison worked as the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs for the California New Car Dealers Association in Sacramento.

Mr. Morrison is a member of the State Bar of California, and has served as an appointed member of the California Bureau of Automotive Repair Advisory Group, and as Director of the California Automotive Business Coalition. Mr. Morrison has a bachelor of philosophy degree in philosophy and music from the University of Pittsburgh, a juris doctor from the Notre Dame Law School, and a master of law degree in international business law from University College London.