Steven J. Cernak

Prior to joining Schiff Hardin, Mr. Cernak spent 23 years at General Motors as a member of the legal staff. He practiced antitrust and trade regulation law at GM from 1989 to 2012, and served as lead competition law counsel for GM globally and lead counsel for GM’s Service Operations and Fleet Operations in the United States. Mr. Cernak managed GM’s responses to lemon law and breach of warranty lawsuits across the United States from 1999 to 2012. While he currently advises clients on antitrust matters in various industries, Mr. Cernak has maintained his connections to the auto industry by advising leading organizations in manufacturing vehicle safety research and parts production and distribution. Mr. Cernak also comments frequently on antitrust issues in various media, and he teaches in-house counsel courses at three law schools.

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