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GM partners with Ventec to manufacture ventilators in response to coronavirus pandemic

Client(s) General Motors Company

Jones Day is advising General Motors Company on the "Project V" partnership with Ventec Life Systems Inc. to mass produce ventilators needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership entailed GM retooling a portion of its idled Kokomo, Indiana, facility, bringing back to work hundreds of laid-off workers. GM also mobilized its supply base to produce the parts necessary for each ventilator. In addition to contract negotiations, Jones Day advised GM on the FDA regulatory aspects of ventilator manufacture and matters related to the Defense Production Act. Production began in April.