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Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Washington, DC

  • 1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
  • Washington, DC
  • USA
  • 20036

Labor & Employment - Arizona

What the team is known for Garners praise for representation of national companies across the healthcare, chain store, automotive and aviation industries. Represents clients in NLRB proceedings, restrictive covenant disputes, wage and hour class actions, discrimination charges and union negotiations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The team is simply amazing. They routinely strategize best approaches, are very thorough to ensure all angles are considered and investigated, and provide solid counsel."

"The team is very cohesive, and they all have great strengths in writing, communication and preparation. All are responsive and available to us at any time."

Work highlights Handled litigation brought by a former employee of media company Gannett, on the grounds that she had been unfairly dismissed due to behavior resulting from a mental condition.

Defended Bashas’ grocery store chain in an EEOC investigation and four-day bench trial, achieving a limited enforcement action.

Notable practitioners  

Lawrence Katz is a "fantastic, responsive lawyer who will give parameters and analyze legal risks," say impressed clients. He anchors the firm's relationship with an impressive roster of companies in the automotive and supermarket chain industries, providing counsel on wrongful dismissal disputes, labor and union relations, as well as general personnel matters.

Stephanie Quincy conducts an impressive practice including defense of companies in EEOC litigation. Interviewees describe her as "brilliant, caring, strategic, thorough and a pleasure to deal with." Notable clients include Red Door Spa Holdings, Elizabeth Arden Spas and Banner Health.

Labor law specialist Steven Wheeless is a "very down-to-earth, personable lawyer, who makes you feel like his only client," say interviewees. He frequently represents clients before the NLRB.

Significant clients Dignity Health, Kia Motors, Mesa Air Group, William Coulter Motor Company, Cemex.

Litigation - Arizona

What the team is known for Known for receiving mandates from insurance companies both on a regional and federal level, with particular expertise in bad faith and contract disputes. Notable experience in antitrust and intellectual property litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They play off each other's strengths very, very well. They are all extremely intelligent and are able to grasp facts quickly."

"What you really want is people who will help you resolve litigation and do risk management, and these people are tenacious; they will vigorously pursue and advocate on your behalf."

What's new? The team has boosted its offering with the arrival of former US Attorney for the District of Arizona Paul Charlton. 

Work highlights Represented Hartford Accident & Indemnity Company and New England Reinsurance as one of the insurance companies used by the NFL, which recently filed suit for its insurers to pay any damages arising from concussion claims by NFL players. 

Notable practitioners  

Former District of Arizona US Attorney Paul Charlton impresses commentators with his direct and effective approach. His practice encompasses complex civil litigation as well as criminal cases and investigations.

Floyd Bienstock is praised by clients as a "smart and tenacious lawyer." He is highly experienced in insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, practicing both at regional and national level.

"First-rate courtroom lawyer" Jon Neumann is "very intelligent, can be very forceful and persuasive, and commands attention when he speaks," enthuse clients. He represented a number of insurance companies in an NFL lawsuit.

Significant clients Aetna, Bodybuilding.com, Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania, Lexington Insurance, Metropolitan Group Property and Casualty Insurance Company.

Environment - California

This firm is classed as a "Other Noted Firm".

Other Noted Firms are firms that are active in this practice area but have not yet been ranked.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - District of Columbia

What the team is known for Strong track record in the employee benefits and executive compensation field. Encyclopedic coverage of plan issues for a host of clients, encompassing large and medium employers, trade associations and tax-exempt organizations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"All in all their ERISA advisory and litigation practice is great. Smart, accessible, efficient people there."

"Excellent in all aspects: service, knowledge and response time."

Work highlights Ongoing operation and compliance advice provision relating to the cash balance and other qualified pension plans of a large insurance company.

Notable practitioners  

"One of the most influential and sought-out practitioners in the ERISA space for good reason," Melanie Nussdorf retains her star status this year. Her expansive work across the benefit and compensation field includes a focus on fiduciary issues and ERISA prohibited transaction exemptions. Impressed peers label her "terrific in her field," while delighted clients note that "she's been really excellent at guiding us through the maze of ERISA," and assert that "she delivers clear, cogent advice in an exceptionally timely and professional manner, and is a joy to work with."

Head of the ERISA, labor and employment group, Paul Ondrasik has particular expertise in the litigation side of the benefits and compensation area. Major clients testify to his "very good strategic mind, practicality and ability to get people out of trouble."

Significant clients Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, FINRA, Allstate.

Insurance - District of Columbia

What the team is known for Market-leading practice with a reputation for handling large and complex insurance coverage matters. Lawyers are skilled in all facets of insurance litigation, including asbestos, mass torts and professional liability, as well as reinsurance counseling, litigation and arbitration. Represents several of the largest domestic and international insurance companies.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Steptoe & Johnson has many excellent litigation partners, and the quality of work I receive from them reflects that."

"To my mind, they’re one of the first firms I think of for big, messy eight-figure-plus cases." 

Work highlights Recently acted as lead counsel for Travelers subsidiary USF&G in a complex and high-value asbestos coverage case.

Represented Zurich in a significant asbestos insurance coverage action in federal court in Delaware, brought by Maremont, involving in excess of $1 billion in coverage.

Notable practitioners  

James Rocap has a well-deserved reputation as one of the state's premier insurance lawyers. Recently, he advised Hartford Accident & Indemnity and New England Reinsurance in a high-profile coverage dispute with the NFL. Sources state: "He's a tremendous trial lawyer with the ability to make all arguments sound very reasonable."

"Fabulous lawyer" Roger Warin receives praise from peers and clients for his wide-ranging insurance and reinsurance practice, which includes expertise in D&O, natural disasters, environmental claims and securities fraud. Sources describe him as a "class act" who is "highly qualified at trying large cases."

Antonia Ianniello frequently represents major insurer and reinsurer clients in significant matters. Clients praise her "excellent, practical advice, strong advocacy and negotiation skills," with one remarking, "she has gotten troublesome matters resolved for significantly better terms than we ever expected was possible." 

Harry Lee is an attorney skilled in direct insurance and reinsurance matters, including professional liability, toxic torts and environmental for the former, and mass torts and property damage for the latter. Sources commend his multijurisdictional expertise and command of policy language. 

Significant clients AIG/Chartis, Swiss Re, XL Insurance, Allstate, MetLife.

Litigation - District of Columbia

What the team is known for Talented white-collar team with a particular focus on FCPA and securities work. Highly active trial practice renowned for its representation of individuals in high-profile cases. 

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Exceptional. They put me at ease with the whole situation and did a tremendous job of making sure I felt comfortable throughout the whole process."

Work highlights Acted for former BP executive David Rainey in a criminal investigation relating to the explosion and oil spill on the Deepwater Horizon rig.

Defended Paul Slough, a former Blackwater private security guard, against charges of manslaughter and attempted manslaughter in an ongoing criminal investigation regarding a 2007 shootout in Baghdad that allegedly resulted in the deaths of several Iraqi civilians.

Notable practitioners  

The "preeminent" Reid Weingarten has a wealth of experience as a trial attorney and is particularly commended for his work in connection with public corruption cases. He is "always extremely well prepared - he works hard, is smart and practical, and has great instincts," said one interviewee.

Brian Heberlig heads the firm's white-collar criminal defense practice group and focuses particularly on trial work. He has extensive experience representing individuals and corporate entities in cases relating to alleged securities fraud, FCPA, antitrust, healthcare fraud and environmental crimes. Sources regard him as an "articulate, responsive and personable" attorney, and he is further commended for his "outstanding writing and analytical skills.”

Significant clients Special Board Committee of Pilot Flying J, Rep. Richard Renzi, Anthony Chiasson, Hiroshi Watanabe.

Tax - District of Columbia

What the team is known for Offers advice and representation to multinationals, high net worth individuals and tax-exempt organizations in a broad range of federal, state and local tax transactions and controversies. Renowned for its expertise in insurance and employee benefits.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are extremely thoughtful, insightful and strategic in their advice. The team members complement each other extremely well and work seamlessly together." 

"They are great on tax issues relating to insurance and employee benefits."

What's new? New client and panel wins include Mondelez International and Etagen.

Work highlights Advised the Puerto Rico Government Development Bank in connection with administrative matters arising from alterations to the nation's income tax that were implemented in 2010. 

Represented TD Bank in a state and local tax appeal concerning tax adjustments made subsequent to the disregarding of the existence of a REIT. The appeal was brought before the Massachusetts Appellate Tax Board. 

Notable practitioners  

Philip West is head of the firm's tax department. He advises businesses on a variety of international transactions, and is regarded as a practitioner who "instills a lot of confidence in the client," and "is very thorough and very engaged with current international tax policy." 

Mark Silverman specializes in tax policy matters, controversies, planning and transactions. He demonstrates particular expertise in M&A, audits and appeals, and he is regarded as "one of the most respected tax advisers in the profession."

Arthur Bailey "is very experienced in life insurance taxation matters." He has a particular interest in controversies and litigation involving tax-advantaged and cross-border investments.

Significant clients John Hancock, Tax Reform Roundtable, Quellos Group, The Walt Disney Company, Union Pacific.

Telecommunications - District of Columbia

What the team is known for Remarkable skill in regulatory matters concerning wireless, satellite and media. Experienced in making representations to the FCC and handling large mergers and acquisitions for communications clients.

Work highlights Advised DISH Network on a $25 billion offer to acquire Sprint Nextel and an offer for Clearwire of over $6 billion.

Acts as general counsel to the Internet Association, a representative body for major internet companies and users, which involves advocating regulatory bodies and members of Congress. 

Notable practitioners

Head of department Pantelis Michalopoulos counts DISH Network and EchoStar among his clients, and recently represented the latter in an important appeal against the FCC's plug-and-play rules. Interviewees report that he is "very smart, knowledgeable and thorough."

Significant clients AOL, EchoStar, Open Internet Coalition, Google, Inmarsat, Netflix.

Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Meaningful regulatory compliance expertise and experience representing clients before the IRS, Department of Labor (DOL), the Treasury and the PBGC. Client base includes plan sponsors, actuaries and consultants, as well as ERISA-focused trade associations and banking and investment institutions.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are highly sophisticated, extremely competent lawyers. They provide terrific service to us."

"Steptoe provided excellent support on pension plans and regulatory issues."

Work highlights Acted on behalf of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System in seeking a favorable determination letter from the IRS in connection with the qualified status of the system's $250 billion pension fund.

Obtained regulatory relief from the IRS for the Allied Pilots Association, averting a distress termination and loss of benefits to plan participants.

Notable practitioners  

Melanie Nussdorf is renowned for her expertise in advising financial institutions in connection with employment benefits matters, including ERISA and fiduciary issues. Sources note that she is "really good, very practical, and she has a very good relationship with the DOL."

Significant clients Allstate, FINRA, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley.

Energy & Natural Resources - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Excels at energy regulatory and litigation work related to the electricity and oil and gas sectors. Represents clients in matters before FERC and in the courts related to issues such as market manipulation, transmission and antitrust. Also viewed as having one of the best pipeline regulatory practices in the country.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are very knowledgeable on regulatory issues and bring a tremendous amount of experience; they are very sophisticated lawyers and can handle complex issues very efficiently."

"They not only know the law, but are very pragmatic, really even-keeled, well-informed advisers."

Work highlights Represented TE Products Pipeline Company (TEPCO) in a FERC matter related to a cost-of-service rate increase for TEPCO's transportation of natural gas liquids and petroleum products.

Represented Southern California Edison before FERC and in courts in DC and California in litigation stemming from the California power crisis of 2000-01. 

Notable practitioners  

Steven Brose has a superb reputation and is widely considered by market sources to be one of the deans of the oil pipeline Bar. He represents pipeline companies in matters such as FERC rate cases and development approval matters. Sources say: "He has a real keen feel for the issues that are important and comes up with very common-sense approaches to address issues."

Douglas Green represents utilities in litigation and in regulatory matters related to bodies such as FERC, the DOE and DOJ. He is especially singled out for his knowledge of market power issues and antitrust matters. "He has a great ability to assess a case and evaluate what the strengths and weaknesses are, and he gives very measured and mature advice on how to deal with high-stakes litigation," notes one impressed interviewee.

David Raskin acts for clients in FERC matters in the electricity space. He is singled out by sources for his skills as an advocate and for his knowledge of FERC rate cases and transmission matters. "He is an excellent lawyer; he listens to clients and very actively tries to understand their problems, and he is sincere in getting them the service they need," reports one commentator.

Steven Reed is a highly respected attorney and focuses on representing oil pipeline companies in FERC proceedings. He advised Enbridge Energy in connection with a protest that had been filed at FERC claiming that his client had unlawfully prevented another pipeline company from connecting to its system. Peers describe him as "seasoned, very knowledgeable, with great relationship skills."

Richard Roberts is an experienced electricity attorney with a practice that encompasses litigation, regulatory matters and restructuring. He represented PSEG Power in federal court litigation that challenged the constitutionality of the Maryland Public Service Commission's program to subsidize the building of new power generation facilities. Sources say: "He has an encyclopedic knowledge of electricity law and he is knowledgeable, bright and politically savvy."

Daniel Poynor focuses on representing oil pipeline companies in state and federal regulatory proceedings. Recent highlights for Poynor include acting for Enterprise Products in a number of FERC matters. "He is a really bright guy and he has a creative way of presenting arguments," asserts one source. 

Steven Ross is an experienced FERC lawyer who represents clients in the electricity sector. He acted for American Electric Power in restructuring its Ohio subsidiary in order to comply with Ohio's regulations for retail competition. 

Significant clients ConocoPhillips, BP Pipelines, Western Refining Pipeline Company, American Transmission Company, Duke Energy. 

ERISA Litigation - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Offers substantial expertise in ERISA matters, and acts for a diverse client base of trustees, insurance carriers and major companies, among others. Shows strength across the gamut of ERISA issues, from 401(k) plan cases to those involving alleged breaches of fiduciary duty. Also has substantial experience in advising clients who are the subject of DOL investigations.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They get good results and have attorneys who are knowledgeable in the subject matter."

"We use them primarily for ERISA work and they are great - top-notch!"

Work highlights Continued to represent BP in connection with a class action suit brought against the company alleging breach of ERISA fiduciary duties following the Deepwater Horizon disaster.

Represented 19 directors and officers of The Bureau of National Affairs in a class action suit brought by a BNA retiree, involving claims of alleged ERISA fiduciary duty breaches. The team successfully negotiated a settlement. 

Notable practitioners  

The "excellent" Paul Ondrasik is viewed as a dean of the ERISA litigation field, and is especially celebrated for his skill acting for defendants in stock drop cases. Of late he successfully represented BP, securing the dismissal of a putative ERISA class action suit. Sources appreciate that he is "very knowledgeable and a problem solver." 

Melanie Nussdorf is an employee benefits expert who is highly experienced in fiduciary matters and questions relating to ERISA prohibited transaction exemptions. She acts for a range of financial institutions, including insurance companies, banks and brokerage firms.

FCPA - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office in Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Well placed to represent clients spanning a broad range of industries in FCPA investigations and related litigation. Also sought after for its deep compliance expertise, regularly counseling clients on regulatory matters arising under agencies such as the DOJ and the SEC.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They are practical and smart, and identify the key issues quickly. They have a very good reputation among lawyers and judges."

Work highlights Advised offshore oilfield services company Tidewater on compliance with its ongoing deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ.

Represented Hercules Offshore in SEC and DOJ investigations into alleged breaches of the FCPA, which were brought to the government's attention by a whistle-blower from within the company.

Notable practitioners  

Lucinda Low is viewed as "one of the foremost experts on advising US companies on FCPA compliance." She is also called upon to represent clients in DOJ and SEC investigations.

Significant clients Cameron International, Control Components.

Government - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Offers expertise in a range of sectors, including financial services, telecommunications, energy, tax and congressional investigations. Maintains strong relationships with Congress and the executive branch, and is adept at handling international issues.  

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Anytime I have had a need they have proactively gone out and met it."

Work highlights Continues to advise the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers on furthering state implementation efforts of regulatory reform of the insurance industry in connection with the Dodd-Frank financial services overhaul.

Counseled clients such as Facebook and AOL on regulatory and legislative telecommunications matters, involving the provision of expertise in connection with privacy, and data and cybersecurity issues.

Notable practitioners  

Scott Sinder is highly skilled in legislative advocacy and litigation matters. "We value his services and respect his judgment. He understands our industry and our members, and works seamlessly with us and our leadership to always produce quality advice and quality work," said one particularly impressed client.

Significant clients National Association of Convenience Stores, CRE Finance Council, Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, Kia Motors, The Travelers Companies. 

Insurance - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Significant team representing many of the nation's biggest insurers and reinsurers in high-profile disputes, both domestically and abroad. Displays skill in matters involving natural disasters, environmental contamination, asbestos and D&O liability.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Superior work product. Very litigation-savvy with tremendous trial work. A go-to firm." 

"Excellent. They are very good in large, complex insurance coverage litigation. The cases are properly staffed from the beginning."  

Work highlights Represented Hartford Accident & Indemnity and New England Reinsurance in a coverage dispute brought by the NFL, arising from head injuries suffered by former players.

Advised Hudson Specialty Insurance Company on a claim made by New Jersey Transit regarding the landfall of Superstorm Sandy on the Northeast cost of the US.

Notable practitioners  

"Splendid lawyer" James Rocap is held in high regard by peers and clients for his skill in a wide variety of insurance matters. Areas of his strength include claims relating to asbestos, environmental contamination, tobacco and silica. Clients say: "He's very thoughtful and reasoned, and is excellent at convincing the other side in a quiet, non-confrontational way."

Roger Warin is nationally reputed for his complex commercial litigation practice which includes vast experience of insurance disputes. He frequently represents major insurers and reinsurers in matters involving pharmaceuticals, asbestos, professional liability and environmental aspects.

Significant clients The Travelers Companies, Zurich North America, W. R. Berkley, Gen Re, AIG/Chartis.  

International Trade - Nationwide

What the team is known for Acknowledged as a preeminent trade practice. Recognized for its excellence across the spectrum of related disciplines. Handles sophisticated and high-profile trade remedies, trade policy, export controls and CFIUS matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"They're good at strategic advice, as well as legal analysis."

"Their work is of tremendous quality." 

"It's a broad, sophisticated practice." 

Notable practitioners  

Edward Krauland is viewed as a leading practitioner in the area of export controls. He has impressive experience in advising clients on investigations and disclosure issues.

Mark Moran is singled out as a leading trade remedies litigator. Clients praise his strategic analysis and "calm, reliable" approach.

Stewart Baker is a highly regarded CFIUS expert, who is praised for his broad governmental experience.

Clients value Susan Esserman's "relentless work" on their behalf and "deep understanding of commercial interests." She handles a range of trade disputes, including antidumping issues.

Senior statesman Richard Cunningham is identified as a "great talent" in the trade remedies arena. His expertise includes trade litigation and WTO matters.

Stephen Heifetz continues to build on his much-praised CFIUS practice. Clients admire his "impressive knowledge of the law and willingness to bring value by thinking outside the box."

New entry to the rankings Matthew Yeo receives particular praise for his strategic and legal analysis. He focuses on trade policy and litigation.

Significant clients Canadian Lumber Trade Alliance, LG Electronics, MeadWestvaco, MOFCOM, Tata Steel.

International Trade - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Broad trade practice with significant intellectual property expertise. Represents household names in Section 337 litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"The firm went beyond our expectations. The lawyers have a lot of experience to hand, which they were able to draw from and apply to our case."

"The team is very good at helping us manage an overall project and, importantly, analyzing our submissions to ensure we are compliant. The team is very responsive and consistently available."

Work highlights Defended LG in a Section 337 investigation concerning the technology used in the integrated circuit packages contained in its LCD televisions.

Represented Motorola Mobility in ITC proceedings brought by Immersion, which involved patents relating to haptic technology.

Notable practitioners  

Charles Schill has a tremendous track record as a trial lawyer. Interviewees say he "knows the trends of the judiciary," and is able to apply this knowledge to various cases before the ITC.

Clients describe Alice Kipel as a "subject matter expert," who offers a "high-energy, customer-focused" service and is "very pleasant to work with." She recently defended Dura Magnetics in a Section 337 investigation involving rare earth magnets.

Significant clients Alibaba.com, Huawei, LVMH, Mitsubishi Electric.

Leisure & Hospitality - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include New York and Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Maintains its reputation for providing solid representation to hospitality clients involved in high-profile litigation. Experienced in acting for developers, owners of hotels, franchises and operators, among others. Also noted for its expanding transactional capabilities.  

Work highlights Successfully represented the owner of the Ritz-Carlton Palm Beach Hotel in a lawsuit it brought against the hotel operator alleging failure to comply with contractual duties.  

Notable practitioners  

Cecelia Fanelli is an experienced litigator who receives plaudits for her effective judgment and legal strategy. She also handles transactions and sources note that "she has a wealth of experience and understanding of various business cases, including international conditions." 

Tax - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is DC.

What the team is known for Assists a broad range of clients facing domestic tax controversies. Noted for its strength in litigation, audits and IRS investigations.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Steptoe are problem solvers. They stay calm when dealing with difficult issues, while remaining cost-efficient." 

Work highlights Advised Honeywell International on a challenge to the taxable value of a facility built on land leased from the City of Phoenix.

Represented New York Life in the US district court in tax litigation relating to insurance policies.

Notable practitioners  

Arthur Bailey is admired by market sources for his "excellent strategic skills." He handles a broad range of tax controversies, and is well regarded for his proficiency in litigation.

Walker Johnson handles a broad range of controversies and tax planning matters. He is admired by market sources for being "hard-working and diligent."

Significant clients Kodak, Hancock, TD Bank.

Tax - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key offices include Phoenix and DC.

What the team is known for Highly regarded for its cross-border expertise, including tax planning, transfer pricing, tax consolidation and redomiciling. Also advises on the tax implications of M&A, spin-offs and other transactional matters.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Extremely competent and responsive, with great strategy. They try to understand client problems thoroughly, are excellent writers and have good judgment."

"They have a good international capacity and are well regarded."

Work highlights Represented Amazon on multiple internal restructuring transactions and external transactions, including asset transfers and mergers.

Notable practitioners

Mark Silverman leads the corporate and finance practice from DC.

Significant clients Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico, TD Bank Financial Group, Disney, Perrigo, Kodak. 

Transportation - Nationwide

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Washington, DC.

What the team is known for Offers dedicated expertise in cases before the STB across the full range of litigation and regulatory activity in the railroad sector. Recent success on behalf of prominent railroad clients underpins its presence as a leading player in representing the interests of the industry.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Their service is great. They're timely, and really first rate."

"They have a reputation in the transportation world generally - and it's a good one."

Work highlights Served as lead counsel to BNSF Railway in a range of litigation and regulatory issues before the STB, including recent challenges to its fuel surcharge and rates in the transportation of grain.  

Represented the Association of American Railroads in multiple STB rulemaking proceedings.

Notable practitioners  

Samuel Sipe has a wealth of experience in cases related to the STB, as well as handling mergers, rate matters and litigation relating to the railroad sector. Clients appreciate his "judgment, core knowledge and strategic advice."

Anthony LaRocca is skilled in a range of railroad matters, including antitrust, economic regulation and internal investigations as well as cases before the STB. He is considered "prominent and well regarded," and "a very solid and smart lawyer."

Esteemed practitioner Betty Jo Christian is an undisputed authority in the industry. She is a source of knowledge in areas such as M&A and the sale of rail lines, and remains "very strong in the community and the sector," according to commentators.

Significant clients Tongue River Railroad Company, Port of Houston Authority.