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Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) — USA - Nationwide


Hogan Lovells US LLP - Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Impressive practice with strength in automotive issues, notably including safety and environmental compliance matters. Further noted capacity for dealing with issues in the automotive franchise and corporate sectors, as well as advising clients on issues at the intersection of the automotive and technology industries, like cybersecurity, connectivity and autonomous vehicles.

Strengths One client appreciates that "they have a really deep knowledge of our products and our business model, and they're easy to work with."

Work highlights Represented Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Vans throughout all elements of the large scale Takata air bag recall.

Continued to serve as counsel to Kia Motors in a swath of issues, including those involving international trade, dealer contract breaches and new dealership facility agreements, as well as in various other regulatory and litigation matters.

Significant clients Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar Land Rover North America, Nissan Group, Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers.

Notable practitioners

Carl Chiappa is a leading expert on legal issues affecting automobile franchisors. He is highly experienced in litigating a variety of disputes and in providing general strategic operational counsel. One client attests that "he knows this area cold and is able to give advice really quickly, and able to help us mitigate risk with our dealer network."

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Arent Fox LLP - Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Key office is in Los Angeles.

What the team is known for Well-regarded pure automotive practice with significant experience advising industry clients on franchising, regulatory compliance, environmental concerns and M&A. Represents clients from across the USA, including dealership groups, auto parts suppliers and industry associations.

Strengths "Arent Fox possesses many strengths, including their knowledge and experience in IP, antitrust rules and counterfeiting. They have a keen understanding of the industry and its many players, which allows for valuable insight and guidance," enthuses one source.

Clients comment that the firm "has tremendous resources and great legal tactics," and is "responsive, professional and easy to work with."

Work highlights Advised Sam Swope Auto Group on the sale of eleven automobile dealerships, fourteen real estate properties and a collision center to Automotive Management Services for $250 million.

Supported regional dealership McKenna Motors in the $80 million acquisition of its competitor, South Bay BMW.

Significant clients MileOne Automotive, Lexus of Glendale, Niss-Cali Holdings, Beck Chevrolet.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Jacoby is a "knowledgeable and consummate professional" according to one source, who says Jacoby "offers consistently sound and thoughtful counsel." His vast automotive industry experience extends across a number of disciplines and he has recently been active advising clients on large investments and acquisitions, as well as providing counsel on the development of driverless cars.

About the Team (content provided by Arent Fox LLP)

Our automotive industry team works with lawyers and practice groups throughout Arent Fox to address challenges from privacy and cyber security to taxation, from HSR filings to licensing, from Federal Trade Commission enforcement actions to franchise litigation, and from class actions to criminal accusations. Combining industry expertise with our firm’s deep legal bench gives us a formidable market presence. 


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Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP - Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) Department

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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

What the team is known for Impressive road transportation practice with expertise across a broad range of industry matters, including environment, antitrust, franchising and international trade issues, particularly as they are concerned to litigation and appeals. Represents a number of significant transportation companies, auto manufacturers and other leading automotive clients.

Strengths One market commentator reports: "The team as a whole is excellent. They approach their work strategically and do not miss a beat."

Work highlights Obtained a victory for Uber in proceedings before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals involving the enforceability of its arbitration agreements with drivers.

Represented Fiat Chrysler in a wrongful death suit brought against the company in Georgia state court.

Significant clients Toyota, Fiat Chrysler, Mitsuba, Motorcar Parts of America, Covenant Transportation.

Notable practitioners

Raymond Ludwiszewski is a well regarded environmental practitioner with an in-depth expertise in the handling of civil and criminal environment claims in the automotive sector. He is "highly regarded" and is praised for being "attuned to EPA."

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Holland & Knight LLP - Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) Department

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Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

Basic facts about the department
Key office is Jacksonville.

What the team is known for Respected team, recognized for its experience representing trucking companies in all aspects of transportation law, alongside related issues such as insurance and regulatory matters. Knowledgeable of issues facing intermodal or multimodal clients in the road transport space. Called upon by manufacturers and transport companies to assist with disputes, investigations and governmental relations.

Strengths A satisfied commentator reports that the firm "has provided an excellent service and has the resources to address whatever we may need."

Work highlights Represented a number of motor carriers, including CSX Intermodal Terminals and California Multimodal, in worker classification proceedings, including defending claims and providing general counsel.

Continued to advise Landstar across various elements of its operations, including employment advice and litigation and insolvency issues and its contracts with shippers, brokers and agents.

Significant clients UPS, Quality Distribution, APL Logistics Americas, ULS Express, K&R Transportation.

Notable practitioners

William Byrne possesses "extensive knowledge in the industry and is very efficient in producing great work product" according to one market observer. His broad transportation practice means he is well versed in representing road clients in regulatory compliance issues, carrier contracts and brokerage agreements. A market insider notes that "his extensive transportation experience and general wisdom make him my go-to guy."

Lawrence Hamilton is a "very experienced litigator with high integrity and work ethic" according to an interviewee. He is experienced in large transportation disputes at federal and state levels and also advises on various contractual and transactional issues. He is known by one client to be "a strong litigator - experienced with strategy."

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Mayer Brown LLP - Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) Department

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

What the team is known for Esteemed for work related to vehicle and product safety for clients in the road transportation sector. Regularly represents clients before federal regulatory agencies and advises on legislative proposals.

Notable practitioners

Erika Jones is highly valued by her automotive industry clients. Her practice is concentrated on litigation and regulatory matters, especially those concerning consumer product safety and vehicle safety issues. One source appreciates that she has "a terrific ability to wrap her arms around very complex regulations and a deep understanding of our industry."

Adam Sloane possesses a "tremendous depth of knowledge of the agencies we deal with," one client observes. He is particularly knowledgeable of administrative law and product liability appeal work in federal and state courts. He offers impressive experience in proceedings before the STB and NHTSA, as well numerous other federal agencies.

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Thompson Hine LLP - Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) Department

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

What the team is known for Strong practice with expertise in regulatory rulemaking, federal preemption litigation and freight forwarder contracts. Represents clients before the Department of Transportation and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Stands out for dedicated motor carrier emergency response team and subsequent experience in major accident litigation for trucking companies.

Work highlights Advised General Motors on all of the legal issues arising from its transportation and logistics needs.

Advised Hasbro on its motor carrier and broker bid process, including drafting template agreements for all US relationships and offering regulatory counsel and risk assessment.

Significant clients General Motors, Toyota Tsusho America, Fortune Brands, Ann Inc., Pier One Imports.

Notable practitioners

Karyn Booth is considered by one source to be "personable, knowledgeable and to have a pragmatic and practical application of law and business." She represents transportation intermediaries, multinational corporations and trade associations in a host of road-related issues. Sources know her to be "very, very skilled in her area" and an attorney who "gets the work done."

About the Team (content provided by Thompson Hine LLP)

Our lawyers regularly assist carriers, intermediaries and shippers in a wide variety of motor carrier matters, including the negotiation and drafting of motor carrier, broker, and freight forwarder contracts; claims for loss, damage and delay; and safety and licensing matters. Our client services include:

  • Draft and update motor carrier and intermediary shipping contracts
  • Prepare and file motor carrier and broker license applications
  • Prepare, file and, if necessary, litigate cargo loss, damage and delay claims
  • Advise clients on motor carrier safety issues, including compliance with hazardous materials regulations

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Hogan Lovells US LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Carl Chiappa is a leading expert on legal issues affecting automobile franchisors. He is highly experienced in litigating a variety of disputes and in providing general strategic operational counsel. One client attests that "he knows this area cold and is able to give advice really quickly, and able to help us mitigate risk with our dealer network."

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Jacqueline Glassman

King & Spalding LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacqueline Glassman of King & Spalding LLP maintains an accomplished road transportation practice. She represents automakers and trade associations in a spectrum of matters, including in fuel efficiency regulations and safety matters. One source highlights that she is "very insightful and easily understands automobile mechanics and safety related issues."

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Erika Jones is highly valued by her automotive industry clients. Her practice is concentrated on litigation and regulatory matters, especially those concerning consumer product safety and vehicle safety issues. One source appreciates that she has "a terrific ability to wrap her arms around very complex regulations and a deep understanding of our industry."

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

William Byrne possesses "extensive knowledge in the industry and is very efficient in producing great work product" according to one market observer. His broad transportation practice means he is well versed in representing road clients in regulatory compliance issues, carrier contracts and brokerage agreements. A market insider notes that "his extensive transportation experience and general wisdom make him my go-to guy."

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Christopher Grigorian

Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Grigorian of Foley & Lardner LLP is "very knowledgeable of our industry and quickly understands a situation," reports one observer. He maintains a broad transportation practice, with particularly in-depth knowledge of federal motor vehicle safety standards. He has noted expertise in supply chain issues and safety recalls.

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Lawrence Hamilton

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence Hamilton is a "very experienced litigator with high integrity and work ethic" according to an interviewee. He is experienced in large transportation disputes at federal and state levels and also advises on various contractual and transactional issues. He is known by one client to be "a strong litigator - experienced with strategy."

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Arent Fox LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Aaron Jacoby is a "knowledgeable and consummate professional" according to one source, who says Jacoby "offers consistently sound and thoughtful counsel." His vast automotive industry experience extends across a number of disciplines and he has recently been active advising clients on large investments and acquisitions, as well as providing counsel on the development of driverless cars.

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Raymond B Ludwiszewski

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Raymond Ludwiszewski is a well regarded environmental practitioner with an in-depth expertise in the handling of civil and criminal environment claims in the automotive sector. He is "highly regarded" and is praised for being "attuned to EPA."

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Steven McKelvey, Jr.

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Steven McKelvey of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP represents a client base of automakers, distributors and manufacturer trade associations in litigation concerning a myriad of issues. He is described by one source as "an excellent lawyer - he's number one in the franchise area."

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Aiello of Foley & Lardner LLP maintains a "strong knowledge of the industry and gives practical advice," one source observes. His practice is focused on the commercial aspects of transportation, with particular regard to supply chain issues, product development and governance.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Karyn Booth is considered by one source to be "personable, knowledgeable and to have a pragmatic and practical application of law and business." She represents transportation intermediaries, multinational corporations and trade associations in a host of road-related issues. Sources know her to be "very, very skilled in her area" and an attorney who "gets the work done."

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McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "top-notch" Brian Jackson of McGuireWoods LLP dedicates his practice to the trucking space, where he acts for a multitude of industry participants, including major shipping companies and insurance companies, which he advises on highly sensitive litigation. One happy source affirms that he "will work hard for you."

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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ronald Leibman of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP is sought after by clients to apply his years of industry experience to operational and strategic planning issues, especially in the supply chain and logistics sectors. One insider reports that he is a "very trusted adviser and is exceptionally knowledgeable about our industry."

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Sloane possesses a "tremendous depth of knowledge of the agencies we deal with," one client observes. He is particularly knowledgeable of administrative law and product liability appeal work in federal and state courts. He offers impressive experience in proceedings before the STB and NHTSA, as well numerous other federal agencies.

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Associates to watch

McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ashley Winsky of McGuireWoods LLP is an associate with a flourishing contentious practice, active in a host of automotive industry disputes, particularly in those involving personal injury claims. One client reports that "she handled a case and was a superstar - she does her homework and is very well prepared."

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