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


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

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第一等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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, such as cybersecurity, connectivity and autonomous vehicles. Recently showing strength in emissions issues.

Strengths Clients have a "strong impression of the firm" as "very proactive and forward looking in the advice they give, as well as being well integrated and connected within the key circles."

Sources describe the firm as "responsive, accurate and a reliable resource."

Work highlights Counseled Kia Motors America in regulatory matters and litigation concerning the development of dealer network initiatives.

Continues to defend Jaguar Land Rover in a dealership dispute alleging that its amended export policy breached the Vehicle Code.

Notable practitioners

Carl Chiappa is well regarded in the road industry and maintains a "strong reputation" among sources as a "stellar player in the automotive market." He has specific expertise in regulatory matters governing the interactions between authorized dealer and motor vehicle franchisors.

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

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Also handles class actions and government investigations.

Strengths Sources call Arent Fox "a well-regarded firm with a lot of depth."

Work highlights Acted for Sage Automotive Group in the $159.2 million sale of four automobile dealerships to Trophy Automotive Dealership Group.

Represented numerous automotive companies and dealerships including McKenna Autos in litigation surrounding the aftermath of the 2013 California Supreme Court action concerning employment matters in the car industry.

Notable practitioners

Aaron Jacoby has a leading automotive practice representing clients in range of regulatory, operational and litigation-related aspects. He has extensive experience in government investigations, class action and consumer litigation, as well as transactional work.

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)

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. Experience handling class actions, including labor and employment issues within the auto industry.

Strengths Sources recognize Gibson Dunn as "an extremely talented firm that really put in the resources necessary to accomplishing the object."

It is also commended by one source for being a "very strong firm with a broad presence in the transportation field" and for being particularly "strong in the litigation arena."

Work highlights Successfully defended Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz in the punitive class action claiming the misrepresentation of their diesel cars and the emissions characteristics.

Acted for Uber technologies in successful appellate cases, one being a class and collective action alleging the misrepresentation of Uber employees as independent contractors.

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Raymond Ludwiszewski maintains a significant environmental and auto industry practice focused on the representation of manufacturers in civil and criminal environment enforcement actions as well as handling greenhouse gas regulatory challenges.

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To learn more about our practice, please visit gibsondunn.com.

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

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

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. Works with the firm's public policy and regulation group on transport-specific compliance issues.

Strengths One client was particularly complimentary of the team's lawyers, stating: "They are very focused on customer service and do a good job of supporting us and whatever needs we have due to their broad array of expertise and skills, which is very handy."

"They are excellent attorneys, are efficient and produce a good work product," says an impressed source.

Work highlights Defended Landstar System in a lawsuit filed by A&R Logistics in which the plaintiff alleged breach of contract regarding the lease of intermodal tank containers and chassis.

Notable practitioners

Known for his "depth and breadth of knowledge" of the transportation industry, William Byrne routinely advises clients on the negotiations of motor carrier contracts, agency agreements, litigation and FMCSR compliance matters. His expertise extends to rail, intermodal and ocean transportation.

Lawrence Hamilton is described as a "very experienced attorney who has very good judgment and the ability to quickly evaluate the strength or weakness of a case." He regularly handles class action litigation for intermodal and motor carrier clients.

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

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第二等

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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.

Strengths Highlighted as a "terrific firm" by one client, while another source notes their "very strong presence in the automotive safety regulation space."

Notable practitioners

The "terrific" Erika Jones handles regulatory matters and consumer product safety, lauded as a "good litigator who handles contentious matters well." She is "a subject matter expert," says a source, explaining that she is "tough and also incredibly effective in getting great results, and able to give her perspective because she know the industry so well."

Adam Sloane has a practice focus on federal regulatory matters regarding motor vehicle and freight railroads. He is praised by a client for being "delightful to work with, knowledgeable and a deep thinker."

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

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第二等

Chambers Commentary (based on the Chambers research)

What the team is known for Strong practice with expertise in regulatory rule-making, 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. Notable for its representation of major motoring customer groups.

Work highlights Advises Hasbro's logistics team on motor carrier relationships and bid process.

Continues to assist Toyota Tsusho America with regulatory compliance issues governed by the FMSCA and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulations.

Notable practitioners

Known for her good reputation and "depth of knowledge" in the road industry, Karyn Booth handles FMCSA safety, licensing and insurance requirements. Her clients include trade associations, transport intermediaries and multinational corporations.

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 well regarded in the road industry and maintains a "strong reputation" among sources as a "stellar player in the automotive market." He has specific expertise in regulatory matters governing the interactions between authorized dealer and motor vehicle franchisors.

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Jacqueline Glassman

King & Spalding LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Jacqueline Glassman of King & Spalding LLP is commended by a client for being "incredibly knowledgeable in her practice area," and "able to provide concise counsel on the spot." Her practice focuses on motor vehicle and consumer safety as well as rule-making and enforcement actions, and she "brings real insight into how the agencies work and what the political implications are."

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific" Erika  Jones handles regulatory matters and consumer product safety, lauded as a "good litigator who handles contentious matters well." She is "a subject matter expert," says a source, explaining that she is "tough and also incredibly effective in getting great results, and able to give her perspective because she know the industry so well."

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Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Known for his "depth and breadth of knowledge" of the transportation industry, William Byrne routinely advises clients on the negotiations of motor carrier contracts, agency agreements, litigation and FMCSR compliance matters. His expertise extends to rail, intermodal and ocean transportation.

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Christopher Grigorian

Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Christopher Grigorian of Foley & Lardner LLP has experience in representing equipment suppliers and manufacturers in safety regulations matters, including enforcement and rule-making proceedings, as well as compliance matters under the TREAD Act. His practice also includes antitrust matters and advice on trade regulations.

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Arent Fox LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Aaron Jacoby has a leading automotive practice representing clients in range of regulatory, operational and litigation-related aspects. He has extensive experience in government investigations, class action and consumer litigation, as well as transactional work.

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Raymond B Ludwiszewski

Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "terrific"  Raymond Ludwiszewski maintains a significant environmental and auto industry practice focused on the representation of  manufacturers in civil and criminal environment enforcement actions as well as handling greenhouse gas regulatory challenges.

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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 is a well-regarded attorney with extensive expertise in the automotive industry, working with clients such as motor vehicle manufacturers and distributors. He also has a litigation practice in franchising matters and regulatory compliance experience.

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Foley & Lardner LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Mark Aiello of Foley & Lardner LLP specializes in the representation of automotive suppliers in arbitration and appellate proceedings. In addition, he has knowledge on regulatory and governance issues.

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Thompson Hine LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Known for her good reputation and "depth of knowledge" in the road industry, Karyn Booth handles FMCSA safety, licensing and insurance requirements. Her clients include trade associations, transport intermediaries and multinational corporations.

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Lawrence Hamilton

Holland & Knight LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Lawrence Hamilton is described as a "very experienced attorney who has very good judgment and the ability to quickly evaluate the strength or weakness of a case." He regularly handles class action litigation for intermodal and motor carrier clients.

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McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Brian Jackson of McGuireWoods LLP maintains a transportation practice focused on motor carriers matters such as litigation, DOT audits and investigations and NTSB investigations. He has particular expertise in tractor-trailer accidents and multiple vehicle collisions.

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Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

The "leading" Ronald Leibman of Riker Danzig Scherer Hyland & Perretti LLP works with clients including manufacturers, motor carriers and retailers. A client notes his "over-arching knowledge of the subject matter and current developments" as well as his ability to go "deeper into the background facts and details as necessary."

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Mayer Brown LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Adam Sloane has a practice focus on federal regulatory matters regarding motor vehicle and freight railroads. He is praised by a client for being "delightful to work with, knowledgeable and a deep thinker."

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Associates to watch

McGuireWoods LLP

From the Chambers USA guide

Ashley Winsky of McGuireWoods LLP is an associate who is developing an impressive reputation in the motor carrier and trucking practice, advising clients in claims of personal injury and wrongful death from road accidents. She is described by one source as "energetic, dynamic and very tenacious."

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