Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys provide counseling and litigation assistance to many clients in the transportation industry, handling matters related to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations, rail systems, highways, tunnels and ports. Our attorneys also have substantial experience in matters involving motor carrier safety and regulation, including regulation formerly within the jurisdiction of the Interstate Commerce Commission but now under jurisdiction of the Surface Transportation Board.

We understand that a wide variety of skills is necessary when working with the transportation industry, ranging from litigation and administrative representation to transactional counseling and general advice. Specifically, we meet our transportation clients' needs in the following areas:

  • Condemnation Litigation
  • Construction and Infrastructure Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal and State Regulation
  • Finance
  • Governmental Contracts 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax

Our clients in these industries include:

  • Major airlines
  • Defense contractor
  • Local governments, cities and municipalities
  • Towing and trucking companies
  • International trading company
  • Manufacturers of industrial sealants and vehicle parts

Transportation

Experience Highlights

Class action for an aerospace manufacturing company
Represented an aerospace manufacturing company in a race discrimination class action lawsuit in which we defeated class certification and achieved more
Putative ERISA class action litigation against national airline
Representation of national airline company and former directors and officers in ERISA stock drop action and related claims in bankruptcy case. more
Class action law suit involving commercial truck diesel engines
Represented defendant in class action involving alleged defects in commercial truck diesel engines with exposure in excess of $250,000,000. more
Litigation over operating agreements and maintenance contracts for rail travel company
Represented a major rail travel company in suits over rail lines owned by the freight railroads in front of the National Arbitration Panel, a special more

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