Kilpatrick Townsend attorneys provide counseling and litigation assistance to many clients in the transportation industry. We cover all modes of transportation, including motor carrier, aviation, rail systems, highways, tunnels, maritime/ports, and third party logistics. Our attorneys handle also matters related to the U.S. Department of Transportation regulations. Our attorneys 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
  • Corporate Governance
  • Environment and Product Regulation 
  • Federal and State Regulation
  • Finance
  • Governmental Contracts 
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor and Employment
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax

Our clients in these industries include:

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

Transportation

Experience Highlights

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
Chrysler Group LLC v. USA Wholesale Scooters, Inc., et al.
Represented Chrysler Group in obtaining preliminary and permanent injunctive relief against Defendants’ use of the JEEPSTER mark and Jeep Grille more
Contract dispute arising out of a government contract for a marine repair and conversion company
Represent a marine repair and conversion contractor in disputes arising from a contract for the conversion of a fleet of U.S. Coast Guard cutters. more
Patent litigation related to estimated arrival times for four major airlines
Successfully represented four major airlines in patent infringement case involving location and estimated time of arrival of vehicles. Although many more

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