Williams & Connolly lawyers have years of experience handling a wide range of litigation matters facing clients in the transportation industry, including commercial, class action, antitrust, regulatory, investigation, and employment matters, among others. We have represented clients in all sectors of the industry, including aviation, aerospace, technology, logistics and delivery, rail, marine, automotive, and trucking. Our lawyers have represented transportation companies and their executives before a wide variety of regulatory agencies, including the Department of Transportation (“DOT”), the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”), Department of Justice (“DOJ”), and the Maritime Administration.
Some of the firm’s transportation matters include representing:
- A Fortune 100 transportation company in a fraud investigation being conducted by the DOJ Criminal and Civil Fraud Sections.
- Amtrak in a First Amendment challenge to its refusal to display a political ad in New York’s Penn Station.
- An automotive dealership network in a high-stakes arbitration involving a putative nationwide consumer class action.
- A nationwide auto dealer in a putative class action alleging wage and hour law violations.
- CSX railroad in litigation arising from train accidents, including the derailment of a CSX freight train in a tunnel in Baltimore, Maryland, giving rise to multiple business interruption claims.
- A former senior executive of a transportation company in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation involving South Africa.
- The founder and former CEO of one of the country’s most prominent technology firms in securities litigation and shareholder disputes.
- A transportation company in a dispute in state court regarding the acquisition and re-sale of used aircraft and engines from a foreign airline.
- A Fortune 100 company in an Office of Foreign Assets (“OFAC”) investigation concerning its transportation business. The firm secured a no action letter with no penalty from OFAC.
- Outdoor Advertising Association of America in litigation concerning the validity of DOT guidance permitting the erection of digital billboards along federal highways.
- A Fortune 100 transportation company in a False Claims Act investigation conducted by the DOJ.
- A major defense contractor in an internal investigation regarding watercraft technology.
- A Fortune 100 company in multiple matters involving personal injury and product liability actions arising out of an aviation accident.
- A defense contractor in qui tam litigation filed by former employees who alleged false claims submissions in conjunction with aircraft pricing.
- A global aerospace contractor in an arbitration held under the AAA commercial rules concerning an alleged breach of contract.