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Education

  • J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1996
  • M.B.A., Syracuse University, 1983
  • B.A., Queens College, 1978

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Memberships & Affiliations

H.H. Franklin Supply Chain Advisory Board, Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

Board of Directors, Institute of Logistical Management

Editorial Advisory Board, Law360 Transportation

American Bar Association, Business Law Section

Steering Committee, Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey Transportation Forum

Blockchain in Transport Alliance

Ronald M. Leibman

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    F: 212.645.0597

A respected leader in supply chain and logistics law, Ronald Leibman delivers business-oriented legal solutions for manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, carriers, and third-party logistics providers in areas such as modal selection and contracting, regulatory compliance, outsourcing/insourcing, dispute resolution, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Beyond his commercial and corporate law and litigation experience, Ron brings valuable industry insights from his prior role as a senior logistics executive at Wakefern Food Corp. (ShopRite Supermarkets) and Fortunoff’s. He helps clients achieve operational efficiency and deliver enhanced value to customers through this deep understanding of the supply chain environment. 

Ron also guides clients through the constantly evolving technological landscape as the supply chain industry rushes toward data-driven solutions, including blockchain and smart contracts, big data, and artificial intelligence. He anticipates the potential benefits and risks for decision-makers and helps develop smart and practical purchasing, operational, and implementation strategies to overcome challenges and strengthen their competitive position in the marketplace. Ron also works with app-based, demand-driven, and crowd-sourced transportation clients on both the shipper and supplier side. He leads McCarter’s efforts in the Blockchain in Transport Alliance.

The prestigious legal guide Chambers USA has included Ron in its nationwide rankings since 2015 for Transportation: Road (Carriage/Commercial) for his strategic and operational planning counsel, calling him a “client favorite” whose clients compliment his “superb understanding of our business.” Clients also describe him as “one of my favorite people on the planet,” saying “he has a great balance of lawyerly restraint while still understanding the business elements.” Thomson Reuters has included Ron on its Super Lawyers list (Transportation & Maritime) since 2016.

Ron has written and lectured on a variety of logistics, supply chain, and business topics to industry and educational groups, including the Association for Corporate Growth–New York, Bisnow (National Industrial Event), the Cosmetic Drug and Allied Lines Credit Group, Eye For Transport, the Food Marketing Institute, and the Knowledge Group.

Ron’s published articles include:

  • “Supply Chain Logistics: New Ways of Doing Old Things” (Corporate Counsel Business Journal, March 2019)
  •  “Interstate Motor Carrier Drivers Exempt From California MRB Regulation” (JD Supra, January 2019)

  • “Panama Canal Expansion Could Increase Freight Claims” (Law360, June 2016)

  • “House Members Seek to Set Due Diligence Standards for Motor Carrier Hiring” (Inbound Logistics online edition, September 2014)

  • “Understanding Warehouseman’s Liens” (Inbound Logistics online edition, April 2013)

  • “FMCSA Abandons Carrier Oversight” (Inbound Logistics, August 2012)

Ron is often tapped by publications, such as Law360, Reuters, and Inbound Logistics, for comment on current industry trends and specific regulations, including in the articles:

  • “Eased Rest-Break Rule for Truckers Primed for Challenges” (Law360, August 2019)
  • “How NJ Moves the World" (New Jersey Monthly, June 2019)

  • “Major Law Firm Joins Blockchain in Transport Alliance” (Freightwaves, June 2019)

  • “26 Warehouse Pros Reveal the Most Important Factors to Consider when Moving to an Automated Warehouse” (6 River Systems, April 2019)

  • “Agency Deference May Snag 9th Circ. Meal, Rest Break Row” (Law360, February 2019)

  • “3rd Circ. NJ Classification Ruling Curbs Scope of Preemption” (Law360, January 2019)

  • “Things to Know About the New Rail, Trucking Agency Chiefs” (Law360, February 2018)

  • “Evolving Tech Drives New Risks for Transpo Cos.” (Law360, November 2017)

  • “Trucker Sleep Apnea Test Latest to Fall Under Reg Rollbacks” (Law360, August 2017)

  • “3 Questions About the DOT’s New Speed-Limiter Rule” (Law360, August 2016)

  • “Water Resources Development Act” (Law360, June 2016)

  • “FDA Food Safety Rule Prevents New Challenges for Shippers” (Law360, April 2016)

  • “NJ’s Unique Law Practice Groups” (New Jersey Business, November 2015)

  • “Transportation Liability: Busting Seven Common Myths” (Inbound Logistics, January 2013)

Speaking

09/06/18
The Changing Face of the Supply Chain
Cowen & Company’s 11th Annual Global Transportation Conference

Publications

03/06/19