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Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain Management

Efficient coordination of the transportation and supply chain continuum is essential for a strong economy. Our Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain Management attorneys have an intimate knowledge of the moving parts within this continuum. Manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, distributors, and third-party logistics providers seek our unmatched hands-on experience to achieve operational efficiency, maximize their protections, and deliver excellent value to internal and external customers.

We regularly represent clients in transactional, dispute resolution, and regulatory compliance matters, and provide strategic advice and counsel on day-to-day and long-term issues and corporate planning. Our attorneys deliver cutting-edge, cost-effective representation for a broad spectrum of transactions and commercial matters, and also utilize their extensive experience with carriers, brokers, freight forwarders, warehouses, and other third-party logistics providers and government regulators in areas such as freight claims, double payment, liability, breach of contract, and accident-related matters, among others—with the goal of achieving favorable outcomes short of litigation.

Transportation & Logistics

We work closely with in-house counsel and technical professionals to ensure successful transportation project delivery. We develop and implement early and continuing strategic thinking and counsel for all segments of the domestic and international transportation industry, including aircraft, ocean, automobile, rail, power facilities, motor carriage, intermodal services, customs and international trade, third-party logistics, telecommunications, computers, software, and other technologies.

Supply Chain Management

We take a business-oriented approach to help clients implement lean supply chain strategies and anticipate issues that may arise in these complex economic relationships. Our team offers unique experience that goes beyond just legal knowledge—we understand supply chain people, their operational concerns, and your overriding business goals. We provide hands-on experience based on actual operational experience and educational training, and work closely with in-house counsel and operations staff to find practical legal solutions to assure supply chain excellence.

Emerging Technologies

Our lawyers have the first-hand experience and sound judgment to guide clients through the constantly evolving technological landscape as the supply chain industry rushes toward data-driven solutions, including digital freight brokerage, routing, freight and vehicle visibility, blockchain and smart contracts, big data, autonomous  vehicles, and artificial intelligence. We develop forward-thinking contractual, purchasing, operational, and implementation strategies to strengthen clients’ competitive position in the marketplace.

Full-Service Practice

Our cohesive team of transactional, regulatory, and litigation attorneys collaborate across the firm’s nine offices to draw on our bench strength in multiple practice areas and subspecialties as needed. These include:

  • Customs and trade
  • Emerging technologies
  • Environmental
  • Equipment leasing and purchasing
  • Food and safety
  • Insurance
  • Labor and employment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Modal selection and contracting
  • Outsourcing and insourcing
  • Private fleets and dedicated carriage
  • Real estate
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Strategic planning
  • Warehousing
  • Waste transportation