Our Transportation, Logistics & Supply Chain Management lawyers are skilled at helping clients successfully and effectively get things from point A to point B.
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, regulatory and compliance matters, and provide strategic advice and counsel on day-to-day and long-term issues and corporate planning. Our lawyers deliver cutting-edge, cost-effective representation for a broad spectrum of transactions and commercial matters, and also utilize their extensive experience with shippers, 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 being to achieve 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 motor carriage, aircraft, ocean, customs and international trade, rail, intermodal services, automobile, power facilities, 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. We offer unique experience that goes beyond just legal knowledge—we understand supply chain people, their operational concerns and overriding business goals, and provide guidance based on hands-on operational experience and educational training. We work closely with in-house counsel and operations staff to find practical legal solutions to assure supply chain excellence.
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.
Our cohesive team of transactional, regulatory, and litigation lawyers 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
- Equipment leasing and purchasing
- Food and safety
- Labor and employment
- Mergers and acquisition
- Modal selection and contracting
- Outsourcing and insourcing
- Private fleets and dedicated carriage
- Real estate
- Regulatory compliance
- Strategic planning
- Waste transportation