Capabilities

Transportation

Our Transportation practice is comprised of a multidisciplinary bench of senior lawyers seamlessly providing comprehensive services across the industry, including aircraft (commercial, cargo, and corporate), automotive, freight rail, ports, toll roads/roadways, shipping, and related equipment. 

Our transactional lawyers are adept at guiding operators, commercial/investment banks, investors, regulators and governments, and other deal stakeholders through complex domestic, cross-border, and multijurisdictional matters.

Our litigators focus on complex litigation, mass torts, product liability, and antitrust issues. We are counsel to national, international, and regional clients in a range of commercial disputes and transnational litigation, including jury and non-jury trials. We handle matters for national and international companies that involve foreign parties, including jurisdiction of US courts, foreign sovereign immunity, forum non conveniens, service of process and discovery abroad, and multidistrict litigation.

We have established a reputation as a "go to" firm for crisis incidents; most recently having been involved in litigation resulting from widely reported events such as the Costa Concordia grounding and airplane incidents.

Experience

Sonaca Group Acquisition of LMI Aerospace Inc.
Advised this Belgium-based client active in the development, manufacturing, and assembly of advanced structures for civil, military, and space markets on its all-cash acquisition of St. Louis, Missouri-based LMI Aerospace Inc.
Major Railroad In Re Rail Freight Fuel Surcharge Antitrust Litigation
Defending the company in several nationwide class action antitrust law suits.
Airbus S.A.S. Siswanto v. Airbus S.A.S.
Secured dismissal of litigation involving design of crew seating.
Spirit AeroSystems Holdings Dismissal of securities class action
Secured complete dismissal and victory when the Tenth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a securities class action complaint alleging clients made false and misleading statements that artificially inflated Spirit’s stock price.
Carnival Corporation Dismissal of all US claims involving Costa Concordia shipwreck
Acted as lead counsel for the defendants in lawsuits and appeals across the US arising from the widely-publicized January 2012 shipwreck involving the Costa Crociere cruise ship Costa Concordia.
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Perspectives

And Now A Word From The Panel: An MDL Denial
Appellate Law360, Class Action Law360, Competition Law360, Cybersecurity & Privacy Law360, Employment Law360, Life Sciences Law360, Product Liability Law360, Securities Law360, Tax Law360, Transportation Law360
19th Annual Global Airfinance Conference
The Strategic View—Aviation UK
Perrotta Again Makes Key Contribution to Leading Aviation Guide
Tax Alert: New York Exempts General Aviation Aircraft from Sales and Use Tax
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Finance (2018)
Transport: Aviation and Air Travel – Litigation (2018)
Transport Aviation and Air Travel Litigation (2015-2017)
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