Background - Practices (Details)



Crowell & Moring delivers effective legal counsel to domestic and international clients from across the transportation industry, including equipment manufacturers, retailers, and providers of aerospace, aviation, automobile, rail, maritime, and trucking services. We also represent banks, financial institutions, and other parties who provide financing services to the industry, as well as trade associations, consulting companies, and research and development enterprises.

We offer cross-disciplinary, full-service legal guidance, including regulatory counseling with respect to environmental, labor, product safety, and international trade issues; negotiation of vendor, union, employment, and government contracts; crisis management and public relations support; and dispute-resolution services. We regularly work with members of the firm's environmental, energy, intellectual property, international trade, labor and employment, product risk management, tax, torts, trade associations, and trade secrets teams to provide end-to-end advice on virtually any issue that may arise.

As trial attorneys, we represent clients in state and federal courts across the country and before regulatory agencies such as the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). Our transportation team includes a number of former federal and state prosecutors and trial attorneys who understand the objectives and tactics of law-enforcement and administrative officials, particularly in the current environment of "regulation through litigation." We have a strong bench in the area of product safety litigation and are well known for our highly effective antitrust practice.

Representative Clients

  • BMW
  • CSX
  • General Motors
  • Helicopter Association International
  • Saab AB
  • Siemens
  • United Airlines