Two of the railroad industry’s most experienced attorneys, Kevin Sheys and Ed Fishman, have joined the Washington D.C. office of law firm Hogan Lovells, in the Global Transportation Regulatory practice.
“In addition to representing railroad, industry supplier and service company clients before the Federal Railroad Administration and the Federal Transit Administration, Sheys and Fishman have significant experience dealing with matters related to the Surface Transportation Board,” the law firm said. “The two are well-known to many of Hogan Lovells’ existing rail clients, including Amtrak, the Railway Supply Institute and the RSI Tank Car Committee, and will significantly strengthen the firm’s presence in this sector.”
Sheys and Fishman join Hogan Lovells from Nossaman LLP, where both served as partners. Their practice advises clients on rail and public transit regulatory and transactional matters, including but not limited to railroad mergers, acquisitions, operations and maintenance arrangements, transportation infrastructure projects, emerging transportation technology, safety compliance, transportation of hazardous materials, and railroad labor, employment, and retirement tax and benefit matters. It also encompasses providing regulatory compliance advice to clients involved in supply chain, logistics and other cross-border business activities.
Sheys received his B.A. from Gustavus Adolphus College, magna cum laude, and his J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School, cum laude. Fishman received his B.A. from Duke University, cum laude, an M.A. from George Washington Elliot School of International Affairs, and his J.D. with highest honors from George Washington University Law School.
“Our Global Transportation Regulatory practice is unique in the legal profession because our practice handles the industry’s most important and highest stakes regulatory issues across all modes: automotive, marine, aviation, and rail,” noted practice head Latane Montague. “The addition of Kevin Sheys and Ed Fishman bolsters our rail team and fits perfectly into our group’s business model because of their top-tier expertise, world-class reputation and strong nationwide client base. I have known Kevin Sheys for nearly 20 years, and am excited to bring him and Ed on board.”
“We are excited to join the Hogan Lovells’ Global Transportation Regulatory practice and look forward to introducing our clients to the rest of the team and to helping Hogan Lovells’ clients on rail and public transit regulatory and project matters,” said Sheys.