Capabilities

Transportation

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer's 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.

Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer has 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.
Fujikura Ltd., Fujikura Automotive America, LLC, and Fujikura America Inc. In re Auto Parts Antitrust Litigation
Represent client in direct and indirect purchaser class actions alleging price-fixing with regard to automobile wire harnesses and related products.
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.
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Perspectives

19th Annual Global Airfinance Conference
Equity and Investment Panel
Airline Economics Growth Frontiers Conference, Dublin, Ireland
The Strategic View—Aviation UK
Asghar to Speak at Prominent Middle East Airfinance Conference
Perrotta Again Makes Key Contribution to Leading Aviation Guide
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Recognition

The Legal 500 US
Transport: Aviation and Air Travel (2015-2017)
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