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|2019 Leadership Legal|
The Legal Outlook for the Year to Come
From ELDs to F4A to owner-operator issues, the legal landscape has changed dramatically in the past year. A misstep can cost time and lots of money. This panel will explore hot-button issues and point out areas to focus on in the year ahead.
Partner - Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary
Prasad Sharma is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, where he is co-leader of the firm’s government affairs practice and counsels clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters and the intersection of law and public policy. Prior to joining Scopelitis, Mr. Sharma served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of American Trucking Associations, Inc. (“ATA”), where he was responsible for overseeing the legal function at the leading trade association representing the trucking industry. In addition, Mr. Sharma served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the affiliated ATA Litigation Center, which routinely engages in litigation on behalf of the trucking industry’s interests. Previous to ATA, Mr. Sharma worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a large, national law firm, where his practice focused on environmental and federal legislative and regulatory issues on behalf of multiple clients. His public policy experience also includes time working as a legislative aide to then Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-KS), where he focused on foreign policy, defense, and international trade issues. Mr. Sharma received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law and his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.
Principal - Moseley Marcinak Law Group, LLP
Rob’s entire practice has been focused on the transportation and logistics industry. He has tried more than 80 cases to jury verdict in federal and state courts and has decades of experience representing trucking companies, brokers, logistics companies and their insurance carriers in different disputes. Transportation contracting is an area where Rob concentrates on reviewing and drafting shipping contracts and tariffs. He has defended brokers in negligent selection cases and is on the forefront of arguments related to federal preemption. Broker liability cases are not unfamiliar territory. He graduated first in his class from The Citadel, and then got his law degree from The University of South Carolina School of Law. Rob and his wife have seven children and attend The Church at Cherrydale.