Transportation Safety


Babst Calland’s Transportation Safety practice represents clients throughout the United States on pipeline, hazardous materials and motor vehicle safety matters.  The practice group is anchored by four former U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) attorneys with experience at the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), and the USDOT Office of General Counsel.  The group’s strength is its deep understanding of the federal government’s approach to safety regulation and its collective experience in the energy and transportation sectors.  Our clients include energy producers, pipeline and midstream companies, utilities, OEM auto manufacturers, suppliers, commerce and technology companies, and trade associations.  Our Transportation Safety attorneys are integrated with the firms’ Energy and Natural Resources, Environmental and other practices, which allows us to provide comprehensive multi-issue services to our clients.

The Transportation Safety Group supports clients with a broad range services, including:

  • Preventative and strategic counseling
  • Navigating government inquiries
  • Compliance and integrity programs
  • Internal compliance audits
  • Day-to-day regulatory counseling
  • Inspections, and investigations
  • Enforcement actions
  • Rulemaking
  • Litigation
  • Legislation
  • Due diligence
  • Recall implementation
  • Defects investigations

Our attorneys are active in several of the nation’s leading trade organizations for the energy and transportation industries, and are often called on to be guest speakers, panelists, contributors and writers on their respective regulatory and safety experience.

James Curry

Managing Shareholder, Washington, DC Office

Telephone: 202-853-3461
Babst Calland

“With an office in Washington, D.C. we are very knowledgeable about developments from a federal regulatory perspective. When it comes to legislative and rulemaking developments, we are involved with regulators on a daily basis to help strategically shape ‘the broader conversation’ about transportation safety on behalf of our clients.”

– James Curry

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