Areas of Practice
Education
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., magna cum laude, 1984, Editor, Recent Developments, Harvard International Law Journal
  • University of Michigan, A.B., high distinction, 1977
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia

Anthony J. LaRocca

Partner
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 8119
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Anthony LaRocca advises railroad clients on complex economic regulations and preemption matters.  His multi-faceted background in economic regulation in areas ranging from antitrust to antidumping law provides him with the depth and insight to serve clients in their most complex legal matters.

Mr. LaRocca represents railroads in adversarial proceedings and rulemakings before the Surface Transportation Board (STB), and in federal court litigation on matters involving rate regulation, competition, and commercial practices. He also represents railroads in cases relating to the federal preemption of state and federal laws affecting rail transportation. He advises US and foreign clients on antitrust issues pertaining to mergers, acquisitions, and joint ventures.

Representative Matters

  • Represents the railroad industry association in rulemaking proceedings involving regulation of rates and competition
  • Represents a major Class I railroad in litigation involving federal preemption of contract claims
  • Represents a major Class I railroad in litigation involving rates for crude oil transportation
  • Represented a major Class I railroad in STB litigation involving unreasonable practice allegations relating to fuel surcharges
  • Represented a major Class I railroad in STB litigation involving rates for transportation of hazardous materials

Noteworthy

  • Band 1, Chambers USA, Transportation: Rail (for Railroads) (Nationwide), 2015
  • Chambers USA, Transportation: Rail (for Railroads) (Nationwide), 2009-2017
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, Transportation: Maritime, 2013-2017
  • Best Lawyers in America, Railroad and Transportation Law, 2007-2018

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