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.
Anthony 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.
- District of Columbia
- J.D., Harvard Law School, 1984, magna cum laude, Editor, Recent Developments, Harvard International Law Journal
- A.B., University of Michigan, 1977, high distinction
- 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.
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- Best Lawyers in America, "Lawyer of the Year," Railroad Law (2019)
- Best Lawyers in America, Railroad and Transportation Law (2007-2019)
- Legal 500 US, Industry Focus: Transport, Rail and Road - Regulation (2017-2018)
- Chambers USA, Band 1, Transportation: Rail, Nationwide (2009-2019)
- Super Lawyers, Washington, DC, Transportation: Maritime (2013-2019)