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Justin J. Marks

Senior Attorney
Office

Washington, DC

1001 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Suite 1300 South
Washington, DC 20004
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Fax: +12027720930
Education
J.D., University of Denver, Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado
M.P.A., University of Colorado, Denver School of Public Affairs
B.A., Bowling Green State University-Main Campus, Bowling Green, Ohio
State Bar Licenses
District of Columbia
Maryland
Court Admissions
U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit

Justin J. Marks

Senior Attorney

Justin Marks counsels private sector and governmental agencies on transportation regulatory, transactional, and litigation issues. 

Justin’s transportation practice primarily involves assisting private and public entities on railroad related matters.  He represents passenger and freight railroads as well as industrial shippers before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).  Before the STB, Justin advises clients litigating disputes and seeking approval for the construction, purchase, lease, or abandonment of a rail line.  In addition, Justin counsels railroads, shippers, and railroad equipment suppliers on FRA safety compliance issues.

Further, Justin advises clients on disagreements related to federal preemption of state and local regulation under the Interstate Commerce Commission Termination Act (ICCTA).

Presentations

  • Panelist, "Preemption Song (feat. Illinois Train Crew Size Legislation)”, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association General Counsel’s Symposium, October 11, 2019
  • Panelist, “Inter-City Passenger Rail Regulatory Update”, Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 9, 2019
  • Panelist, “Rail Session: Modernizing the Passenger Rail System Requires Playing the Long Game,” American Public Transportation Association, Legal Affairs Seminar, February 25, 2019.
  • Panelist, “Inter-City Passenger Rail Regulatory Update”, Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 10, 2018
  • Panelist, “Surface Transportation Board Update”, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association General Counsel’s Symposium, November 16, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Rail Session: The Times They Keep a' Changin'”, American Public Transportation Association Legal Affairs Seminar, February 27, 2018.
  • Panelist, “Inter-City Passenger Rail Regulatory Update”, Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 25, 2017.
  • Speaker, “Interview with Surface Transportation Board Officials”, Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, June 26, 2017.
  • Panelist, “Surface Transportation Board Update”, American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association General Counsel’s Symposium, November 18, 2016.
  • Speaker, “FAST ACT: Safety Provisions Affecting Rail Operations”, American Public Transportation Association, Legal Affairs Seminar, February 22, 2016.
Memberships
District of Columbia Bar Association
Association of Transportation Law Professionals, Co-editor Association Highlights
American Public Transportation Association, Legal Affairs
American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association
Practice Areas
Corporate Law