Betty Jo Christian represents railroads, motor carriers, port authorities, rail facility developers, and other parties in a wide range of regulatory and court proceedings. She also advises transportation companies on the regulatory aspects of a variety of transactions, such as tender offers and equipment financing.
Chambers USA commentary states that “Betty Jo is a ‘legend’ in the US railroad market and offers significant experience acting before regulatory agencies, federal appeals courts, and the Supreme Court.” In conjunction with her transportation practice, Betty Jo, who formerly served as a Commissioner of the Interstate Commerce Commission, practices extensively before the US Courts of Appeals throughout the country, state appellate courts, and the US Supreme Court.
She regularly counsels clients with respect to appellate litigation strategy and practice. Betty Jo’s recent transportation cases have involved railroad mergers and acquisitions, financial restructuring, federal preemption issues, environmental issues, and federal Constitutional issues.
- Life Member, American Law Institute
- Past President, Association for Transportation Law, Logistics and Policy
- Past Chairman, Transportation Committee, Section of Administrative Law, American Bar Association
- Past Chairman, Railroad Committee, Section of Public Utility Law, Transportation and Communications Law, American Bar Association
- Past Chairman, Transportation Council, Federal Bar Association
Bar & Court Admissions:
- District of Columbia
- LL.B., University of Texas, 1960, summa cum laude, Order of the Coif, Chancellors, Articles Editor, Texas Law Review
- B.A., University of Texas, 1957, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
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