Karyn Booth > Thompson Hine LLP > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Thompson Hine LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3537
United States

Work Department

Supply Chain Management


Karyn is a partner and leader of the firm’s Transportation practice group. Based upon interviews with clients and peers, Chambers USA has recognized Karyn as one of the leading lawyers nationwide who represent shippers in rail transportation matters, and she was also identified for her work in road transportation matters.

Karyn represents multinational corporations, trade associations, and transportation intermediaries, such as 3PLs, NVOCCs, freight forwarders and brokers, in domestic and international matters involving multimodal transportation and logistics services. Her practice covers the carriage of goods by rail, motor, vessel and air carriers. Karyn serves as the general counsel to The National Industrial Transportation League, the nation’s oldest and largest shipper organization.

Karyn’s practice includes a full range of services with a focus on regulatory compliance and counseling; proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board (STB), Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); transportation contracting; transportation security; legislation; and litigation/arbitration of transportation-related disputes.

Karyn is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. She is also admitted before the United States Supreme Court; United States Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, Eighth Circuit, and the Fourth Circuit; and the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.


  • Syracuse University College of Law, J.D., 1992, cum laudeJournal of International Law and Commerce

  • Ithaca College, B.S., 1989, cum laude

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Industry focus > Transport: shipping - litigation and regulation

Thompson Hine LLP is most active in advising shippers and intermediaries on policy issues and rulemaking procedures before the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). The name to note in this space is Karyn Booth, who has recently advocated for various industry associations before the FMC, and has also been involved in cargo loss and damage claims. Booth handles ongoing freight forwarding and service argeements for a number of well-known retailers. Jason Tutrone is a recommended associate in the practice group.

United States > Industry focus > Transport: rail and road - litigation and regulation

Thompson Hine LLP acts for shippers, intermediaries, and carriers in a wide variety of motor carrier and rail transport matters, including regulatory rulemaking proceedings before Department of Transportation, and other federal agencies. Washington DC-based practice head Karyn Booth specializes in railroad safety proceedings before the Federal Railroad Administration, and also advises on railroad contracts and tariffs. Sandra Brown stands out for her experience working with bulk commodity shippers and other entities that use transportation services.