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Thompson Hine LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3537
United States

Work Department

Transportation/Supply Chain Management


Karyn is a partner and leader of the Transportation practice. She advises clients on commercial and regulatory transportation matters involving rail, motor, ocean and air carriers. She represents manufacturers; oil and gas, chemical, auto and other industrial companies; retailers; trade associations; and intermediaries before the STB, DOT, FMCSA, FMC and other federal agencies in economic and safety proceedings. She counsels clients on rail competition, rate, construction and other matters, truck safety, international ocean, and hazmat compliance and enforcement. She has extensive experience with transportation and logistics contracts, advises on risk mitigation and transportation policy, and handles commercial transportation disputes.


  • 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: rail and road - litigation and regulation

(Leading lawyers)

Karyn Booth – Thompson Hine LLP

Thompson Hine LLP‘s Washington DC-based practice has extensive experience in regulatory debates concerning the transportation of hazardous materials by rail, including safety and liability issues and common carrier obligations. The team also acts in rail rate cases, including matters for the chemical and plastics industries, while electric utilities seek out the team for coal transportation issues. It additionally advises on the full gamut of motor carrier work, including regulatory rulemaking proceedings and federal preemption-related litigation. Karyn Booth is a regulatory and commercial freight rail specialist, and Sandra L. Brown advises on the transportation by rail of coal, chemicals, crude oil and other hazardous materials. Former senior US Department of Transportation official Tim Goodman ‘has vast industry knowledge‘, while counsel David Benz is a freight railroad regulation expert.

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

Thompson Hine LLP routinely represents shipping companies and intermediaries in relation to policy and rulemaking matters concerning the Shipping Act of 1984, including Federal Maritime Commission regulations. The team has also been heavily involved in efforts to reform US statutes governing cargo loss and damage at sea. Washington DC-based practice leader Karyn Booth assists multinationals, trade associations and transportation intermediaries with both domestic and international issues involving multimodal transportation and logistics services. In Columbus, senior counsel Dan Ujczo‘s workload covers ocean and barge transportation, while transportation specialist Jason Tutrone was elevated to the partnership in January 2022.