Updated at 5:17 p.m.
A former leader of Covington & Burling's transportation practice group joined Nossaman in Washington, the lawyer’s new firm announced Tuesday.
Linda Morgan left Covington earlier this year to become a partner in the infrastructure and public policy practice groups at Nossaman. She has spent more than 25 years handling transportation issues during a career that includes seven years as the chairman of the Interstate Commerce Commission and its successor, the Surface Transportation Board, and 15 years as counsel with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee.
"I look forward to bringing all my skills to the table, particularly in the rail area," said Morgan, who has worked with Union Pacific Corp. and other companies in the rail industry during her career.
Timothy Jenkins, chairman of Nossaman’s public policy practice group, said the firm is “thrilled to have her on board.”
“Linda adds additional marquee value to Nossaman’s distinguished Public Policy Practice Group,” Jenkins said in a statement. “She has extensive relationships with key policymakers and has substantive expertise on a wide range of issues, particularly those under the jurisdiction of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.”