Press Release

Transportation Regulatory Partner R. Latane Montague Joins Morgan Lewis in DC

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

WASHINGTON, DC, April 10, 2024: Adding a recognized transportation lawyer to its Washington, DC regulatory team, Morgan Lewis welcomes R. Latane Montague as a partner to co-lead the firm’s global automotive and mobility practice. Latane joins from Hogan Lovells, where he served as a global leader of its transportation practice. At Morgan Lewis, Latane will continue his focus on regulatory, investigation, and litigation matters pertaining to safety and environmental regulation in the multi-modal transportation sector, including automotive, aviation, shipping, rail, and logistics industries.

“Representing numerous players in the transportation industry is a significant part of our global practice, and Latane’s deep regulatory experience enhances our position to advise on extremely sensitive and nuanced federal regulations facing the industry,” said Firm Chair Jami McKeon. “He has represented industry leaders in every major rulemaking that has faced the transportation industry for more than two decades. Clients rely on him to stay on top of regulatory, industry, and Capitol Hill activity, and he is known as a trusted adviser who can solve multifaceted challenges that extend beyond agency work.”

Latane regularly represents the world’s leading companies and providers across the transportation industry, counseling on the safety regulations shaping the industry under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, and US Environmental Protection Agency.

“Latane is respected for his insight and innovative approach to problem-solving and compliance strategies at the intersection of law and engineering,” said J. Gordon Cooney Jr., leader of the firm’s global litigation practice. “He will also work closely with our congressional investigations practice to assist clients in transportation industry litigation, investigations, and other reputational matters.”