On November 9, 2012, Frankie Spero, a member of the litigation practice group in the firm’s Nashville office, spoke at the 45th edition of the Transportation Law Institute sponsored by the Transportation Lawyers Association (TLA) in cooperation with the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. The conference was held at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville, Tennessee and was attended by 125 attorneys, professionals, and experts in the transportation industry from the United States and Canada.
Frankie was part of a three-member discussion panel focused on the emerging problem of cargo theft committed by impostor motor carriers, also known as fraudulent or deceptive pickups. Frankie’s presentation addressed various legal issues arising from fraudulent pickups, including the federal and state case law that has emerged in this area. In addition to being a presenter, Frankie also served as a member of the planning committee for this year’s conference.
The TLA is an independent, international bar association with over 1,000 members who assist providers and/or commercial users of logistics and transportation services, regardless of mode. The TLA is dedicated to keeping its members ahead of the constant changes in all aspects of the specialized legal environment affecting the transportation community, regardless of the particular legal discipline involved. With a commitment to excellence in continuing legal education and a long tradition of collegiality and exchange of ideas, the TLA is a resource for lawyers seeking to maximize both the quality of the legal services they provide and the quality of their professional lives.