Prasad Sharma
Partner, Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary

Prasad Sharma’s practice focuses on state and federal legislative and regulatory advocacy work and an array of regulatory compliance issues. From the Firm’s D.C. office, Sharma leads legislative support initiatives and provides a legal liaison function to Firm clients seeking transportation and logistics industry national and state association outreach. He spearheads outreach efforts within the Firm’s network of industry leaders to align efforts to achieve legislative outcomes that protect the future of the transportation industry. He also counsels transportation clients on the complexities of arbitration in light of the Federal Arbitration Act’s transportation worker exemption and the challenges of complying with clean air and sustainability mandates.

Prior to joining the Scopelitis, Sharma spent fifteen years as in-house counsel at American Trucking Associations, Inc., where he spent his last four years as ATA senior vice president and general counsel as well as ATA Litigation Center executive vice president and general counsel. During his time at ATA, Sharma helped craft numerous pieces of legislation at the federal level and, at the state level, most notably conceived the motor carrier anti-indemnification legislation that more than 40 states have since enacted. Before attending law school, Sharma worked for Senator Bob Dole (R-KS), assisting with foreign policy, trade, and defense issues.

Sharma frequently presents on independent contractor issues, motor carrier regulations, and legislative and regulatory developments to businesses and organizations across the country. He is active in a number of national transportation trade associations and has served as outside counsel to the National Home Delivery Association, the National Tank Truck Carriers, and the Truck Rental and Leasing Association.