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Linda Morgan & Kevin Sheys Recognized As NLJ Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazers

Nossaman Partners Linda Morgan and Kevin Sheys were recognized by the National Law Journal as "Regulatory and Compliance Trailblazers" for 2015. Ms. Morgan was acknowledged for spearheading the implementation of the Staggers Rail Act, which "changed the face of the railroad industry from one that was heavily regulated to one that had to work in the private sector." She was also honored for her tenure as chair of the Surface Transportation Board, where she implemented a moratorium on railroad mergers and ushered in new rail merger rules during a time when further railroad consolidation threatened the national transportation network . Mr. Sheys was recognized for his ability to "find ways to facilitate continued freight or the establishment of passenger service, without upsetting the status quo." The publication highlighted his innovative work in Salt Lake City, where he helped persuade the Federal Railroad Ad-ministration to create a policy on "temporal separation shared use." The policy, which allows the sharing of rail lines for commuter and freight use—with commuter lines using the rail during the day, and freight lines using the rail in the evenings.—has since been applied to lines throughout the U.S. over a dozen times. For this honor, The National Law Journal recognized lawyers across the country that "have made a difference navigating the ever-changing mandates of regulatory and compliance."  
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