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Gentry Locke Welcomes Transportation & Business Partner John M. Scheib to Its General Commercial Practice Group

ROANOKE, Va. (July 11, 2022) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to welcome John M. Scheib as a partner in its General Commercial Practice Group. He is the former Chief Legal Officer and a former senior executive of Norfolk Southern Corporation, and has extensive deal-making, legislative, regulatory, and business experience.

Norfolk Southern is one of the nation’s premier rail transportation companies with $11.5 billion in revenues and operating approximately 19,500 route miles in 22 states and the District of Columbia. The company has approximately 27,000 employees. NYSE:NSC.

“John is a leading business attorney with a nationwide reputation in the railroad industry. We are pleased that he will bring his outstanding leadership and business skills to serve our clients in Virginia and around the country,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Monica T. Monday.

The majority of Scheib’s career has been spent working in the legal aspects of the transportation and railroad industries, having risen to the level of Chief Strategy Officer/Executive Vice President of Norfolk Southern, where he served in a number of senior leadership roles from 2005-2020.  His legislative and regulatory experience dates back to his previous work as Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Chairman of the Surface Transportation Board and as Counsel to the U.S. House of Representatives’ Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Railroads.

Scheib has experience in strategic communications as well as in managing internal teams across a variety of practice areas.  He is adept at managing administrative tasks as well as identifying and implementing process improvements.

“Gentry Locke is well known for exceptional client service and for its lawyers’ capabilities in handling complex, high-stakes legal matters,” said Scheib. “I am excited to be joining this firm and look forward to collaborating with this exceptional team and working with clients from across the transportation and other industries to help advance their business interests.”

Scheib serves on the advisory board of Attorney Live and Telegraph and previously served on the board of directors for Conrail. He served as President of two captive insurance companies.  Scheib also served on the board of directors for the United States Chamber of Commerce from 2018 to 2020 and is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Transportation section.

Scheib received his J.D. from the Villanova University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of Virginia. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s General Management Program.  He began his legal career as a law clerk to a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit followed by three years of practice at Covington & Burling, in Washington D.C.

About Gentry Locke

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