William (“Bill”) A. Mullins is a former Chief of Staff at the Interstate Commerce Commission, now the Surface Transportation Board. He is currently a Partner and Transportation Practice Group leader at Baker & Miller PLLC, a highly rated antitrust and transportation firm. His practice concentrates on all aspects of the transportation industry, including legal analysis in railroad rate and service issues, rail restructuring transactions (mergers, line sales and acquisitions, line constructions, and line abandonments), the creation and formation of shortline railroads; federal preemption and the interplay between federal and state laws; motor carrier licensing, pooling, and merger agreements, as well as motor carrier safety compliance; intercity passenger railroads and the development of high speed rail systems. He represents clients in proceedings before the Surface Transportation Board, the Department of Transportation and its sub-agencies, such as the Federal Railroad Administration, the Department of Justice, various U.S. appellate and district courts, and provides strategic and government affairs advice with respect to dealing with federal regulation and the United States Congress.
His professional affiliations include the Association of Transportation Law Professionals; the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association; the Colorado Bar Association; the District of Columbia Bar; and The Federalist Society. Mr. Mullins has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© since 2015 in the area of Transportation law.
He has been selected by Rail Business as one of the “Industry Experts” to provide an analysis of the rail industry and is often quoted by numerous newspapers, magazines, and periodicals, including the Journal of Commerce, Traffic World, and Rail Business.