Prasad Sharma is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary, where he is co-leader of the firm’s government affairs practice and counsels clients on a wide range of legal and regulatory matters and the intersection of law and public policy. His practice includes crafting multi-state advocacy initiatives to address legal concerns facing motor carriers, drafting comments in support of or against regulatory measures, and advising on the ever-changing landscape of law on arbitration in the transportation realm.
Prior to joining Scopelitis, Mr. Sharma worked in various legal roles at American Trucking Associations, Inc. (“ATA”), last serving as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and responsible for overseeing the legal function at the leading trade association representing the trucking industry. In this role, he counseled the ATA Board of Directors and ATA professional staff on a variety of legal issues, including contractual relations, intellectual property, real estate, election law, corporate governance, and employment matters. With respect to advocacy, he assisted in shaping ATA’s labor and regulatory policy, drafted legislation and comments to rulemakings, and routinely advised the policy and legislative divisions on the impact of legislation and/or regulation.
Previous to ATA, Mr. Sharma worked as an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of a large, national law firm, where his practice focused on environmental and federal legislative and regulatory issues on behalf of multiple clients. His public policy experience also includes time working as a legislative aide to then Senate Majority Leader Robert Dole (R-KS), where he focused on foreign policy, defense, and international trade issues.
Mr. Sharma received his J.D. from the Emory University School of Law and his B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Despite periodic misgivings, his wife, daughter, son, and dog consider him family.