Instrumental In the Passage of the Safe Port Act
We represented various interests throughout the deliberations leading to passage of the most comprehensive transportation security bill since 2002.
Testing DHS Security Initiatives
Venable represented a client's interests before the Department of Homeland Security on new and emerging security initiatives, such as container security devices, Radiation Portal Monitor (RPM) testing and the Secure Border Initiative (SBI net).
Implementing TSA Air Cargo Security Rules
We worked with air carriers and others on the sweeping new requirements.
Extending the Terrorism Risk Act
We represented a coalition of business interests in successfully lobbying Congress to renew the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.
$17 Million Judgment Reversed, $12 Million Collected By a Private Security Firm
By challenging TSA procedures, we were able to reverse an impending judgment and secure payment to the client for security-related services at airports across the country. We also obtained congressional approval limiting the liability of airline passenger screening companies in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks.
Implementing the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards Program
The Department of Homeland Security's CFATS Program has broad application, including to facilities not traditionally considered "chemical facilities." Venable works with clients in various industries, including utilities and manufacturing operations, to achieve and maintain compliance with the Department of Homeland Security's CFATS Program. We also represent clients' interests in recent legislative efforts to expand and permanently authorize the CFATS Program.
Defining Port Security
Venable was involved in the congressional and White House debate over foreign ownership of U.S. port terminals and in the legislative efforts to amend the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (CFIUS) process.
Maintaining Maritime Security
We counsel a diverse group of interests—including terminal operators, carriers, intermediaries, and others—on important issues, including those arising under the Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA), the Trade Act of 2002, and the Security and Accountability For Every Port (SAFE) Act of 2006.
TSA Rules Changed
Venable led a coalition of transportation companies and trade associations in lobbying to modify the rules under which Transportation Security Administration regulations are put into effect.
Help For Hotels Impacted By Terrorism Threats
We assisted in the passage of the Terrorism Risk Act, including provisions that require the government to support the insurance industry in cases of extreme losses due to terrorist attacks.
Federal Funding Helps Airlines Impacted By 9/11
Venable led a successful effort to obtain federal funding to assist the airline industry during the shutdown after September 11, 2001.
Innovative Technology Speeds Screening of Security Staff
We assisted a client in obtaining a contract to provide technology that helped screen security personnel as TSA transitioned to a federal workforce.
Oil Pipeline Improves Its Security
Venable assisted a major pipeline company in upgrading its environmental compliance system to accommodate additional security requirements.
Security Firms Obtain Federal Funding
We have assisted security-related firms in gaining access to government funds, securing government contracts, furthering relationships with federal agencies, and dealing with regulatory hurdles.