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KeremBilge

Managing AssociateKerem.Bilge@ThompsonHine.com
Washington, D.C.

O 202.263.4104

KeremBilge

Managing Associate

Focus Areas

Aviation

  • Advised U.S. air carriers on issues pertaining to alliances with other carriers, such as codeshares and joint ventures, and in obtaining authorizations for such alliances from the Department of Transportation
  • Advised air carriers on many regulatory aspects of air transport, especially the application of air transport treaties

Ocean Transportation

  • Counseled shippers on ocean transportation contracts, including service contracts for containerized shipments, NVOCC negotiated rate arrangements, NVOCC service arrangements
  • Advised ocean transportation intermediaries on compliance with Federal Maritime Commission regulations
  • Advised shipper clients on demurrage/detention charges assessed by ocean common carriers and ocean transportation intermediaries

Rail Transportation

  • Counseled shipper clients on demurrage/storage charges assessed by rail carriers
  • Advised shipper clients on hazardous materials regulations applicable to rail transportation
  • Advising a client in obtaining authority to construct and operate a rail line
  • Counseled clients in connection with Surface Transportation Board proposed rules related to class exemptions and rail rate review reforms

Truck Transportation

  • Counseled shipper clients in negotiating truck transportation agreements with motor carriers and brokers
  • Advised clients on compliance with Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration rules, including hours of service, driver licensing and recordkeeping requirements
  • Drafted comments to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration on driver hours of service rules

Automotive Safety

  • Represents automobile original equipment manufacturers in connection with defects investigations and recall campaigns before the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Counsels clients in their compliance with NHTSA regulations on a variety of matters, including U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards, TREAD reporting requirements, electric vehicles and autonomous driving systems
  • Developed safety compliance programs for several automobile original equipment manufacturers

Trade Remedy Litigation

  • Represents U.S. producers of glycine in antidumping and countervailing duty cases
  • Prepared evasion allegations against importers under the Enforce and Protect Act of 2015
  • Handled sections 232 and 301 tariff exclusion requests

Community Activities

  • Member, Transparency International

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Master of Law, 2017
  • Bilgi University, Master of Law, 2016
  • Koc University, LL.B., 2012

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Istanbul, Turkey

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of International Trade

Languages

  • German
  • Turkish