Friday, September 25, 2020

The Wicks Group, PLLC (TWG) is a Washington, DC-based law firm that specializes in serving the aviation sector and has more than 20 years of experience advising companies on hazardous materials shipping and transportation matters.

TWG attorneys advise clients regarding their hazardous materials transportation responsibilities under the regulations of the US Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and other modal agencies. TWG also advises consumer product manufacturers, chemical manufacturers, airlines, freight forwarders and transporters, and others on appropriate compliance with hazardous materials regulations and helps them obtain special exemptions and approvals to ship hazardous materials in ways not addressed by existing regulations. In addition, TWG attorneys regularly assist companies facing potential enforcement actions with negotiation and resolution of the matters with government regulators and represent companies in hazmat-related administrative law hearings.

Examples of the firm’s work include advising a billion-dollar US consumer products manufacturer on appropriate methods for aerial shipment of their products to domestic and international destinations, securing elimination of a proposed civil penalty for a major US manufacturer that threatened to put the company out of business, and successfully representing a major US air and ground express delivery company in US DOT administrative law hearings regarding the transport of hazardous material. TWG also serves as general counsel for the Industrial Packaging Association of North America (IPANA), advising on hazardous materials packaging and transportation, antitrust, and other association-related matters.

For more information about The Wicks Group’s legal services, please visit

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