JOHN M. SCHEIB
Norfolk Southern Corporation
Three Commercial Place
Norfolk, Virginia 23510-9241
EDUCATION Villanova University School of Law, Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Degree: J.D., May 1997, Magna Cum Laude
Honors: Order of the Coif
Leonard Levin Memorial Award
Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer Award
NCAIR Research Fellow
Activities: VILL. L. REV., Editor of Student Works
Vice-President, Student Bar Assoc.
Senator, Villanova University Senate
Member, Faculty-Student Committee
First Year Class Rep., Student Bar Assoc.
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Degree: B.A. in Government, May 1993
Honors: Pi Sigma Alpha Government Honor Society
Activities: President, Student Watch
Secretary, Phi Sigma Kappa
CLERKSHIP Honorable H. Emory Widener, Jr., Abingdon, Virginia.
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Law Clerk, 1997 to 1998.
EMPLOYMENT Norfolk Southern Corporation, Norfolk, Virginia.
General Attorney, 2005 to present.
Surface Transportation Board, Washington, D.C.
Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Chairman, 2003 to 2005.
Recipient of Surface Transportation Board Award for Excellence in 2003 and of
Secretary’s Team Award in 2005 from Secretary Norman Y. Mineta.
House of Representatives Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure,
Subcommittee on Railroads, Washington, D.C.
Counsel, 2001 to 2003.
Covington & Burling, Washington, D.C.
Associate, 1998 to 2001.
Practiced in the areas of general commerical litigation, transportation,
Drinker, Biddle & Reath, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Summer Associate, Summer 1996.
Professor Anne Poulin, Villanova, Pennsylvania.
Research Assistant, Summer 1995.
Assisted in the preparation of a law review article on prosecutorial
discretion and racism (including issues concerning 42 U.S.C. §1983 claims and
the defense of selective prosecution)-- Prosecutorial Discretion and Selective
Prosecution: Enforcing Protection After United States v. Armstrong, 34 AM.
CRIM. L. REV. 1071 (1997).
Congressman Bob Goodlatte, Washington, D.C.
Legislative Correspondent, August 1993 to August 1994.
Prepared speeches and issue papers on pending federal legislation;
attended meetings and corresponded with constituents; researched and tracked
PUBLICATIONS Security in a Vacuum: Why TSA's Proposed Rules on Rail Security Must be
Reconsidered, 75 J. OF TRANSP. LAW, LOGISTICS & POL’Y 10 (Spring 2008)
ADR at the Surface Transportation Board, 71 J. OF TRANSP. LAW, LOGISTICS &
POL’Y 10 (Fall 2003).
Administrative Agreements: Should They Be in the Shadows of the Administrative
Procedures Act?, 55 ADMIN. L. REV. 477 (Summer 2003). Cited in:
• Jeffrey Lubbers, A GUIDE TO FEDERAL AGENCY RULEMAKING.
Government and Industry Partnership to Develop Rail Infrastructure in the
United States, 56 TRANSP. Q. 63 (Summer 2002). Cited in:
• Congressional Research Service Report to Congress, Intermodal Rail Freight: A Roel
for Federal Fundiong? (March 31, 2003).
Environmental Regulations Are Roadblocks to Enhancing Our Transport
Infrastructure, FALL ENGAGE (Fall 2001).
A Modest Salary Proposal, AM. SCH. BD. J. (Apr. 2001).
Rebuilding Kosovo: UNMIK as a "Trustee Occupant", co-authored with Henry H.
Perritt Jr., published as Appendix 2 to Partnering for Peace: A Unified-Field
Approach- The United Nations—the World Bank—NGOs—the Private Sector,
Council on Foreign Relations Report to the World Bank (Feb. 2000) and in Allan
Gerson and Nat J. Colletta, PRIVATIZING PEACE: FROM CONFLICT TO SECURITY (2002)
(Annex II). Cited in:
• Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Structures and Standards for Political Trusteeship, 8 UCLA J.
INT'L L. & FOR. AFF . 385 (2003); and
• Roundtable on Legal Aspects of Commercialization and Privatization of Agricultural
Land at n.22 (July 2001).
Rule of Law in Kosovo, Letter to the Editor, NEW YORK TIMES, July 30, 1999.
Cheffer v. Reno: Is the Regulation of Abortion Clinic Protests the Regulation of
Interstate Commerce?, 41 VILL. L. REV. 67 (1997). Cited in:
• Hoffman v. Hunt, 126 F.3d 575 (4th Cir. 1998); and
• John M.A. DiPippa, The Death and Resurrection of RFRA: Integrating LOPEZ and
BOERNE, 20 U. ARK. LITTLE ROCK L.J. 767 (1998).
Enforcing Judgments of the European Court of Human Rights: The Conduit
Theory, 10 N.Y. INT'L L. REV. 101 (1997). Cited in:
• Rovert E. Scott & Paul B. Stephan, THE LIMITS OF LEVIATHAN: CONTRACT THEORY AND
ENFORCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL LAW.
Threshold of Lasting Peace: The Bosnian Property Commission, Multi-Ethnic
Bosnia and Foreign Policy, 24 SYRACUSE J. INT'L L. & COM. 119 (1997). Cited in:
• Arthur C. Helton, Refugees and the Right of Return: Dedicated to Arthur C. Helton:
Essay: End of Excile: Practical Solutions to the Palestinian Refugee Question, 28
FORDHAM INT'L L.J. 1325 (2005);
• Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Policing Int’l Peace and Ssecurity: Int’l Police Forces, 17 WIS.
INT'L L.J. 281 (1999);
• Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Will the Judgment-Proof Own Cyberspace?, 32 INT'L LAW 1121
• Eric Rosand, The Right to Return Under Int’l Law Following Mass Dislocation: The
Bosnia Precedent?, 19 MICH. J. INT'L L. 1091 (1998);
• Henry H. Perritt, Jr., The Internet as a Threat to Sovereignty? Thoughts on the
Internet’s Role in Strengthening Nat’l and Global Governance, 5 IND. J. GLOBAL LEGAL
STUD. 423 (1998);
• Madelyn D. Shapiro, The Lack of Implementation of Annex 7 of the Dayton Accords:
Another Palestinian Crisis?, 14 AM. U. INT'L L. REV. 545 (1998);
• Henry H. Perritt, Jr., The Internet Is Changing Int’l Law., 73 CHI.-KENT L. REV. 997
• Natsu Taylor Saito, Crossing the Border: The Interdependence of Foreign Policy and
Racial Justice in the U.S., 1 YALE HUM. RTS. & DEV. L.J. 53 (1998); and
• Henry H. Perritt, Jr., Cyberspace and State Sovereignty, 3 J. INT'L LEGAL STUD. 155
Redefining NATO: The Link Between the Bosnian Property Commission, the
United States and Russia, 1 VILL. INT'L L. & POL'Y COMP.
Incremental Advancement of Human Rights in the People's Republic of China, 2
VILL. INT'L L. & POL'Y COMP.
PRESENTATIONS Dealing with Community Opposition, Assocition of American Railroads
State Legislative Affairs Conference, Sept. 17, 2009.
Panel on Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2009, Association of
Transportation Law Professionals, Apr. 17, 2009.
Antitrust Litigation from an In-House Perspective, Kaye Scholer Antitrust
Seminar, Oct. 23, 2008.
H.R. 6707 – The Federalization of NIMBYism, Association of American
Railroads State Legislative Affairs Conference, Oct. 8, 2008.
Panel on Rail Competition, Chemical Week Magazine Conference, Jan.
Speech, Railway Tie Association, Oct. 23, 2003.
TEA-3 and Rail Infrastructure Funding, Passenger Trains on Freight
Tracks, RAILWAY AGE Conference, Oct. 21, 2003.
ADR in the Federal Context, Transportation Law Institute, Oct. 13, 2003.
New Challenges Facing the Rail Industry in the 21st Century,
Transporation Marketplace, June 26, 2003.
Future of Passenger Rail Legislation, Railway Progress Institute Legislative
Retreat, Apr. 23, 2003.
Understanding Washington—An Insider’s Look, Passenger Trains on
Freight Tracks, RAILWAY AGE Conference, Oct. 16, 2002.
Prospects for Federal Funding of High Speed Rail, Florida High Speed
Rail Authority’s Strategic Planning Retreat, Sept. 6, 2002.
Passenger Rail, Association of American Railroads Legislative
Conference, July 1-3, 2002.
Role of Federal Government in Solving Railroad Transportation Corridor
Rail Capacity Planning Conference sponsored by CANAC and Railway
Age, June 17, 2002.
High-Speed Rail, 19th Annual High Speed Ground Transportation
Association Conference, May 24, 2002.
Future of Passenger Rail Legislation, Speech to National Conference of
State Legislatures, May 9, 2002.
Future of Passenger Rail Legislation, Railway Progress Institute Legislative
Retreat, Apr. 3, 2002.
Future of Passenger Rail, AASHTO/SCORT Washington Briefing, Mar. 18,
Future of Passenger Rail, AASHTO Washington Briefing, Feb. 28, 2002.
Rail Legislation in the 107th Congress, WCTL Legislative Conference, Oct. 18,
Public-Private Partnerships in the Rail Industry, ARTBA Conference on Public
Private Partnerships in the Rail Industry, Oct. 11, 2001.
AWARDS Surface Transportation Board Award for Excellence, 2003.
Secretary of Transportation’s Team Award, 2005.
Outstanding Young Virginian of the Year, awarded by the Virginia Jaycees,
Mayor of the Town of Vienna’s Volunteerism Award, 2004 and 2005.
Certificate for Distinguished Service, Town of Vienna, VA, 2005.
CURRENT Eagle Scout.
Vice Chairman, Virginia Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section, 2009.
Vice Chairman, Railroads Subcomittee, Public Utililties and Railroads
Section, American Bar Association, 2009.
Advisory Board, Villanova Law School Alumni Association
Baltimore/Washington Chapter, 2001 to present.
School Planning Council, Kingston Elementary School, Virginia Beach, VA,
2009-10 school year.
PAST Secretary/Treasurer, Virginia Bar Association, Corporate Counsel Section,
Board of Directors, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of South Hampton Roads, 2006
Treasurer, Kingston Elementary School PTA, Virginia Beach, VA,
2009-2010. Assistant Treasurer, 2008-2009.
Planning Commission, Vienna, VA, 2002 to 2005. Chairman, 2005; Vice
Chairman, 2003 to 2005.
Member, Town of Vienna, Windover Heights Review Board, 2003.
Vienna Jaycees, 2001 to 2005. Recipient in 2000 and 2003 of Project of the
Quarter from the Northern Virginia Region of the Virginia Jaycees.
Founder and Race Director, Vienna Jaycees 5K Turkey Trot, 2003 to 2004
(in first three years, the race rasied about $13,000 to benefit the Vienna Volunteer
Fire Department; race continues as an annual event).
Vienna Volunteer Fire Department Capital Campaign Committee, 2003 to
Advisory Board, Global Law and Policy Initiative, Chicago Kent-College of
Law -- Illinois Institute of Technology, 1997 to 2002.
Project Bosnia Intern, 1996 to 1997. Spent three weeks in Sarajevo, Bosnia-
Herzegovina working with the Property Commission created by Annex VII of the
DaytonPeace Accords. Presented oral reports on the peace progress and reolution
of property rights issues to staff at the National Security Council and the Center
for Naval Analyses. Drafted white papers and briefed government officials and
non-governmental organizations on efforts to build a rule of law in Bosnia-
KEY TO AWARDS
The Hyman-Goodman Award is given annually to the graduating student, who, in
the opinion of the faculty, has done the most for the graduate's class and the
School of Law through both academic and extracurricular achievement.
Leonard Levin Memorial Award.
The Leonard Levin Memorial Award is given annually to the graduating students
who attain the highest grades in the Decedents, Estates and Trusts course.
Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer Award for Excellence in Trial Advocacy.
An Award given by Wapner, Newman & Wigrizer to the students who have
demonstrated excellence in Trial Advocacy.
Surface Transportation Board Award for Excellence, 2003. Given to
employees of the Surface Transportation Board who have excelled in their jobs
and provided exceptional public service.
Secretary’s Team Award, 2005. Given by Secretary Norman Y. Mineta to a
team of employees of the Surface Transportation Board for work to provide rail
shippers with smaller rate disputes an effective forum before the Board.