Braden K. Core
Mr. Core focuses his practice on the representation of motor carriers, forwarders, and logistics companies in regulatory compliance, contract reviews, and owner-operator arrangements. He also litigates commercial disputes, including class actions.
Braden K. Core counsels clients on a wide array of transportation-related issues, including owner-operator arrangements, challenges to independent-contractor classification, Federal Leasing Regulations compliance, and contract reviews. He also represents companies facing investigations by the FAA, regarding the transportation of Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods by air, and by TSA, regarding air-cargo safety regulations. Finally, Mr. Core is an experienced litigator who has tried several commercial cases, including two jury trials, and participated in the defense of class actions against motor carriers involving allegations of Federal Leasing Regulations violations and challenges to independent-contractor classification.
On The Road
- Owner-Operator Panel
Jul 15, 2019, Braden K. Core, American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Trucking Legal Forum - Rancho Bernardo, CA
- Arbitration Update
Jul 13, 2019, Braden K. Core, American Trucking Associations’ 2019 Trucking Legal Forum - Rancho Bernardo, CA
- The U.S. Supreme Court’s Opinion in New Prime: What It Means for Arbitration with Owner-Operators
Apr 12, 2019, Braden K. Core, North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA) Webinar
- TSA / Government / 3rd Party Screening K9 Program
Feb 11, 2019, Braden K. Core, AirCargo Conference - Las Vegas, NV
- Legal Issues Facing the Transportation Industry in 2019
Feb 5, 2019, Braden K. Core, 20th Annual Trucking Owners and Leaders Roundtable - Indianapolis, IN
- Scopelitis Webinar Series: Arbitration Hits the Skids: Unpacking the New Prime Opinion and What it Means for Arbitration with Owner-Operators
Jan 28, 2019, Braden K. Core
- Updates on Owner-Operator and Independent Contractor Issues
Jul 15, 2018, Braden K. Core, American Trucking Associations General Counsel Forum - Santa Ana Pueblo, NM
- Transportation Industry Legal Challenges in 2018
Feb 1, 2018, Braden K. Core, Trucking Owners Business Roundtable - Indianapolis, IN
- Scopelitis Webinar Series: What “Rigged” Got Wrong: Structuring Lease-Purchase Programs to Avoid the Risks Outlined in USA Today’s “Rigged” Series
Aug 22, 2017, Braden K. Core
- Scopelitis Webinar Series: International Logistics - Real World Examples of What Can Go Wrong, And How to Prevent It
Jul 20, 2017, Braden K. Core
- Scopelitis Webinar Series: Independent Contractor Challenges
Jul 14, 2016, Braden K. Core
- Transportation Brief: Supreme Court Weighs in on Arbitration with Owner-OperatorsAt issue in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira, decided on January 15, 2019, was whether Mr. Oliveira—who personally drove a lease-purchase truck—was exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) because he had a “contract of employment.” The answer would determine whether Prime could invoke the FAA to enforce an arbitration agreement Mr. Oliveira had agreed to.
- Scopelitis International Newsletter - March 2019Updates from Scopelitis' International Transportation & Logistics Law team.
- Scopelitis International Newsletter - February 2019Updates from Scopelitis' International Transportation Law team.
- Scopelitis International Newsletter - January 2019Updates from the Scopelitis International Transportation Law team.
- Scopelitis in the News: "Arbitration Isn't Dead After New Prime, Law Firm Says, But States Will Be the Battleground." January 29, 2019. FreightWaves.Scopelitis Partner Braden Core in FreightWaves on a series of decisions that have not clarified the legal status of whether an independent owner operator is an employee or an independent contractor.
- Scopelitis in the News: "Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arbitration Narrow in Scope Despite Clear Ramifications." January 16, 2019. Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ).Scopelitis Partner Braden Core in Commercial Carrier Journal on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.
- Law Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Unanimously Declares Owner-Operators Exempt from the Federal Arbitration ActRead more from Scopelitis on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.
- Scopelitis in the News: "Supreme Court Rules Truck Owner-Operators Can't Be Forced into Arbitration." January 15, 2019. Heavy Duty Trucking (HDT) eNews.Scopelitis Partner Braden Core in Heavy Duty Trucking eNews on the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in New Prime, Inc. v. Oliveira.
- Scopelitis International eNewsletter: December 2018From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on Canine Cargo Screening; Freight Forwarder Contract Issues; FCPA M&A Diligence Guidance and New GDPR Guidlines.
- Scopelitis International eNewsletter: November 2018From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on Iran Sanctions Update; TIACA Air Cargo Forum 2018; Freight Forwarder Contract and the GDPR Offspring.
- Scopelitis International eNewsletter: October 2018From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on NAFTA-2; Air Cargo Advance Screening Program; FCPA Update and the Sulfur Cap.
- Law Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in New PrimeRead more on the oral argument in New Prime, Inc v. Oliveira a case primarily about whether trucking independent contractors are exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA).
- Video Law Alert: New Prime Oral Argument PreviewRead a preview of next week’s oral argument in a trucking case pending before the United States Supreme Court that will significantly impact the use of arbitration to resolve disputes with owner-operators.
- Scopelitis International eNewsletter: September 2018From Scopelitis' International Practice, this issue focuses on FCPA enforcement; Anti-Boycott Laws; EU’s Global Data Protection Regulation and the New FMC Rule for NVOCCS.
- Law Alert: Supreme Court Allows Class Waivers in ArbitrationRead Scopelitis' take on the Supreme Court ruling that Class-Action and Collective-Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements Do Not Violate the NLRA
- Law Alert: Supreme Court to Consider the “Transportation Worker” Exemption from the Federal Arbitration ActRead Scopelitis' take on the U.S. Supreme Court agreeing to hear an appeal by motor carrier New Prime, Inc. challenging a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit that found the company’s owner-operators worked under “contracts of employment.”
- Transportation Brief: Best Practices for Structuring Lease-Purchase ProgramsResponding to increased interest in entrepreneurship opportunities and capacity demands, many lease-purchase programs are available for sole proprietor owner-operators.
- Transportation Brief: Arbitration with Owner-Operators Continues to Offer Promise and PerilWhen correctly applied, arbitration can be an efficient method of resolving disputes and mitigating the risk of class and collective litigation. For transportation providers, arbitration poses unique challenges due to the exception from the Federal Arbitration Act for “contracts of employment” with “transportation workers.”
- Law Alert: First Circuit Denies Full-Court Review of Arbitration Opinion Unfavorable for Transportation ProvidersRead more on Scopelitis' take on First Circuit decision.
- Scopelitis In the News: "The Hidden Risk in Shipping Dangerous Goods to the United States." Issue 20 of Backchat Newsletter by Backhouse JonesScopelitis Partner Braden Core and Attorney Elizabeth Bolka on government regulation of the commercial transportation of dangerous goods.