Daniel Elliott

Founding Partner, Daniel Elliott PLLC

Daniel Elliott was the presidentially appointed Chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB) and an independent economic regulator of the freight railroad industry, from 2009-17. As Chairman, he led the agency to five consecutive “Best Places to Work in the Federal Government” awards.  He has testified before Congress, devised rail economic policy, and litigated rail labor cases with an international rail/bus labor union for sixteen years. He transitioned to private practice in 2017, becoming a Founding Partner at Daniel Elliott PLLC, where he handles rail issues for shippers, government entities, and short line railroads. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1985 with a major in political science and the Ohio State College of Law in 1989 with a JD.