Executive Vice President Law and Administration and Chief Legal Officer, Norfolk Southern
John Scheib is Executive Vice President Law and Administration and Chief Legal Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation, where he has worked since 2005 in various roles, including as Sr. VP Law and Corporate Relations and as Vice President Law.
Prior to Norfolk Southern, John served as Chief of Staff and Counsel to the Chairman of the U.S. Surface Transportation Board, at which he was involved in every major regulatory matter at the Board, including reforms to the process for regulating rail rates, review of proposals to construct new rail lines, merger review and oversight, and legal defense of agency actions. John also has served as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Railroads of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure in the U.S. House of Representatives.
From 1998 until 2001, John was an associate in the law firm of Covington & Burling in the litigation and transportation practice groups. Before joining the firm, he clerked for Judge H. Emory Widener, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
John holds a B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia, and he received his J.D., magna cum laude and Order of the Coif, from Villanova University School of Law, where he served as editor of the Villanova Law Review. He has published numerous scholarly articles, which have been cited in various law journals and in a decision of a U.S. Court of Appeals. Prior to attending law school, he was an aide to U.S. Congressman Robert W. Goodlatte.
John, an Eagle Scout, resides in Virginia Beach, Virginia, with his wife and two children, where they enjoy watching Pittsburgh sports–Steelers football, Pirates baseball, and Penguins hockey.