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Jonathan R. Todd

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Jonathan specializes in transportation, logistics, warehousing, import compliance, export controls and economic sanctions, and related supply chain management issues. He leads transactional and regulatory matters for manufacturers, distributors, retailers, third party logistics providers, brokers, forwarders, intermediaries, and carriers of all modes.

He was Senior Corporate Counsel for a global transportation and logistics provider with operations in North America, Western Europe, and Asia Pacific before entering private practice. There he was an officer of the international logistics subsidiaries performing freight forwarding, NVOCC, indirect air carrier, and customs brokerage operations. He was also instrumental in day-to-day business operations of the company's Transport Topics Top-20 motor carriers.

Jon often serves as an industry representative and advisor under executive appointment. The U.S. Transportation Secretary appointed him to serve on a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) advisory committee. The TSA Administrator appointed him to the Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee. The U.S. Commerce Secretary has appointed him to a District Export Council. The Ohio Governor appointed him to the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodores. He is also a voting member of the American Trucking Association's Supply Chain Security Policy Committee and the Air Forwarders Association's Regulatory Compliance Committee.

Benesch’s distinguished Transportation & Logistics Practice Group holds a National Tier 1 Ranking from U.S. News & World Report for the sixth consecutive year. The Practice Group held the title of “Law Firm of the Year” in transportation law for three years during that time.


    • Saint Louis University, M.B.A., Supply Chain Management 
    • Saint Louis University, J.D., International Law Certificate 
    • Westminister College, B.A., Political Science

    • Ohio
    • Missouri
    • U.S. Customs Broker
    • APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
    • Hazardous Materials Transportation Certified

    • Member, Transportation Security Administration (TSA) - Surface Transportation Security Advisory Committee
    • Member, Air Forwarders Association (AFA) - Regulatory Compliance Committee; Contributor to “At The Bar” Column
    • Member, American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)
    • Member, American Trucking Associations (ATA) – Supply Chain Security Policy Committee
    • Member, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP)
    • Member, Institute for Supply Chain Management (ISM)
    • Member, National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)
    • Member, Transportation Lawyer’s Association (TLA)