Stephanie Penninger
Stephanie S. Penninger, Senior Director, Transportation Counsel, XPO Logistics.

Stephanie S. Penninger is a Senior Director, Transportation Counsel at XPO Logistics, a publicly traded, Fortune 500 transportation logistics services provider with over 1,500 locations in 32 countries, and over 100,000 employees. In her role, Stephanie assists XPO in navigating the ever-changing regulatory landscape in the transportation and logistics industry, developing operational best practices and global customer solutions. Stephanie works close to the business in its performance of freight forwarding, NVOCC, indirect air carrier, and customs brokerage operations. She also tends to day-to-day legal matters that arise on the domestic side of XPO’s operations.

Stephanie’s expertise in advising on global supply chain legal matters has also proven valuable to industry associations. For instance, Stephanie is Chair of the American Bar Association’s Admiralty and Maritime Law Committee and a Member-at-Large, serving on the Transportation Lawyers Association’s Executive Committee, and as Co-Chair of the TLA’s Chicago Regional Committee. She is also a proud member of the Transportation Intermediaries Association’s Food Advisory and Carrier Selection Committees, and a past member of the organization’s Educational committee. A former Partner and Maritime Transportation Chair of her prior law firm, Benesch, Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff LLP, Stephanie has spoken all over the country to various industry groups and their membership and written numerous published articles regarding maritime law matters, avoiding and litigating cargo claims and mitigating risk when transporting or arranging the transportation of food.