John Scheib

Position: Partner
Phone: 757-618-7385
Undergraduate Education: University of Virginia
Law School: Villanova University School of Law, Magna Cum Laud, Order of the Coif, Law Review
Executive Education: Harvard Business School, General Management Program


As the former EVP-Law and Administration and Chief Legal Officer, and former EVP-Chief Strategy Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation, a Fortune 250, NYSE company, John has significant experience working with clients on a broad range of issues, including regulatory, legislative, and government relations issues; transactional matters; antitrust issues; litigation strategy; and board issues. He has worked with companies of all sizes to advance their business interests through effective lawyering.

John has the unique background of having worked in all three branches of the federal government, including as a law clerk on the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, as Chief of Staff of a federal regulatory agency, and as counsel to a congressional committee.

John has served on the Board of Directors of Conrail and as president of two captive insurance companies. He currently serves on the Board of advisors for two start-up companies: Telegraph Systems and AttorneyLive.

He works with law departments and other operational groups in companies to help them clean out the ballast, focus on the work that matters, and make a difference to the business. For law departments, he helps them provide quality, timely, legal advice; position their client for positive outcomes; develop their people; and do the first three in a cost-effective manner. He is the author of the “Law Departments Insights” blog at

Years of Experience: 24

Awards & Honors: Virginia Legal Elite (multiple years); Secretary’s Team Award from Secretary of Transportation, Norman Y. Mineta; Eagle Scout

Bar Admissions: Virginia