CHICAGO, March 29, 2017 – Jenner & Block announced today the formation of a new Aviation and Aerospace practice group with the addition of three well-known and established global industry professionals. Serving as group co-chairs are Thomas Newton Bolling, former United Airlines vice president and deputy general counsel; Marc L. Warren, most recently the chair of Crowell & Moring's Aviation Group; and Abby L. Bried, former United Airlines Associate General Counsel for regulatory, alliances, government affairs and legal administration. All three join the firm as partners. Messrs. Bolling and Warren will be based in Jenner & Block's Washington, DC office and Ms. Bried will be resident in the firm's Chicago office.
"We have been privileged to work with United Airlines on some of its most important matters, and have worked closely with Tom, Abby and Marc. Their joining to create and lead our aviation and aerospace practice formalizes our already substantial presence in the industry and positions us for further growth in this sector," said Craig C. Martin, Chair of the firm's 400-plus lawyer Litigation practice. "Now, with the leadership of Tom, Marc and Abby, we are rapidly moving forward to expand our platform and serve our clients' needs for litigation, regulatory and transactional services in this areas."
The new Aviation and Aerospace practice extends the firm's already strong reputation in serving clients in the transportation sector. The practice provides full-service, multi-disciplinary capabilities in areas such as antitrust and competition, environmental, international, regulatory, government contracts, administrative enforcement, business transactions and litigation matters, including investigations and arbitrations. In addition to representing United Airlines, the firm represents a number of clients in litigation, transactional and regulatory matters including Gulfstream, Jet Aviation Holdings, General Motors, Nissan, Mitsubishi, CSX, GATX, Hertz and Amtrak, among others.