March 29, 2017

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.


"Joining Jenner & Block and leading its Aviation and Aerospace practice is an excellent and gratifying opportunity to align with a premier law firm with a tradition of providing the highest levels of excellence to clients.  Marc, Abby and I are looking forward to working together and with our new colleagues, adding value to the practice through our experience and supporting its global growth," said Mr. Bolling.


"The growth opportunities within the aviation sector today are exciting and this is the right time in my career to capitalize on them as a leader at Jenner & Block.  It's also a great opportunity to continue to work with Tom and Abby," said Mr. Warren.  Mr. Warren represented United Airlines as outside counsel at his previous law firm.


"After nearly three decades working directly for airlines, it is my great privilege to join Jenner & Block and build a practice that leverages Tom, Marc and my broad, global experience in this industry," said Ms. Bried, who is former president and a current member of the Board of Directors of the International Aviation Women's Association.  "Having worked with the lawyers at Jenner & Block on many matters while at United Airlines, I am proud of the firm's dedication to diversity and inclusion and to be part of its legendary culture of excellence and pro bono service."


According to Samuel L. Feder, Managing Partner of the firm's Washington, DC office, the addition of Messrs. Bolling and Warren add important capabilities in continuing to serve clients in the area.  "Strategically, we have added experience and depth in both our government contracts and our communications practices in response to our clients' needs.  Now, with Tom and Marc's addition, we continue to add strength to our DC office and practice offerings in providing focused aviation and related transportation services."