WASHINGTON – FEBRUARY 23, 2021 – Jenner & Block is pleased to announce that senior aviation lawyer Paul Alp has rejoined the firm as a partner in its Aviation and Aerospace Practice in Washington, DC. He returns to the firm from his position as senior counsel at Boeing, where he handled cutting-edge and mission-critical regulatory work. He brings with him an in-depth knowledge of the aviation industry’s operations, regulatory, and compliance environment, combined with his substantial litigation experience.
“With his significant experience at Boeing and his previous work at Jenner & Block, Paul’s unique perspective will be of tremendous value to our clients,” said Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg, Jenner & Block’s co-managing partners. “We also know that Paul is closely aligned with our values—excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and pro bono and public service. We are excited to welcome him back.”
Mr. Alp was previously a member of Jenner & Block’s Aviation and Aerospace Practice until 2019 when he joined Boeing. He has experience advising on all aspects of international regulatory compliance for aerospace manufacturers, repair stations, and aircraft operators, as well as providing strategic advice at the corporate level for risk management. Mr. Alp’s practice includes advising and representing clients in regulatory compliance, product certification and corrective action, operational approvals, disputes, government investigations and enforcement actions, transactions, and safety risk management. While at Boeing, Mr. Alp supported regulatory compliance and safety for commercial and military derivative aircraft and, in that role, handled a wide-variety of regulatory issues and worked closely with the company’s engineering, quality, and safety organizations, as well as interfacing regularly with the FAA and other government agencies.
“Paul’s return to the firm is a reflection of the strength of our and continuing confidence we have in our Aviation and Aerospace Practice,” said Partner Marc L. Warren, who chairs the practice. “The regulatory and compliance experience he has gained at Boeing presents a substantial growth opportunity for us as we build upon our reputation of providing the highest levels of excellence to our clients in the transportation sector.”
Jenner & Block’s Aviation and Aerospace Practice provides full-service, multi-disciplinary capabilities. The firm represents a platinum-level list of clients, including United Airlines, Zipline, Amazon, Gulfstream, Jet Aviation Holdings, General Motors, Nissan, Mitsubishi, CSX, GATX, Hertz, Amtrak, and several professional sports teams.
“Having worked at Jenner & Block in the aviation practice and with Marc for many years, I am deeply familiar with the firm’s commitment to providing our clients with exceptional service,” said Mr. Alp. “I’m looking forward to helping the firm build upon a premier practice which delivers that high level of service, consistently exceeds client expectations, and helps clients succeed in a fast-changing regulatory environment.”
Mr. Alp, a certified flight instructor, earned his JD with high honors from George Washington University and his LLM from American University. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia.