Abby L. Bried is co-chair of the firm’s Aviation and Aerospace Practice. For more than 20 years, she has provided insight and legal counsel on virtually all of the major issues and developments in international aviation and a broad range of domestic issues affecting the aviation, and aerospace industry including the manufacturing sector. Her work also includes advising companies in the emerging technologies in the transportation/multi-modal sectors. Her global experience includes structuring commercial and marketing alliances, joint ventures and strategic investments; as well as advising on complex antitrust issues, regulatory proceedings, government affairs, and compliance counseling on economic sanctions, privacy, consumer protection and ethics programs.
Before joining the firm in 2017, she served as Associate General Counsel - Regulatory, Alliances, Government Affairs and Legal Administration for United Airlines, where she was a strategic legal partner for that company’s senior executive team. Ms. Bried began her career at Northwest Airlines and later became associated with Continental Airlines, where she gained positions of increasing responsibility within the legal department and was part of the turnaround team. Her in-house career continued through that airline’s merger with United and for several years after the merger integration.
Ms. Bried has an active pro bono practice that includes serving as pro bono advisor to CARPLS, Equal Justice Works, Equip for Equality and the Center for Disability and Elder Law (CDEL), organizations for people with physical and intellectual disabilities. She is also a mentor and coach throughout the legal and aviation communities.