Amna Arshad focuses on regulatory counseling, commercial aviation transactions and litigation. With more than 10 years of diverse experience in the public and private sectors, Amna has represented major US and foreign air carriers and leading aviation-related entities including airports, aerospace manufacturers, travel distribution clients, drone operators and corporations in a variety of DOT/ FAA/NTSB federal regulatory, commercial and litigation matters.
As an experienced advisor, Amna counsels private companies across a wide range of matters such as enforcement/litigation, investigations, route proceedings, rulemakings, antitrust/competition, international law, advertising, consumer protection, obstruction evaluation, economic/licensing matters and regulatory due diligence on mergers and acquisitions involving aviation interests. Amna has also helped businesses navigate the challenging regulatory landscape of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and new and emerging technologies prior to and following the passage of Part 107, the regulations governing commercial UAS operations.
Before joining Jenner & Block, Amna spent nearly six years in the Office of Aviation Enforcement & Proceedings at the US Department of Transportation, where she was responsible for the enforcement of a variety of aviation consumer protection, licensing and civil rights matters. She was heavily involved in drafting federal regulations and guidance materials, led regular investigations and audits of foreign and domestic airlines and ticket agents, negotiated consent decrees and reviewed foreign conflict of laws waiver requests.
Amna served as a law clerk to the Chief Judge in the busiest state court in Virginia and has represented a variety of clients in civil litigation before federal and state courts. Amna co-authored Chapter 12, titled “DOT Consumer Protection: Regulation and Enforcement,” in the ABA publication, Aviation Regulation in the U.S. She is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.