Jenner & Block


Representative engagements include:

  • Served as primary aviation regulatory outside counsel for major passenger and cargo airlines, and aviation industry trade associations, in a broad range of matters, including compliance and enforcement, operations, maintenance, and competition.
  • Advised airport and airline clients on FAA grant assurances, including Part 16 actions, disputes over aeronautical uses of land, rates and charges, and environmental and financial processes in airport and cargo hub construction, renovation and gate access.
  • Advised professional sports teams on resolution of FAA obstruction and radio/radar interference issues impeding new stadium construction.
  • Advised major logistics companies and manufacturers on civil UAS operations.

Representative engagement before joining Jenner & Block include:

  • Provided legal counsel to leaders of complex operating organizations:
    • Senior legal advisor to the Administrator, Federal Aviation Administration.
    • Senior officer responsible for all divisions of the Office of The Judge Advocate General, providing legal support to the Chief of Staff, Army and the Army staff.
    • Senior legal advisor to coalition military forces during the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
    • Senior legal advisor to the US military counter-terrorism force.
  • Represented the US government in numerous commissions, investigations, courts-martial, and administrative and appellate actions. In the area of aviation, concluded the two largest aviation safety enforcement civil penalty cases in history.
  • Served as deputy designed agency ethics official for the U.S. Department of Transportation and principal ethics advisor for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).