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Commercial aerospace is highly regulated and constantly evolving. Companies benefit from outside counsel who are immersed in the interconnected regulatory, legal, technical and operational issues that drive the industry. Our practitioners have decades of experience solving problems for aerospace companies, successfully defending enforcement actions, winning victories in court and advising on cutting-edge aerospace issues.
We represent manufacturers, repair stations, and aircraft operators in matters involving issues of regulatory compliance, product certification and conformity, risk management, warranties, export control, HAZMAT, contract performance and tort liability as well as commercial litigation and arbitration. We also advise and comment on notices of proposed rulemaking and airworthiness directives. Our lawyers defend investigations by the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Transportation, Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and other federal agencies. We also handle tort defense, commercial contract disputes, and international arbitrations, as well as counsel manufacturers, repair stations and operators with respect to transactional due diligence and issues facing foreign companies operating in the United States.
When a problem arises with an aircraft product, often companies face a mix of regulatory, liability, insurance and commercial issues. Jenner & Block lawyers have substantial experience providing advice with respect to all of these regimes, which allows us to help our clients develop and pursue coordinated response actions. When product difficulties or quality escapes take place, we help develop strategy, communications with customers and regulators, and product replacement programs and promulgate service bulletins, airworthiness directives and instructions for continued airworthiness.
We effectively communicate with personnel at all levels of our clients' organizations, working collaboratively to find practical business solutions to their problems.
We help aerospace clients navigate the regulatory landscape by assisting them with:
Aerospace companies may be exposed to regulatory, tort, commercial, reputational and criminal risks. We:
Going beyond traditional legal counseling, we routinely provide substantive advice on matters such as process improvements, technical and operational issues.
We have substantial experience handling disputes of all types for aerospace companies, including:
We have lawyers who are knowledgeable about the technical and operational aspects of a wide-variety of aircraft products, as well as product certification regulations, manufacturing quality standards and industry best practices. As a result, we provide a value-added service that combines focused experience with a holistic view of a manufacturer's relationship with regulators and the industry as a whole.
We oﬀer training programs tailored to the needs of commercial aerospace companies seeking to remain current or get ahead of regulatory and legal developments. These programs feature topics including: