Commercial Disputes

Effective representation of aviation and aerospace clients in commercial disputes requires an in-depth and up-to-date understanding of the industry andits operating environment.  Our lawyers have industry-specific experience in regulation, aircraft operations, certification, and transactions as well as airport management and emerging developments in technology.

This industry focus combines with real-world experience acting as advocates on the front lines in court, before arbitral tribunals, and in high-stakes settlement negotiations.  Coupled with the resources available to Jenner & Block as an international law firm, the result is a value-added formula in which we provide counseling and representation to accomplish our aviation clients’ goals in disputes involving:

  • Commercial contract and warranty claims
  • Aircraft transactions and completions
  • Maintenance
  • Pricing disputes and delay damages
  • Labor and employment claims
  • Management agreements

We have extensive experience as trial lawyers and in managing discovery-intensive, multi-party litigation.  Depending on the needs of our client, we are capable of executing an aggressive strategy encompassing discovery, motions practice, and trial, or providing advice and managing the dispute to obtain an early, cost effective resolution.

Many contracts in the industry contain arbitration clauses, and our lawyers have the substantial experience and skills necessary to achieve successful results through arbitration, including expertise in counseling clients on ADR methods and procedures, selecting arbitrators, and conducting hearings under the AAA, ICC, and other rules.

What distinguishes us from other leading trial lawyers is our immersion in the legal, regulatory, operational, technical and commercial issues that drive the aviation and aerospace industries.  As a result of their command of these issues, our professionals know what questions to ask and how to develop winning case strategies.