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Cozen O'Connor

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

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What the team is known for

Skilled regulatory group, servicing an impressive roster of aerospace manufacturers and trade associations, as well as commercial and cargo carriers. Regularly practices before the FAA, DOT and other government agencies in all matters related to compliance, licensing and rulemaking. Experienced in counseling a diverse range of industry stakeholders, including a number of private equity companies investing in the aviation industry. Further expertise lies in advising on the regulatory elements of airline joint ventures, alliances and M&A activity, as well as in the formation of new airlines.

Strengths

Sources describe Cozen O'Connor as "a truly fine firm."

Work highlights

Advised Airlines for America and its airline members on efforts to press the DOT and FAA for deregulatory action.

Notable practitioners

David Heffernan is highly respected in the field, and has considerable experience advising a myriad of aviation clients. He regularly handles proceedings before the FAA and DOT.
"A very smart and very thoughtful attorney; he is thorough in his analysis and mindful of the big picture. He zealously represents his clients." "Incisive and well rounded, he really understands the issues."

Jonathon Foglia is particularly well versed in issues including licensing, registration and advertising standards. He represents airlines and trade associations among other industry participants.
"He is extremely knowledgeable, collegial, and really invests time in this space."

Mark Atwood advises a range of aviation industry participants including established commercial and cargo carriers, startup airlines and aerial firefighting and law enforcement agencies. He counsels on a wide variety of regulatory matters and is particularly proficient in FAA licensing issues.
"He's very knowledgeable on the nuances of the law."

Rachel Welford advises a broad client base, including airlines, corporations and non-US carriers, on a range of regulatory and compliance matters. She has experience handling CARES ACT work and obtaining authorizations from the DOT.
"Very thoughtful." "She's a very good, solid lawyer."

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Overview

Cozen O’Connor has one of the most formidable transportation groups of any major U.S. law firm with decades of experience in maritime, aviation, logistics, intermodal and ground transport.

Our attorneys represent clients involved in every aspect of the transportation industry, including ocean carriers; cruise lines and ferry companies; air carriers and aviation companies; logistics providers; surface transporters; joint ventures, trade associations and equipment pools; financial institutions, investors and insurers; and many others.

We are recognized leaders in transportation regulations and competition law, commercial contracting, asset-backed financing, joint ventures and cooperative associations, litigation, and government affairs. Our attorneys provide counsel through a diverse range of transportation practices: Aviation Litigation, Aviation Regulatory, Cruise Industry, Intermodal & Logistics, Maritime Antitrust & Competition, Maritime Corporate & Finance, Maritime Litigation, Maritime Regulatory, Trade Regulations, Export Controls and Sanctions and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/ Drones.

Members of Cozen O’Connor have testified as experts on maritime and aviation law in proceedings before foreign tribunals, served on U.S. delegations to negotiate and implement bilateral and international transportation and security agreements, and regularly contribute to industry-recognized legal publications.

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory

Cozen O'Connor

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Location

1200 19th Street, NW

3rd Floor

Washington, DC

District of Columbia

USA

20036

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

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Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory


David Heffernan
Band 1
Jonathon H Foglia
Band 3
Mark Atwood
Band 3
Rachel Welford
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