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Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC

Transportation

2 ranked lawyersBand 3USA - NationwideUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Emerging practice noted for representing both domestic and foreign airlines, as well as freight forwarders, security companies and travel agents. Often handles matters involving codeshare agreements, antitrust immunity and passenger rights as well as other regulatory proceedings before US government bodies. Routinely consulted by foreign carriers for assistance with US regulatory requirements.

Work highlights

Represented Air Canada in a host of regulatory and compliance matters covering COVID-19 related refunds and cancellations, formal DOT complaints, and an investigation by DOT’s Enforcement Office.

Notable practitioners

Drew Derco handles commercial expansion, international treaty advice and antitrust immunity applications.
"He is highly recommended for his expertise and tenacious work on behalf of his clients. He has a deep knowledge of the law and procedures."

Evelyn Sahr engages in a broad range of regulatory matters, notably advising on the expansion of the US operations of foreign carriers. She also has considerable experience interacting with agencies including the DOT, TSA and FAA.
"Evelyn's knowledge and problem-solving skills are extraordinary." "She is extremely practical, deeply immersed in the space, very thorough and pleasant to work with."

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Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory


Drew M. Derco
Band 3
Evelyn Sahr
Band 3