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Holland & Knight LLP

Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

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What the team is known for

Well-regarded aviation practice with significant expertise in handling high-profile contentious matters for US and foreign airline clients. Particularly active in litigation and NTSB and FAA investigations resulting from aircraft accidents and mass disasters. Stands out for involvement in matters involving military accidents and manufacturers of military aircraft and components.

Strengths

One client describes Holland & Knight as a "world-class team with very deep and wide resources."

Work highlights

Successfully defended JetBlue Airways in a putative class action, concerning claims JetBlue had improperly charged and kept baggage fees from travelers whose bags had been lost, damaged, or delayed.

Notable practitioners

Christopher Kelly handles a variety of personal injury and wrongful death disputes. He represents an impressive roster of domestic and international airlines.
"A very smart, strategic and highly experienced attorney. He is relied upon by important clients to deal with sensitive issues." "An extremely practical and knowledgeable attorney."

Gary Halbert is recognized for his proficient handling of significant NTSB investigations as well as the subsequent claims and disputes.
"A very strong attorney who is very well thought of in the market and by his clients." "He's excellent across the board."

Judith Nemsick has experience across a broad range of disputes, from breach of contract and passenger delay, to product liability and wrongful death.
"A go-to for international airline work."

Steve Raffaele has a strong track record acting for airlines in high-stakes litigation. His practice includes handling breach of contract claims, putative class actions and fatal accident litigation, as well as NTSB investigations.

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Transportation: Aviation: Litigation

Holland & Knight LLP

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Location

31 West 52nd Street

New York

New York

USA

NY 10019

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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: Litigation


Christopher G Kelly
Band 3
Gary Halbert
Band 3
Judith Nemsick
Band 3
Steve Raffaele
Band 4