Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory Department

USA - Nationwide
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What the team is known for Distinguished practice with substantial expertise in all aviation regulatory matters, including service negotiations, rulemaking and certification. Noted for representation of international airlines, including those in the Asia-Pacific and Latin American markets. Also handles regulatory proceedings before the TSA, DOT and DOJ. Offers additional expertise in aviation-related antitrust immunity matters, aircraft safety and management regulations and aviation-related environmental regulatory issues.

Strengths Sources value the team's "very good relationships with the authorities."

One clients praises the "incredible service" provided at Pillsbury, adding: "The team are all well credentialed, highly experienced, knowledgeable and approachable."

Work highlights Represented Air France/KLM Royal Dutch Airlines in an antitrust immunity proceeding before the DOT

Notable practitioners


Charles Donley
is a highly experienced lawyer who ably handles a wide array of regulatory cases, including antitrust immunity applications and TSA investigations. "He is a straight shooter who doesn't dress things up; you get an answer that is direct and clear," remarks a client.


Josh Romanow
advises foreign carriers on matters ranging from US market entry to competition law. He is also experienced in handling passenger-related disputes.


Laura Jennings
is an up-and-coming attorney particularly noted for her government agency expertise. She assists airlines in regulatory challenges and petitions to the DOT.