Aviation Regulatory

Regulatory counsel to manned and unmanned aviation companies

Why Cooley
  • Represent clients before multiple regulatory agencies, including the Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, Transportation Security Administration and the Department of State
  • Counsel aviation clients related to antitrust concerns, as well as designed and implemented antitrust and competition policy compliance programs
  • Assist airlines in commercial arrangements unique to the airline industry, including flying, ground handling, maintenance, supply and intellectual property arrangements
  • Successfully secured the first 8 exemptions allowing clients to commercially operate UAVs
  • Counsel on compliance with regulatory requirements imposed by the FAA, federal, state and local agencies, including preparing and obtaining Section 333 exemptions, Certificates of Waiver or Authorization and Special Airworthiness Certificates
  • Team is actively involved with industry trade associations, such as the Airlines for America, the National Business Aviation Association, the National Air Carriers Association and the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International
Group Contacts
Parker Erkmann Special Counsel, Washington, DC
M. Anne Swanson Partner, Washington, DC
J.G. Harrington Special Counsel, Washington, DC