For decades, Morrison & Foerster has handled complex aviation cases ranging from aircraft crashes and accidents, to government antitrust investigations of major air carrier mergers, consolidations and joint ventures. We work with clients in all areas of the aviation and aerospace industry.
We represent fixed-base operators to defend claims relating to maintenance of general aviation aircraft, aircraft rental, flight instruction, and flight operations; governmental entities to defend claims for personal injury and property damage relating to crashes or operations on or near airport property; aircraft owners to prosecute claims against aircraft modifiers under supplemental certificates; and pilots to contest FAA certificate revocation actions.
Insurers, including Global Aerospace, Amlin Aviation, Underwriters at Lloyd's of London, AIG Aviation, and United States Aviation Underwriters, also turn to us when they need proven capability in aviation law.
And recognizing the breadth and depth of our knowledge, companies throughout the aviation industry seek us out for our risk management and litigation avoidance advice.
We offer services tailored to our aviation clients' needs because our attorneys understand the technical aspects involved in each case.
Among our team members are a former Top Gun F-14 pilot, a former Air Force KC-10 pilot, a former CH-53 combat pilot, a former U.S. Air Force research and development officer, and lawyers with a variety of other military and civil aviation backgrounds. Each partner in the group has tried aviation cases to verdict. And by calling upon the prior experiences of our colleagues, including advanced degrees in aeronautical/astronautical engineering, flight time with the United States Air Force and United States Marine Corps, and a secondment working for the largest Lloyd's insurer in the London market, we are able to offer guidance and legal advice that is informed by remarkably deep and practical industry knowledge.
We are active in many aviation industry organizations. Our aviation law team includes a board member of the board of advisors of the SMU Air Law Symposium, seven former presenters at the annual SMU Air Law Symposium, and four members of the International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA)