Aviation Regulation in the United States [American Bar Association]

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2014David Heffernan, a member of the Aviation Practice Group at Cozen O’Connor, co-edited the recently published American Bar Association (ABA) book “Aviation Regulation in the United States." The desktop reference is now the most up-to-date and accessible reference on U.S. aviation regulation.

“Aviation Regulation in the United States" introduces the various U.S. institutions that govern aviation. It also covers the legal and institutional international framework within which U.S. regulation takes place. It clearly explains, with citations, rules and requirements governing every aspect of the aviation industry, including airports, airlines, private aircraft, air navigation, labor-management relations, aircraft transactions, environmental impact, accident investigation, marketing and distribution, airline mergers and alliances, and aviation safety and security.

Heffernan also co-authored the book’s chapter on airline alliances and antitrust immunity. Mark Atwood, a member of the Aviation Practice Group at Cozen O’Connor, along with other leading experts on aviation law authored chapters of the book, which Heffernan co-edited with Brent Connor of Thompson Hine. Heffernan also is a co-editor of “Air Law in Europe,” a treatise on European aviation law published by Kluwer in 2013.

In his practice, Heffernan represents major U.S. and foreign airlines and their trade associations; airports, aircraft, engine and other equipment manufacturers; air travel distribution companies; and other aviation industry participants before various government agencies, including the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security, including the Transportation Security Administration.

He is editor-in-chief of The Air & Space Lawyer, the quarterly publication of the ABA’s Forum on Air & Space Law.

About Cozen O'Connor

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About the Cozen O’Connor Aviation Practice

With offices in the United States, Canada and Europe, Cozen O’Connor’s attorneys have deep industry-specific knowledge of aviation law and industry norms and provide regulatory, litigation and business counsel informed by more than three decades of intensive involvement in the aviation field. The firm’s aviation attorneys represent major U.S. and foreign airlines and their trade associations, airports, aircraft, engine and other equipment manufacturers, air travel distribution companies, and other aviation industry participants. The practice’s experience covers the full range of legal issues confronting the aviation industry, including licensing, airport air service development, regulatory compliance, airline alliances, air travel distribution, customs, safety and security issues, export control, trade sanctions, wrongful death claims and counterterrorism. Cozen O’Connor attorneys regularly work with aviation authorities in the U.S. and abroad, help resolve international disputes, assist clients in interpretation of U.S. and foreign laws, and represent clients in negotiating international agreements.



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