Michael Deutsch

Associate

Recent Publication:

FAA Declines to Extend COVID-19 Relief at U.S. Slot-Controlled and IATA Level 2 U.S. Airports [Alert]

The FAA will not extend its COVID-19 related relief policy for U.S. slot-controlled & FAA-designated International Air Transport Association Level 2 airports.

Mike concentrates his practice on aviation regulatory matters and advises clients, which include U.S. and foreign airlines and other aviation entities, on the full array of aviation laws and regulations, including those enforced by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). He advises clients on economic and code-sharing authority, international routes, frequencies and traffic rights, antitrust immunity, export controls and sanctions, aircraft registration, taxes and fees, airport slots, rates and charges, consumer enforcement, safety and security, unmanned aircraft systems (drones), and compliance with ICAO standards. 

Mike also assists with maritime regulatory matters and advises clients on various U.S. maritime laws (e.g., the Jones Act) and on foreign maritime laws (e.g., the Republic of Liberia).

Prior to joining the firm, Mike was an associate with a national law firm in Washington, D.C., where he focused on transportation regulatory matters. Before entering private practice, Mike worked at the FAA and as a DOT Honors Attorney. As a DOT Honors Attorney, Mike completed rotations with the Office of Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). 

Mike earned his law degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Miami School of Law, and his bachelor's degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University.

Publications

FAA Declines to Extend COVID-19 Relief at U.S. Slot-Controlled and IATA Level 2 U.S. Airports [Alert]

November 02, 2022

The FAA will not extend its COVID-19 related relief policy for U.S. slot-controlled & FAA-designated International Air Transport Association Level 2 airports.

FAA Modifies International Aviation Safety Assessment Program [Alert]

October 03, 2022

The FAA announced several key changes to its International Aviation Safety Assessment program.

Barriers to Entry: FAA Proposes Flight deck Physical Secondary Barriers [Alert]

August 15, 2022

The FAA proposes rule to require new aircraft be outfitted with installed physical secondary barriers to further protect the flight deck from intrusion.

DOT Issues Proposed Rule on Airline Ticket Refunds [Alert]

August 08, 2022

The Department of Transportation issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, titled Airline Ticket Refunds and Consumer Protections.

DOT Issues Bill of Rights for Airline Passengers with Disabilities; New Airline Family Seating Notice [Alert]

July 12, 2022

The U.S. DOT has published a Airline Passengers with Disabilities Bill of Rights which describes the fundamental rights of air travelers with disabilities.

Airlines Applaud Lifting of COVID Testing Requirement for U.S. Arrivals [Alert]

June 23, 2022

The CDC rescinded the COVID-19 testing requirement for U.S. arriving passengers on June 15. Airlines for America welcomed the CDC's decision.

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Education

  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2016
  • Georgetown University, B.A., cum laude, 2013
  • District of Columbia
  • Florida