Jonathon advises airlines, public charter operators, ticket agents, tour operators, travel agencies, trade associations, and air charter brokers on compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) economic regulations, including licensing, registration, consumer protection, and advertising matters. He also counsels airline clients on competition matters, joint ventures and airline alliances, traffic rights under bilateral air service agreements, multilateral treaties concerning liabilities in international air carriage, and competitive route and slot-award proceedings. As part of his regulatory practice, Jonathon also advises airlines, aircraft operators, fixed-based operators, and shippers under the Federal Aviation Regulations, Civil Aviation Security Regulations, and Hazardous Material Regulations and regularly represents such entities in government agency enforcement matters.
Before entering private practice, Jonathon was a presidential management fellow in the Office of the Secretary and Office of the General Counsel at the DOT. From 1998 through 2001, Jonathon worked in the planning department of a major U.S. network airline. He has extensive knowledge of both the legal and business sides of the commercial aviation industry.
Jonathon has consistently been ranked as a leading aviation and regulatory attorney in peer-review publications, including Chambers USA, Who’s Who Legal, and Expert Guides. He serves on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches Aviation Law, and currently is the editor-in-chief for the American Bar Association's Air & Space Lawyer.
Jonathon earned his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from American University and his law degree, cum laude, from Northeastern University School of Law. He is fluent in Spanish.