THE FIRM Crowell & Moring has an impressive practice acting for a host of airlines and important aviation associations. The team has extensive experience handling complex regulatory matters, including appearing regularly before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). The team continues to act on matters arising at the vanguard of aviation law and recently acted for both United Air Lines and Continental Airlines before the DOT on issues arising out of their high profile merger.
Client Service "We have the kind of relationship where they are available right away and they are in contact when we need them."
Commercial Awareness "They have several attorneys who have spent a career working in aviation which is a huge asset, and a couple who have worked in government and so they are familiar with the processes. They are also involved in aviation litigation on the airline side which provides a helpful perspective."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Cochair of the firm's aviation group, Lorraine Halloway is described as "smart and practical" with one client saying: "If we phone with a problem, she will think about it and come back with a reasoned argument which has a very good understanding of our business." She has been representing numerous aviation clients before the DOT, including on issues surrounding the Enhancing of Airline Passenger Protections II.
Bruce Keiner is known as a "terrific lawyer with a great practice." He continues to cochair the aviation group and provides advice to a wide range of clients, including United Airlines and Continental Airlines.
Gerald Murphy is building an excellent reputation in this area. He is often sought out to provide high-level advice and played a key role in the United Air Lines and Continental Airlines merger. One impressed client said: "Gerald understands our business, understands our needs, and is responsive, careful, thorough and caring."