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Senior Counsel Orla M. Brady joins Clyde & Co’s global aviation practice from U.S. DoJ

  • Press Releases 02 February 2022 02 February 2022

Senior Counsel Orla M. Brady joins Clyde & Co’s global aviation practice from U.S. DoJ

Global law firm Clyde & Co’s has announced today the hire of Orla M. Brady as Senior Counsel at its Washington, D.C. aviation practice, which is part of the firm’s global aviation practice.

Orla was previously a Trial Attorney in the U.S. Department of Justice, Aviation, Space & Admiralty Section in Washington, D.C.  In this role, she was responsible for all aspects of affirmative and defensive litigation involving suits by and against the United States on tort matters related to aviation and admiralty. 

She had first chair responsibilities for all aspects of litigation from the initial pleadings through discovery, motions, settlement negotiations, mediation, and trial. Orla is licensed to practice in New York, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington D.C. (D.C. admission pending). 

In addition to Orla’s appointment, Clyde & Co announced the hire last week of leading international aviation lawyer and industry expert Kenneth P. Quinn as a Partner in its global aviation practice. Kenneth is also based at the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.

Kenneth brings over 30 years of experience acting as litigation, regulatory, enforcement, antitrust, and commercial counsel to several domestic and international airlines, aerospace companies, lenders and lessors, private equity and hedge funds, online travel and social media companies, developers, and other aviation companies. 

He has previously served as the Chief Counsel of the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, Counselor to the U.S. Secretary of Transportation, and Senior Advisor to the U.S. Office of the President-Elect. He was named a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society, where he serves on its Member Services Board, and was elected President of the International Aviation Club. 

Commenting on the development of the Washington D.C. practice, the Global Chair of Clyde & Co’s Aviation Practice, Kevin Sutherland, says: “Orla Brady’s arrival from the U.S. Department of Justice, Aviation, Space & Admiralty Section, alongside industry expert Kenneth P. Quinn’s recent appointment, enables us to offer a leading regulatory, commercial, and trial capability from our Washington, D.C. office, across the US, and internationally.”

Orla M. Brady says: “I am so pleased to join the global aviation practice at Clyde & Co. The firm is committed to serving the aviation market and has the strength and expertise to advise and support our clients facing a range of legal and regulatory challenges. I look forward to working alongside this talented global team.”

Clyde & Co’s global aviation practice covers the full range of aviation issues including regulatory, finance, commercial, emergency response and liability, environmental and sustainability. Beyond traditional aviation, Clyde & Co is at the forefront of practice in the space and satellite insurance market, and has established itself as the leading authority on the regulation of drones.

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