Clyde & Co’s Washington, DC, office maintains a leading-edge practice in the global aviation industry, focused on complex regulatory, enforcement, contractual, accident/incident response, and antitrust matters. The office also offers a nationally recognized litigation practice focused on the insurance, professional, and corporate sectors.
Our highly experienced lawyers advise airlines, advanced air mobility companies, airport sponsors and developers, aerospace OEMs, Maintenance Repair & Overhaul companies, lenders/lessors, private equity/hedge funds, real estate developers, online travel, social media companies, and other aviation companies. We also regularly advise insurers in high-value exposure claims across general liability, mass torts, environmental, first-party property, construction defect, and terrorism policies.
Our Washington, DC, team litigates complex disputes in state and federal courts nationwide, at both the trial and appellate levels. We have handled and successfully defended bad faith and extra-contractual claims at the trial level. We have also handled coverage disputes in claims for asbestos, environmental and mass tort liability, including against large target insureds and the largest environmental sites in the US, and we have litigated dozens of suits seeking insurance for business interruption in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. We have litigated aviation disputes in state and federal courts on a wide range of issues, from class-action cases against airlines to NEPA-related environmental challenges to infrastructure development, to airport access and airline certification. Members of our team have been involved in some of the highest-profile aviation cases, from the Pan Am 103 bombing over Lockerbie, to the ValuJet crash and other clients in post-crash criminal and administrative proceedings, to 9/11 for a major airline and for security screening companies to the grounding of the B787 Dreamliner.
Clyde & Co is one of the largest international law firms in the US. With 15 offices across the country, we are well-placed to help clients succeed in a volatile world in which managing risk requires experience across a range of business areas and economies.
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