Philip Weissman has over a decade of experience representing clients in the aviation industry. As a member of Clyde & Co’s Global Aviation Practice, Philip acts as litigation, regulatory, and commercial counsel to domestic and international airlines and other aviation-related companies.
Philip has extensive state and federal court experience representing large foreign and domestic air carriers in commercial and tort litigation. His litigation experience includes representing air carriers in several high-profile passenger tort claims, including those arising from the crash of Atlas Air Flight 3591. Philip’s regulatory experience includes assisting air carrier and aviation-related companies with issues pertaining to passenger safety, consumer protection, and airport regulations.
Philip is the Secretary of the New York City Bar Aeronautics Committee and the Newsletter Editor for the International Bar Association Aviation Committee. In addition, he has written and presented on many aviation-related legal topics, including the Montreal/Warsaw Convention, federal preemption of state law, and the future of Advanced Air Mobility/eVTOLs.
- New York
- US District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
- J.D., Duke University School of Law, 2012
- B.A., magna cum laude, Boston University, 2008
- New York City Bar Association
- Co-author, "Developments and Trends in Lawyers’ Professional Liability Exposures,” IRMI Professional Liability Insurance Guide, 2019
- "11th Circuit Finds ADA Preemption of Billing Provision in Florida Insurance Statute,” New York City Bar, Committee on Aeronautics Newsletter, vol. 2, 2018
- "Federal Preemption and Land Use Regulation: The “Thin Line” Between Permissible and Impermissible Local Regulation,” New York City Bar, Committee on Aeronautics Newsletter, vol. 2, 2018
- "The Warsaw and Montreal Conventions: Ending the Complete Preemption Debate,” American Bar Association, The Air & Space Lawyer, vol. 30, 2017
- "Singer v. City of Newton and the Future of Drone Regulation,” New York City Bar, Committee on Aeronautics Newsletter, vol. 1, 2017
- Contributing author, “Complete Preemption and the Montreal Convention: Ending the Decades Long Debate,” Ch. 15 of American Bar Association, Litigating the Aviation Case: From Pre-Trial To Closing Argument, Tort, Trial & Insurance Practice Section, 4th edition, 2017
- Co-Panelist, “Litigation & Regulatory Update,” New York City Bar, October 2022
- “U.S. Aviation Update,” Alexander Holburn/Paterson MacDougall 21st Annual Aviation Conference, January 2022
- Co-Panelist, “Latest Developments in the 737 Max Litigation,” New York City Bar, October 2021