Litigation and Regulatory Compliance

Aviation

Experience

Representative aviation matters include:

  • Defense of engine manufacturer against substantial wrongful death and personal injury claims as part of multidistrict litigation arising out of a helicopter accident
  • Defense of aircraft manufacturer against substantial hull loss and lost profit claims
  • Defense of pilot's estate against substantial wrongful death claims arising out the crash of a private jet
  • Defense of engine manufacturer against substantial wrongful death and personal injuries claims arising out of a military helicopter accident on the high seas
  • Defense of component parts manufacturer against substantial personal injury claims arising out of the explosion of oxygen equipment
  • Defense of component parts manufacturer against substantial wrongful death claims arising out of a military aircraft accident in Afghanistan
  • Defense of engine manufacturer against substantial wrongful death and personal injury claims arising out of military helicopter accident on the high seas
  • Defense of engine manufacturer against substantial wrongful death claims arising out of military helicopter accident in Italy
  • Defense of helicopter manufacturer in a wrongful death action brought by a secret service agent arising out of the crash of the President's helicopter in the Caribbean
  • Defense of leading government contractor in connection with an accident in Australia that killed a number of elite Australian soldiers who were training to protect the Australian Olympic team
  • Defense of engine manufacturer in a wrongful death action involving the crash of an F-16 in Egypt
  • Defense of jet fuel tank manufacturer against wrongful death claims arising out of the crash of a helicopter in Germany
  • Defense of manufacturer of private aircraft in several related wrongful death actions
  • Defense of French helicopter manufacturer in a wrongful death action.
  • Prosecution of claims on behalf of owner and insurer of private jet for hull damage and diminution in value resulting from collision at regional airport
  • Representation of reinsurers of owner and operator of corporate jet that crashed on takeoff from regional airport resulting in fatalities of all passengers and crew on board