The Legal Affairs Committee provides airport attorneys with a forum to share information about new developments in case law, statutes and regulations affecting airports; the Committee also monitors pending airport litigation.  Through its steering group, recommendations are made to the ACI-NA Board and Executive Committee regarding requests that ACI-NA file “friend of the court” briefs at the appellate stage of cases in federal and state court, where those cases are likely to have significant implications for U.S. airports.  The Committee reviews and edits draft briefs prior to filing.

In addition, the Committee drafts and edits comments filed in proceedings pending before administrative agencies of the federal government, and assists ACI-NA in informal discussions with those federal agencies.  The Committee, through the ACI-NA staff, maintains for the use of its members, sample language for various airport legal documents, e.g., policies, RFP’s, minimum standards, easements, etc.  The Legal Affairs Committee also responds to requests from the ACI-NA Executive Committee, Board of Directors, and other ACI-NA departments for information regarding legal issues affecting airports, and provides speakers to other ACI-NA committees on a variety of airport legal issues.

Finally, the Committee plans two important conferences for its members, held in the spring and fall annually. These conferences update airport lawyers throughout North America on the most pressing legal, regulatory and litigation issues facing airports. Speakers usually include private practitioners, airport attorneys and leading government regulatory officials from key agencies involved in airport and aviation issues.

Leadership

Chair
Ann Morgan​
Reno-Tahoe International Airport

Committee Secretary
Thomas Devine
(202) 293-8500

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Committee News

ACI-NA Launches New Website

Members always tell us the real value of ACI-NA comes through our ability to advance airport priorities in Washington D.C. and Ottawa, provide essential industry intelligence by keeping the pulse […]

Hurricane Florence Relief Fund Established

Many of us have watched the devastation brought about by Hurricane Florence in the Carolina region.  This most recent storm has been particularly devastating for many of our airport industry […]

ACI-NA to Celebrate 70th Anniversary in Nashville

Join us September 30 – October 2 for our 2018 Annual Conference & Exhibition in Nashville. 2018 marks ACI-NA’s 70th anniversary, so be sure to join us for a special […]

Press Releases

Airports Welcome New Opportunity to Address Growing Infrastructure Needs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2018   WASHINGTON – Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke today congratulated the winners of yesterday’s federal elections […]

State of the Industry: “Ensuring Another Successful 70 Years for Airports”

State of the Industry “Ensuring Another Successful 70 Years for Airports” Remarks by Kevin M. Burke President and CEO Airports Council International-North America 2018 ACI-NA Annual Conference and Exhibition October […]

Airports Call for Modernization of Airport Infrastructure in FAA Reauthorization Proposal

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 24, 2018 WASHINGTON — Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) President and CEO Kevin M. Burke and American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) President and […]

Events

ACI-NA Commentary on Legal Affairs

Communities Left Behind and Airline Industry Consolidation: The Promise of Airline Deregulation Has Only Partially Been Fulfilled

To commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the enactment of the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, championed by Dr. Alfred E. Kahn while serving as Chair of the Civil Aeronautics Board […]

BNA Is Ever-Expanding

By Douglas E. Kreulen, A.A.E., President and CEO, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Nashville is on fire – there really is no other way to describe it. Always a great place […]

Crowd listening to a speaker at ACI-NA’s 2017 Annual Conference

Cheers to 70 Years: The Best Is Yet to Come

By: Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA 2018 represents a great milestone for Airports Council International-North America as we celebrate our seventieth anniversary as the Voice of Airports in […]

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