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Adams and Reese Launches Aviation and Aerospace Practice Team, Adds Industry Power Players to National Footprint

CRBR Biz Wire //February 23, 2024//

Adams and Reese Launches Aviation and Aerospace Practice Team, Adds Industry Power Players to National Footprint

CRBR Biz Wire //February 23, 2024//

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Marc Warren

The national law firm of Adams and Reese has launched an Aviation and Aerospace Practice Team with the recent additions of legal industry power players Marc Warren, former FAA acting chief counsel and deputy chief counsel; Paul Alp, former Boeing senior counsel; and Laura DiBella, Florida’s first female secretary of commerce and chair of the Aerospace Alliance.

Adams and Reese is a member of the AmLaw 200, Law360 Top 400, and NLJ500, with 315 attorneys and advisors representing business and industry in more than 75 practice areas across 20 offices, 10 states, and Washington, DC.

The Aerospace and Aviation Team of attorneys and advisors represents clients in aviation law and regulation under domestic and international authorities, related to compliance, safety, security, enforcement, risk management, and commercial issues. Subsections include Airworthiness, Manufacturing, and Products; Drones, Advanced Air Mobility, and Future Transportation; Investigations, Enforcement, and Disputes; and Regulation and Compliance.

Paul Alp

Warren and Alp bring over 60 years of combined experience representing the aviation and aerospace industry’s leading companies. DiBella brings more than 25 years of experience in economic development and government relations strategy. Warren and Alp will serve as co-leaders of the Adams and Reese Aviation and Aerospace Team.

“Marc and Paul are recognized around the world for their expertise, relationships and leadership in the aviation and aerospace industries, and together we have a shared vision of building the top aviation law practice in the country. We could not have two better partners to lead us on this journey,” said partner Brad Lampley, Adams and Reese Intersection of Business and Government Practice Group Leader. “We view Laura as a game-changer for our clients and prospective clients throughout our footprint. She understands business in Florida and the Southeast and understands how to get things done at all levels of government.”

Laura DiBella

Lampley added: “The Aviation and Aerospace practice provides great synergies with our global trade, transportation, government relations and economic development practice areas, and we are excited to see how our clients will benefit from their extraordinary capabilities.”

In addition to Warren, Alp, and DiBella, Aviation and Aerospace Practice Team members – across a wide range of cross-section, practice area disciplines – include IBG Practice Group Leaders and Partners Lee Reid and Brad Lampley; IBG Partner and Executive Committee Chair B. Jeffrey Brooks; EC Member and IBG Partner Britton Bonner; IBG Partner and Global Trade, Transportation and Logistics Team Leader Chris Kane; GTTL Partner and DC Partner in Charge Matt Paxton; IBG Partner Michael Berson; Public Finance Partner Cindy Barnett; MMM&A Partner Rob Breunig; IBG Partner Cole Callihan; IBG Partner and Baton Rouge Partner in Charge Susan Eccles; Litigation Partner Tom White; Litigation Attorney Luke LaHaye; and Real Estate Attorney Jordan Barley.

Warren and Alp have launched a Liftoff Blog with insights, analysis, and the latest news around Aviation and Aerospace Law. Warren is the former FAA acting chief counsel and deputy chief counsel for operations. Warren previously led the Aerospace and Aviation Practice teams at Crowell & Moring and Jenner & Block. Alp was most recently a Jenner & Block partner. He formerly served as The Boeing Company senior counsel, where he advised on all regulatory aspects of product certification, compliance, and safety for Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

“Marc and Paul have impressive careers driving solutions, shaping policy, and resolving complex matters for clients at the intersection of regulatory, legal, and technical issues,” said Adams and Reese Executive Committee Chair and DC Partner B. Jeffrey Brooks. “The addition of Marc and Paul is a testament to our commitment to growth in specialized practice areas in which our clients are doing business. Their established aviation industry relationships position us uniquely to serve and excel in these complex sectors.”

About Adams and Reese: Adams and Reese, founded in 1951, is a multidisciplinary law firm with 315 attorneys and advisors strategically located throughout the United States and Washington, D.C. The American Lawyer includes Adams and Reese on its distinguished list of the nation’s top law firms, the Am Law 200. The National Law Journal also includes the firm among the top 200 on the NLJ 500 list of the nation’s largest law firms.