August 07, 2018

About Us

Welcome to the Forum on Air and Space Law! The Forum’s conferences and other activities serve as the one-stop shop for attorneys interested in all aspects of domestic and international air and space law, including airlines, airports, labor, finance, litigation, environment and antitrust, as well as regulatory issues arising from governmental entities such as FAA, DOT, NASA and EASA. In addition to our substantive programs, we also offer ample opportunities to see your friends, make new contacts, and meet with industry leaders, outside counsel, and potential clients.

Forum ByLaws


Andrea J Brantner
GE Capital Aviation Services


Graham Keithley
Sponsorship Chair
Baker & McKenzie LLP


Monica Hargrove
Immediate Past Chair
Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority


Brian Friedman
Budget Chair
JetBlue Airways Corporation


Dawn R. Holiday
Forum Manager
American Bar Association




Leslie Abbott
Southwest Airlines


Stella Belvisi


Abby Bried
Jenner & Block LLP


Karen Dacres
SLG | The Space Law Group  LLC


John Goetz
Jones Day


David Hernandez
Vedder Price


Sagi Kfir
Deep Space Industries


Marc Latman
Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP


Doug Mullen
Airlines for America


Brandon Nelson
JetBlue Airways Corporation


Patrick Rizzi
Hogan Lovells US LLP


Jeremy Ross
Alaska Airlines / Horizon Air


David Semanchick
Senior Attorney
International Air Line Pilots Association


Kathryn B. Thomson




Charlie Trippe Jr.
FAA Chief Counsel


Kelly D. Wheaton
Deputy Chief Counsel, Enforcement




David Heffernan
Editor of The Air & Space Lawyer
Cozen O'Connor


G. Brent Connor
Managing Editor, The Air & Space Lawyer
Thompson Hine LLP


Drew M. Derco
Membership Co-Chair
Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC


Roy Goldberg
Membership Co-Chair
Stinson Leonard Street


Alec Bramlett
Scholarship Co-Chair


F. Scott Wilson
Scholarship Co-Chair


Tae Mae Park
Canadian Liaison


Dillon King
Technology Chair


Rayik Samara
Law Student Liaison
George Mason University


Rachel Welford
Young Lawyer Liaison
American Airlines

Forum on Air & Space Law Diversity & Inclusion Plan (2013)