The Workshop Speakers are Mark Atwood (Member, Cozen O’Connor), Jamie Baldwin (Lecturer, Author and Consultant on Air Transportation, Adjunct Instructor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University), Don Kenny (Senior Vice President, Falcon Insurance Agency), and Thomas J. Whalen (Attorney at Law, Former Delegate, Cape Town Convention).
Following the success of the previous workshops in London, Washington DC and Dubai, this event is hosted by Cozen O'Connor and it will cover the following themes: Introduction to Aircraft Leasing, Contract Law Refresher, Operating Leases (“Dry”), Cape Town Convention, Aircraft, Crew, Maintenance & Insurance (“WET”) Leases, and Aviation Insurance.
Mark Atwood is a member of Cozen O’Connor, focusing on legal issues affecting the aviation and aeronautics industries. He represents a variety of clients, including U.S. and foreign airlines, airports, leasing companies, brokers, aerospace manufacturers, repair stations, and airline investors before the courts, regulatory agencies, and Congress. He also counsels U.S. clients in their regulatory affairs before foreign governments, advises airlines in financial structuring, and represents parties to aircraft acquisition transactions.
Jamie Baldwin is an author, lecturer and consultant in air transportation and an Adjunct Instructor at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. His areas of expertise include start-up airline strategies, marketing strategies, licensing, regulatory compliance, aircraft sourcing, strategic planning, contracts and agency agreements.
Don Kenny is a senior specialist in the field of Aviation & Aerospace Insurance.
His long aviation insurance career began with 15 years as an aviation underwriter for a major US insurance company followed by 20 years as an aviation insurance broker.
His responsibilities have spanned negotiating the successful retrieval/repair of the Westar IV satellite by shuttle astronauts in November 1984 to serving major international clients such as Aviall, American Airlines, US Air, El Al, Falcon Jet, General Dynamics, Gulfstream Aerospace, Israeli Aircraft Industries, Mc Donnell Douglas, Northrop Grumman and TIMCO. He has also served major aviation financial institutions such as Babcock & Brown, BCI and Aurora Aviation Services.
Thomas Whalen focuses his practice on aviation law, representing airline liability insurers and foreign airlines in litigation and administrative proceedings before U.S. government regulatory agencies such as the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration and the Department of Homeland Security. He has had extensive experience handling the defense of governments in actions brought under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and in litigating international arbitration disputes and appeals on aviation, immigration and commercial issues.
This Legal Aviation Workshop (LAW) is organized by Aeropodium.