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We believe that every lawyer has a duty to his or her community that extends beyond normal office work.  We have always followed a policy of encouraging our lawyers to participate in such activities.  Our pro bono activities include serving as counsel to RAP, Inc., a successful non-methadone drug treatment program in the Washington area, participation in cases on behalf of the Washington Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights, and representation of clients in such areas as veterans benefits, employment discrimination, and immigration proceedings.

The firm also created and endowed the Jerrold Scoutt Prize, named in honor of one of the firm's founding partners.  The Scoutt Prize, along with a stipend, is given annually by the D.C. Bar Foundation to the outstanding legal aid lawyer in the District of Columbia.

 

Meet Our Attorneys

Charles Simpson's practice principally involves advising airlines, other aviation-related businesses and governmental bodies in such areas as government regulation (e.g., DOT and FAA), international bilateral relations, commercial and marketing transactions, litigation and antitrust.

Recent Firm Publications

Ebola, Airlines, and Denying Boarding on the Basis of Safety - David M. Endersbee and Alexander T. Simpson, 2014.

Transportation Antitrust Cases, 2013 - James A. Calderwood and Jol A. Silversmith, 2014.

Supreme Court Issues Preemption Decision in Frequent Flyer Class Action - Aviation Advisor, 2014.

Carrier Responsibilty for Responding to Consumer Complaints - David M. Endersbee and Alexander T. Simpson, 2014.

DOT Enforcement of its Prohibitions on Unfair and Deceptive Practices, 2013 - Jol A. Silversmith, 2014.

FAA Enforcement of Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances, 2013 - Jol A. Silversmith, 2014. 

You Can't Regulate This: State Regulation of the Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft  - Jol A. Silversmith, 2013.

DOT Proposes Charter Broker Regulations - Lonnie A. Pera, 2013.

DOT Charter Authorization Developments - David M. Endersbee, 2013.

The Long Arm of the DOT: The Regulation of Foreign Air Carriers Beyond US Borders - Jol A. Silversmith, 2013.

Transportation Antitrust Cases, 2012 - James A. Calderwood and Jol A. Silversmith, 2013.

DOT Enforcement of its Prohibitions on Unfair and Deceptive Practices, 2012 - Jol A. Silversmith, 2013.

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