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Jol A. Silversmith

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Title: Partner
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Practice Areas: Administrative Law; Antitrust; Aviation; Corporate & Business Matters; Government Contracts; Litigation & Arbitration
Education:
Harvard College (B.A., cum laude, 1994); London School of Economics (M.Sc., 1995); Harvard Law School (J.D., cum laude, 1998); Senior Editor, Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, 1997-98.
Admissions: District of Columbia; Massachusetts; Maryland
Phone: 202.973.7918

Jol Silversmith's practice principally involves advising airlines, other aviation-related businesses, and governmental entities on such issues as government regulation (e.g., DOT and FAA), international bilateral relations, airport issues, litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, and government affairs.

Prior to joining Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger in 1999, Mr. Silversmith served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts.

Mr. Silversmith is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Massachusetts Bar and the Maryland Bar. Mr. Silversmith serves as a Director and the Secretary of the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association and is a member of the National Business Aviation Association's Access Committee.  In May 2013, he was a recipient of NBAA’s Silk Scarf Award, recognizing his contributions to the business aviation community.

Recent Media Coverage:

Quoted by BuzFeed News in an article on airline baggage liability and the banning of electronic devices from the passenger cabin on certain U.S.-bound international flights (Mar. 21, 2017).

Interviewed by Atlanta-based NBC affiliate WXIA-TV for a report on airline animal incidents (Dec. 21, 2016).

Publications:

 Transportation Antitrust Cases, 2015, by James A. Calderwood and Jol A. Silversmith. Published in The Transportation Lawyer, 2016.

“It, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh”: The Recodification of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, by Jol A. Silversmith, 2016.

DOT Enforcement of its Prohibitions on Unfair and Deceptive Practices, 2015, by Jol A. Silversmith, 2016.

FAA Enforcement of Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances, 2015by Jol A. Silversmith, 2016.

Transportation Antitrust Cases, 2014, by James A. Calderwood and Jol A. Silversmith. Published in The Transportation Lawyer, 2015.

FAA Enforcement of Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances, 2014by Jol A. Silversmith, 2015.

DOT Enforcement of its Prohibitions on Unfair and Deceptive Practices, 2014, by Jol A. Silversmith, 2015.

Transportation Antitrust Cases, 2013, by James A. Calderwood and Jol A. Silversmith. Published in The Transportation Lawyer, 2014.

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

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

You Can't Regulate This: State Regulation of the Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft, by Jol A. Silversmith.  Published in Air & Space Lawyer, 2013.

The Long Arm of the DOT: The Regulation of Foreign Air Carriers Beyond US Borders, by Jol A. Silversmith.  Published in Air & Space Law, 2013.

Federal Preemption Over Air Carrier Prices, Routes, and Services – Recent Developments, by Jol A. Silversmith. Published in Air & Space Lawyer, 2012.

The Montreal Convention: Airline Liability for International Carriage by Air, by Jol A. Silversmith, 2011.

Legal Responses to Airline Passenger Misconduct by Jol A. Silversmith, 2011.

Ensuring Foreign Air Carrier Compliance: What Is Cabotage? by David M. Endersbee and Jol A. Silversmith, 2011.

“The Dog That Did Nothing”: The Curious Incident of DOT’s Animal Incident Reporting Requirements, by Jol Silversmith. Published in TransLaw, Summer 2006.

 
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