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Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone: (202) 298-8660
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Our clients come to us for assistance with problem solving, and our approach is to develop custom-tailored strategies for each particular client. The first step in any project is an analysis of the client's needs and the development of a strategy for addressing those needs. The solution may involve a legislative strategy, it may be at the agency level, it may be operational, it may be legal, or it may be a combination of one or more approaches. After close cooperation with the client in developing the right strategy, we implement the plan designed to achieve the optimal result.
For those clients who engage us on legislative matters, we maintain close relationships with appropriate Members of the U.S. Congress (both House and Senate) and with the relevant Committee staff, and, where appropriate, we act as the "Washington office" for a client's legislative projects. The solution in a given case may be a broad, "grass roots" approach, a group effort by those with common interests, or it may be a highly focused "surgical strike." Potential solutions include the introduction of new legislation, the development and submission of appropriations requests, earmarking for special projects, report language, hearing submissions and questions, obtaining Congressional pressure on agencies with respect to specific issues and needs, and drafting and "shepherding" the passage of legislation through to completion.
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.
FAA Enforcement of Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances, 2012 - Jol A. Silversmith, 2013.
Transportation Antitrust Cases, 2011 - James A. Calderwood and Jol A. Silversmith, 2012.
IRS Issues Guidance on Applicability of Federal Excise Taxes on Aircraft Management Fees - Mark A. Ringel, James A. Harris, and Jol A. Silversmith, 2012.
FAA Reauthorization Statute Establishes New Consumer Protection Requirements for Airline Passengers - Jol A. Silversmith, 2012.
DOT Rules on Fare Advertising - Aviation Advisor, 2012.
Federal Preemption Over Air Carrier Prices, Routes, and Services – Recent Developments - Jol A. Silversmith, 2012.
DOT Enforcement of its Prohibitions on Unfair and Deceptive Practices, 2011 - Jol A. Silversmith, 2012.
FAA Enforcement of Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances, 2011 - Jol A. Silversmith, 2012.