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Charles J. Simpson, Jr.

Phone: (202) 973-7926

Charles Simpson joined Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger in 1979 and has been a partner in the firm since 1985. Mr. 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. Mr. Simpson's clients include entities from Latin America, Europe and Asia, as well as the United States.  Mr. Simpson has advised multiple foreign airlines regarding the negotiation and development of open skies air services agreements with the United States and has been directly involved in obtaining U.S. antitrust immunity for international airline alliances.  Mr. Simpson has also represented a major foreign airline in connection with a U.S. Government antitrust investigation and in connection with private class action litigation alleging antitrust violations by airlines.

Mr. Simpson is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court.

 Mr. Simpson is the past President of the International Aviation Club and was a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce. He regularly publishes articles and speaks on legal and policy issues affecting the aviation industry.


  • Tufts University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1974)
  • Georgetown University (J.D., 1979)
  • Honors: Lead Articles Editor, Law & Policy in International Business


  • District of Columbia

Selected Speeches and Publications

Washington Trends, Address to the AITAL Latin American Airline Leaders Forum, Miami, Florida (December 2005).

Guest Editorial: Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transportation, AVNEWS (February 2001).

Bilateral and Aeropolitical Developments, Address to the Central Europe/U.S. Aviation Infrastructure and Safety Security Conference, Vienna, Austria (November 11, 1998). (PDF version - 43kb)

U.S.-Central/Eastern Europe/Russia Bilateral Relations, Address to the Central/Eastern Europe/CIS/U.S. Aviation Infrastructure and Safety Security Conference, Budapest, Hungary (October 22, 1997).

U.S.-Latin America Bilateral Relations, Address to the Latin America-U.S. Infrastructure and Safety Conference, San Jose, Costa Rica (August 26, 1997). (PDF version - 30kb)

La Politica Aerea de los Estados Unidos de America, AITAL BOLETIN INFORMATIVO, Nov. 1992.

Reflexiones a proposito de la controversia entre Chile y los Estados Unidos sobre los servios aereos, AITAL BOLETIN INFORMATIVO, March 1994.

U.S. International Aviation Relations, Address to the General Assembly of the Asociacion Internacional de Transporte Aereo Latinoamericano (AITAL), Montevideo, Uruguay (June 6, 1992). (PDF version - 50kb)