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Jonathon H. Foglia

Phone: (202) 973-7932

Jonathon Foglia joined Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger in 2008 and his practice focuses primarily on aviation regulatory and commercial matters. Mr. Foglia advises airlines, public charter operators, ticket agents, tour operators, travel agencies, trade associations, and air charter brokers on compliance with DOT economic regulations, including licensing, registration, consumer protection and advertising matters.  He also counsels airlines, aircraft operators, fixed-based operators and shippers under the Federal Aviation Regulations, Civil Aviation Security Regulations and Hazardous Materials Regulations.  Moreover, Mr. Foglia advises clients on air traffic rights under bilateral air service agreements, multilateral treaties concerning liabilities in international air carriage, international licensing requirements and airport access matters, including securing operating authorizations.

From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Foglia was a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where he provided advice on matters relating to the formulation and implementation of national transportation policy. While at the Department, he also served in the Office of the General Counsel, in both Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings as well as Regulations and Enforcement. From 1998 through 2001, Mr. Foglia worked in the planning department of a major U.S. network airline. He has extensive knowledge of both the legal and business sides of the commercial aviation industry.  Immediately prior to joining Zuckert, Scoutt & Rasenberger Mr. Foglia practiced law with the aviation practice group of another firm in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Foglia is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia. He is also a member of the American Bar Association's Forum on Air & Space Law as well as the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS).  Mr. Foglia serves on the adjunct faculty at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C., where he teaches Aviation Law.


  • American University (B.A., cum laude, 1997)
  • Northeastern University School of Law (J.D., 2005)


  • District of Columbia

Speaking Engagements

Panelist, ALTA Aviaiton Law Americas, "Aviation in a Competitive Environment" (Mexico City, 2016).


Air Transport (United States), by Jonathon H. Foglia and Jol A. Silversmith.  Published in Getting the Deal Through: Air Transport, 2018 Edition.

Flight Paths (Aviation Regulatory & Litigation Developments Blog).

Congress Introduces Two Bills Targeting Airline Overbooking Practices by David M. Endersbee, Jonathon H. Foglia and Barbara M. Marrin, 2017.

DOT Announces a Series of Aviation Consumer Protection Initiatives by Jonathon H. Foglia and Barbara M. Marrin, 2016.

FAA Issues Small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Regulations While Congress Addresses Further UAS Safety Issues by Jonathon H. Foglia and Barbara M. Marrin, 2016.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Recent Developments by Jonathon H. Foglia and Barbara M. Marrin, 2016.

EU 261: Recent U.S. Litigation Developments by Jonathon H. Foglia and Barbara M. Marrin, 2016.

EPA Moves Closer to Regulating Aircraft Engine GHG Emissions by Jonathon H. Foglia and Alexander T. Simpson, 2015.

FAA Issues Proposed Rules for Small Drones by Jonathon H. Foglia and Malcolm L. Benge, 2015.

DOT's Enhanced Procedures for Enforcement of Hazardous Materials Transportation Law by David M. Endersbee, Jonathon H. Foglia and John E. Gillick, 2011.

DOT's Disability Regulations: Additional Compliance Issues by David M. Endersbee, Jonathon H. Foglia and Jol A. Silversmith, 2011.

DOT Issues Code-Sharing Disclosure Guidance by David M. Endersbee, Jonathon H. Foglia and Jol A. Silversmith, 2011.

FAA Moves to Overhaul Commercial Pilot Duty and Rest Requirements by Malcolm L. Benge and Jonathon H. Foglia, 2010.

New FAA Rules on Aircraft Re-Registration and Renewal by Malcolm L. Benge and Jonathon H. Foglia, 2010.

Environmental Mitigation and Aircraft Noise Abatement by John E. Gillick and Jonathon H. Foglia, 2009.

TSA Issues Interim Security Rule in Advance of 100% Cargo Screening Deadline by Lonnie Anne Pera and Jonathon H. Foglia, 2009.

Air Shipments and FAA Enforcement of the Hazardous Materials Regulations by David M. Endersbee and Jonathon H. Foglia, 2009.