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Jennifer E. Trock
Ms. Trock’s practice focuses primarily on issues relating to aviation, aerospace, and transportation. She routinely advises airports, airlines, aerospace manufacturers, travel distribution clients, and corporate entities on complex aviation-related regulatory and enforcement matters.
Ms. Trock is experienced in Part 13 and Part 16 complaints regarding compliance with Federal Aviation Act and grant assurance requirements, and has represented clients in petitions for review in the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the DC Circuit, Second Circuit, and Ninth Circuit. She routinely handles compliance and enforcement matters before DOT, FAA, and TSA.
Ms. Trock routinely advises air carrier clients on DOT foreign ownership and economic requirements and FAA requirements. Ms. Trock was a key player in helping Pillsbury’s client, Virgin America, obtain its certificate of public convenience and necessity and begin air service as a U.S. domestic carrier.
Ms. Trock has extensive experience in FAA obstruction evaluation and analysis for structures located near airports. She regularly works with airspace engineers, developers, and the FAA to develop alternative air traffic procedures and mitigation measures to address FAA-related air traffic concerns.
Ms. Trock focuses a substantial portion of her practice on aviation infrastructure-related matters, including acquisitions of FBOs and repair stations, privatization of airport facilities, and airport redevelopment projects.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Trock advised the City of Chicago on numerous regulatory matters, including airport security regulations, noise compatibility issues, airport grant assurances, passenger facility charge eligibility, competition issues, and compliance with disadvantaged business enterprise regulations. Her substantial airport experience has carried over to her practice at Pillsbury where she continues to advise large, medium, and small airports on a variety of regulatory matters.
- Chambers USA, Aviation Regulatory—National (2007-2012)
- Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2013)
- Value Add Award Deal of the Year, Windfarm Project Financing, Infrastructure Journal (2010)
- Washington's Up and Coming Partner, Aviation, Washingtonian (2009)
U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit