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Chair: Kenneth Quinn - Partner, Pillsbury LLP & General Counsel, Flight Safety Foundation

Speakers:
David Grizzle
- Acting Deputy Administrator and Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Autority (FAA) - Presentation Grizzle [.ppt]
Roderick van Dam - Head of Legal Service, EUROCONTROL - Presentation van Dam [.ppt]
Frank Manuhutu - Chief Legal Advisor, European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) - Presentation Manuhutu [.ppt]
Paul McCarthy - Representative of the International Federation of the Ail Line Pilots' Association (IFALPA) to ICAO
John Samiotis - Partner, Clyde & Co LLP
Bill Voss - CEO, Flight Safety Foundation



Kenneth Quinn

Mr. Quinn is co-leader of Pillsbury's top-ranked aviation practice. For the fourth year in a row, the Chambers USA 2010 Guide again singled out Mr. Quinn for praise and ranked Pillsbury's aviation practice as "National, Tier 1." He represents airlines, aerospace companies, airports, security companies, on-line travel companies, global distribution systems, banks, private equity and hedge funds, and aircraft lenders/lessors in a variety of regulatory, litigation, acquisition, antitrust, enforcement, legislative, product liability, and criminal matters.

Mr. Quinn is General Counsel of the Flight Safety Foundation, and Editor-in-Chief of The Air & Space Lawyer. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and Editor of Annals of the Air and Space Law of McGill University. He is a Director of the International Aviation Law Institute of DePaul University and Director of the International Aviation Club. He formerly served as FAA Chief Counsel and counselor to the Secretary of Transportation during the first Bush administration.

He received his B.S. in Finance from Northern Illinois University and his Juris Doctor with honors from DePaul University College of Law where he served as Editor, DePaul Law Review. Mr. Quinn serves on the Parish Pastoral Council at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C., and serves as Chairman of its Stewardship and Development Committee. Mr. Quinn lives with his wife and five children in McLean, Virginia.


Roderick D. van Dam

Roderick van Dam (LLM International Law and Air and Space Law) started his career at the Netherlands Department of Civil Aviation (RLD) where he headed the Legal and Institutional Affairs Division until 1990, when he joined ICAO as a Senior Legal Officer in the Legal Bureau. End 1995 he was appointed Head of Legal Service of the European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) in Brussels.

He has published numerous articles on Air and Space Law related subjects; inter alia, in Air and Space Law, ICAO Journal, Revue Française de Droit Aérien et Spatial and McGill Annals of Air and Space Law.

He is a guest lecturer at the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University and regularly teaches on Air and Space law subjects at number of postgraduate courses. He has been the rapporteur to the ICAO Legal Committee for the creation of the 1988 Montreal Protocol on Acts of Violence against International Aviation.

Roderick van Dam is a Member of the International Advisory Board of the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University, a Member of the Board of Editors of the Annals of Air and Space Law of McGill University and a Member of the Brussels Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

He is presently actively involved in a number of EUROCONTROL activities in the legal and institutional domain such as the regulation and provision of ATS in Europe in the context of ICAO and the EC Single European Sky legislation, ATM liabilities, Functional Airspace Blocks, Cross Border Service Provision, GNSS and Galileo and developments in the aviation safety domain such as the creation of a Just Culture concept.


Frank Manuhutu

Frank Manuhutu manages since March 2006 as chief legal adviser, the Legal Department of the European Aviation Safety Agency in Cologne, Germany.

Before that, he has been working for 8 years as Legal Coordinator and Head of the Chief Executive’s office at the Joint Aviation Authorities in Hoofddorp, Netherlands and as seconded national expert for the European Commission.

During that period he was formally employed by the Dutch Ministry of Transport where he has worked for some years in the legal service of the Directorate-General of Civil Aviation and as Policy officer in the field of international road transport and road infrastructure.

Frank Manuhutu has started his career in the Dutch Royal Navy, where he worked as lawyer and policy-adviser after having received his law-degree from the Catholic University of Tilburg in the Netherlands.


Captain Paul D. McCarthy

Captain Paul McCarthy is currently the Representative of IFALPA (International Federation of Air Line Pilot Associations) at ICAO. In this position he is responsible for executing IFALPA technical policy through the ICAO process and responding to all technical initiatives brought before ICAO. He retired in 2004 as a B- 777 Captain after 32 years of service with Delta Air Lines. He is a licensed attorney in Massachusetts and Florida and practiced in Boston for 18 years, concentrating in maritime matters. He served as a pilot with the U.S. Navy on carriers prior to Delta. He has held positions of increasing responsibility within the pilot associations culminating with service as the executive air safety chairman of ALPA International and principle officer, technical for IFALPA.


John Samiotis

John Samiotis is a partner in the London offices of Clyde & Co LLP specialising in aviation insurance liability work. Originally qualifying as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand in 1994, John became a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales in 1998. He joined the firm of Beaumont & Son in 1997 that subsequently merged with Clyde & Co in 2005.

John represents a number airlines and their insurers and has dealt with several major international aviation disasters in recent years. He advises clients on significant legislative and judicial developments in aviation law and frequently gives presentations and lectures on topical issues impacting on the industry