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Edward P. Faberman
Practice Areas
Education
  • J.D., St. John's University School of Law
  • B.S., American University
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second and Fifth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Edward P. Faberman

PARTNER

202.719.7402  |  efaberman@wileyrein.com


Mr. Faberman represents aviation clients on a variety of business, legislative, and regulatory issues before the U.S. Departments of Transportation (DOT), Justice (DOJ), State (DOS), and Homeland Security (DHS)/Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Congress. He focuses on expanding opportunities for carriers, airport authorities, and communities.

Chambers USA has again ranked Mr. Faberman as one of the country’s “Leading Lawyers,” citing him as an “exceptionally well connected” (2013), “fine” (2014), and “talented lawyer” (2012) who is “well versed in just about every area related to airline competition, regulation and dealing with the FAA and TSA” (2011).  Clients have told Chambers that they “admire his creative approach” (2013) and that Mr. Faberman is “very good on policy work” (2012) and is “responsive, insightful, smart, and tough with a big personality” (2011). 


REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

  • Counsels clients, including low-fare airlines, startup carriers, charter operators, airports, news helicopter operators, and companies involved in aircraft manufacturing and repairs and airport security companies.
  • Represents U.S. and foreign carriers, airports, on-line travel companies, manufacturers, and other parties before FAA, DOT, DOS, DHS, TSA, and the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
  • Counsels various clients including a news channel in connection with use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and manufacturers regarding statutory and regulatory (FAA) requirements for operation of UAS in airspace.  Provides information on U.S. government, including FAA, actions regarding operation of UAS and works with FAA officials on approval for use of UAS in certain parts of the United States.
  • Represents various parties before the DOJ on airport access, antitrust, and merger issues.
  • Works with media companies to obtain FAA approval of facilities and towers near airports.
  • Works with news helicopter companies and radio stations on operations in restricted airspace and to cover certain events.
  • Testifies before congressional committees.
  • Assists communities in obtaining federal funds to support new airline service, for airport projects, and to increase customs service staffing.
  • Represents various parties before the Administration and Congress on pending legislation, hearings, and investigations.
  • Obtained regulatory and legislative changes that allowed carriers to initiate operations, expand operations, and to review airline consolidation.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Deputy Chief Counsel and Assistant Chief Counsel, Regulation and Enforcement, Federal Aviation Administration (1970-1988).
  • Assistant General Counsel and Vice President of Government Affairs, American Airlines (1988-1996).

AFFILIATIONS

  • Board of Governors, Aero Club of Washington (2011-2014). The Aero Club is the DC-area's leading forum for aerospace issues.  Since 1909, the Aero Club has followed its founding mission of fostering and promoting interest in the principles and development of aviation and aeronautics.
  • Executive Director, Air Carrier Association of America (ACAA).
  • Airport Council International (ACI).
  • American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE).
  • Board Member, American University Alumni Association.
  • Various FAA Review Groups including safety forum.

HONORS & AWARDS

  • Named in the Legal Media Group's Expert Guides: Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers (2014).
  • Listed by Chambers USA as one of "America's Leading Lawyers for Business" in Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory (2011-2014).
  • Honored with the Transportation Security Administration Partnership Award on behalf of low fare airlines for supporting enhanced security and customer service (2003).
  • Recipient of Presidential Award from President Reagan for managing the restructuring of the air traffic control system, airline restructuring, and airport growth during the early 1980s.
  • Received award from Federal Aviation Administration Administrator for investigating the American Airlines DC-10 accident (1979).
  • Recipient of the Ford's Theatre Society Lincoln Medal (1995).

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