Jennifer Trock is a partner in Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group and Global Aviation Group in Washington, DC. She co-leads the Firm’s unmanned aerial systems focus team and chairs the ABA’s Forum Air & Space Law’s Drone committee.
Jennifer has been recognized by Chambers USA, Aviation Regulatory – National (2007-2018) and has also received honors from Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, Infrastructure Journal and The Washingtonian.
Jennifer routinely advises domestic and foreign airlines, airports, aerospace manufacturers, travel distribution clients, and corporate entities on complex aviation-related regulatory, aviation safety, litigation, enforcement, commercial and financing matters. She has also handled all types of aviation-related regulatory issues, including matters before the US DOT, FAA, TSA, NTSB and PHMSA.
Jennifer has extensive experience in foreign and domestic airline licensing, airline restructuring and citizenship requirements, airline route proceedings, appellant matters, international aviation (including bilateral air service agreements), public-private partnerships (including for US airports and infrastructure), corporate aviation, airport grant assurance and compliance, travel distribution and global distribution systems, rulemakings, M&A transactions, Part 77 obstruction evaluation, aviation safety and accident investigations.
Representative Legal Matters
Prior to joining the Firm, Jennifer handled the following matters:
- Represents clients in connection with public-private partnership initiatives at major airports in the US.
- Represented Aerostar, the winning bidder in the privatization of the Luis Munoz Marin International Airport — the first major US airport to successfully go through the FAA’s Airport Privatization Program.
- Advised UAS clients on an array of regulatory and commercial matters, including commercial and recreational use of UAS, Part 107, non-standard operations of sUAS and large UAS, testing and experimental certification matters before the FAA, and in connection with public aircraft operations.
- Served as outside counsel to Japanese battery manufacturer GS Yuasa regarding FAA, NTSB and JTSB investigations, claims and other matters arising out of Boeing 787 Dreamliner incidents and grounding.
- Represented foreign and domestic airlines in aviation regulatory matters, including licensing, route proceedings, antitrust applications, certification, enforcement, compliance, restructuring and corporate matters.
- Counseled real estate and energy clients on FAA Part 77 obstruction evaluation requirements for development near airports.
- Represented charter operators and Part 380 charters in an array of FAA and DOT matters.
- Represented aircraft lessors in FAA regulatory matters.
- Advised corporations and private individuals on corporate flight departments, Part 91 operations, time-share agreements and executive use policies for corporate aircrafts.
- Represented online travel agents, ticket distributors and global distribution systems in a variety of regulatory and enforcement matters.
- Recognized, Chambers USA, Aviation Regulatory – National, 2007–2016
- Received honors from Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, Infrastructure Journal and The Washingtonian.
- Member of firm team named to the Financial Times' "U.S. Innovative Lawyers" list following the groundbreaking completion of the first large-scale U.S. airport privatization.
Professional Associations and Memberships
- ABA Forum on Air and Space Law - Executive Committee Member, Forum Sponsorship Liaison, Drone Committee Chair
- International Aviation Womens Association - Member
- Royal Aeronautical Society - Member
- AUVSI - Member
- International Aviation Club - Member
- District of Columbia~United States (2003)
- Illinois~United States (1998)
- University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D.) (1998)
- Wheaton College (B.S. cum laude) (1995)