Marshall S. Turner

Partner, New York

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Marshall S. Turner

Marshall concentrates his practice on product liability, aerospace litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Euromoney’s Guide to the “World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers” and “World’s Leading Product Liability Lawyers” and the “Presidential Who’s Who” have honorably listed Marshall. He was highly recommended for his work by The Legal 500 United States when Condon & Forsyth was selected as one of the top aviation law firms for 2011 and 2014.  Marshall is described in The Legal 500 United States (2014) as having “expertise representing manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of military products in aviation-related litigation.”  He is also listed as Leading Aviation Attorney by Aviation Expert Guides 2017 and in Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2015.

Experience

Marshall has extensive experience as lead counsel defending a variety of clients in product liability litigation, including aircraft and large ship manufacturers, military contractors, power plants and asbestos related claims.  He has a successful appellate practice and has made extensive use of alternative dispute resolution in matters involving contracts, aircraft accidents, corporate financing and secured transactions. Marshall has guided aircraft and component manufacturers through the maze of domestic and foreign certification requirements.  His aviation transactional and financing experience spans four decades and covers the gamut from small general aviation airplanes to windmill farms, large power plants and container ships. In the past year alone, Marshall has scored major victories for his clients by obtaining summary judgment dismissals for: a general aviation aircraft manufacturer (SDNY, 2d Cir.); an international airline (SDNY); and a major ship manufacturer (SDNY).

Marshall has lectured at aviation, transportation, insurance and environmental seminars and has been a faculty member at the National Trial Academy of the American Bar Association. He has published numerous articles on various aspects of product liability law, aviation, insurance, trial technique and climate change law and policy.

He is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Member, Aeronautical Committee), the New York State Bar Association, the American Bar Association (Chair, Commercial Transportation Litigation Committee; Vice-Chair, International Law Committee; Member, Steering Committee – Tort and Trial Practice), the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, the Transportation Lawyers Association (Chair, Aviation Committee) and has been a NGO delegate to the United Nations Framework conference on Climate Change.

Published Works and Presentations

The 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization: Regulation (from 2020) of Aviation Emissions – Part II: The ICAO Decision.” Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy.  Newsletter published jointly by Condon & Forsyth LLP and Hodgkinson.Johnston Pty Ltd. (November 2016).

The 39th Assembly of the International Civil Aviation Organization: Regulation (from 2020) of Aviation Emissions.” Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy.  Newsletter published jointly by Condon & Forsyth LLP and Hodgkinson.Johnston Pty Ltd. (September 2016).

Speaker, “Global Climate Change – Air and Sea.”  Association for Transportation Law Professionals 87th Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA (June 19-21, 2016).

“Airlines and Climate Change: The Aviation Industry’s Emissions Problem.” Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy.  Newsletter published jointly by Condon & Forsyth LLP and Hodgkinson.Johnston Pty Ltd. (November 2015).

“Airlines and Climate Change: The Aviation Emissions Problem.” Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy.  Newsletter published jointly by Condon & Forsyth LLP and Hodgkinson.Johnston Pty Ltd. (December 2014).

Co-Editor and Co-Author, Aviation column of Highlights magazine, Association for Transportation Law Professionals (numerous articles on aviation law and transportation security, 2005-present).

Contributor, The Liability Reporter, published jointly by IATA and Condon & Forsyth LLP. (15th ed., February 2012).

International Approaches to Disaster Preparedness and Response. Chairman, ABA TIPS International Law Committee, Webinar (September 2011).

“Tinkering at the Edges”: The UNFCCC, ICAO and the Struggle to Address the Aviation Emissions Problem. Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (March 2011).

Contributor, The Liability Reporter, published jointly by IATA and Condon & Forsyth LLP. (14th ed., February 2011).

Climate Change and the Issues Facing the Insurance Industry. Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (November 2010).

Aviation and the Environment. Speaker at the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Legal Symposium, Lisbon, Portugal (March 1-2, 2010).

Contributor, The Liability Reporter, published jointly by IATA and Condon & Forsyth LLP. (13th ed., February 2010).

Plans to Limit and Reduce Carbon Emissions. Speaker at the Aero Engine Cost Management Conference, Hollywood Beach, Florida (February 9-10, 2010).

The Current State of Affairs Addressing Climate Change: Negotiating a New Global Climate Treaty. Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (January 2010).

Aviation and Climate Change – Climate Change Law and Policy in Australia. Online (LexisNexis, 2009). Chapter author.

Prohibition of Discrimination Against Air Passengers with Disabilities – Provision of Wheelchair Service. Aviation Highlights, Association of Transportation Law Professionals (November/December 2009).

A Global Sectoral Approach for Aviation: “Visionary and Innovative Thinking”? Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (November 2009).

The Implications of Climate Change for Aviation Insurance. Speaker at the McGill Institute of Air & Space, Montreal, QC, Canada (October 2009).

Legislative & Regulatory Overview on Transportation and the Environment. Speaker at the Association of Transportation Law Professionals, 80th Annual Meeting, Denver, Colorado (June 28, 2009).

Deadlines and Mandatory Reporting Requirements for Aircraft Operators Under the EU ETS. Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (June 2009).

Aviation Included in Australia’s Emissions Trading Scheme From 2010. Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (February 2009).

Emissions Trading: Legislative & Regulatory Overview On Aviation & The Environment: The U.S. Perspective. Speaker at the Aviation, The Environment & Emissions Trading Conference, Brussels, Belgium (November 19-20, 2008).

The EU ETS and the Aviation Industry: A Swirling Controversy and the International Debate. Editor, Aviation and Climate Change – Law & Policy. Condon & Forsyth LLP newsletter (September 2008).

Computer Animation and Demonstrative Evidence: Ways to Meet and Beat Challenges to Them. Speaker at Transportation Lawyers’ Association Annual Conference (April 2002).

Electronic Data Animation: Admissibility. Speaker at the Forensic Techniques Annual Conference. Lloyd’s of London (October 2000).

Product Liability Tort Reform. Speaker at the Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, 19th Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia (October 2000).

Authenticity and Admissibility of Digital Data. Speaker at the Lloyd’s of London Conference (October 1999).

Defending Product Liability Claims: The Defense View. 13 Air & Space Lawyer 6,7 (Winter 1999).

(Co-author) Supreme Court to Decide Whether Daubert Should Apply to “Non-Scientific” Expert Testimony. 3:3 The Alert (September 1998).

The Manufacturer’s Duty to Warn. 7:7 The Alert (June 1997).

GARA and Aviation Product Liability Tort Reform: Raising New Issues in Aviation Product Liability. Speaker at the ABA Aviation Liability in the 21st Century Seminar, Washington D.C. (1996).

Discovery Abuse Sanctions. Speaker at Embry-Riddle’s Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium, Daytona Beach, Florida (1993).

Technology in the Courtroom: Preparing for the 21st Century. (co-author Katherine B. Posner) New York Law Journal (October 12, 1993).

Interactive Animations are Wave of the Future. (coauthor) New York Law Journal (February 16, 1993).