Stephen R. Stegich

Partner, New York

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Stephen R. Stegich

Steve concentrates his practice in aviation related product liability and commercial litigation and insurance.

Steve has concentrated on products liability litigation and insurance coverage issues for several of the firm’s manufacturing and insurance clients and has represented various aviation manufacturers in complex U.S. litigation. Steve is a rated commercial pilot with instrument rating and was a decorated combat helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He has lectured in the U.S., Europe and South America on product liability prevention issues and accident investigation.

He is a member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, the New York State and American Bar Associations, the Federal Bar Counsel, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Defense Research Institute, the Aviation Product Liability Subcommittee, the American Helicopter Society, the International Helicopter Society and the National Aeronautical Association.

He was highly recommended for his work as a leader in the firm’s insurance coverage, product liability, and aviation practices by Legal 500. Steve was honorably mentioned in The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and is also listed as Leading Aviation Attorney by Aviation Expert Guides 2016.  In Who’s Who Legal: Aviation 2014, Steve was recognized as a “formidable litigator” and in Who’s Who Legal: Transport 2015, Steve was named as “an acclaimed practitioner with expertise in aviation insurance and product liability.”

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).

“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).

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

Developing trends in major airline accident litigation in the United States. Aviation Law Committee Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division (v.14, no.1, June 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).

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

Co-Author, A Spanish Court Applies U.S. Law to Determine Liability and Damages Following Forum Non Conveniens Dismissal from the United States: Is the Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937 – DHL Airways Flight 611 Mid-Air Collision Decision a Game-Changer? IADC, Aviation and Space Law Committee Newsletter (May 2010).

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

Bashkirian Airlines Flight 2937-DHL Airways Flight 611 Mid-Air Collision: A Spanish Court Applies U.S. Law to Determine Liability and Damages – A Paradigm Shift as to Forum Non Conveniens or Much Ado About Nothing? Condon & Forsyth LLP Client Newsletter (Special Edition Spring 2010)

Risk Allocation Under AVN 67B and Customer Support Agreements: Fasten Your Seatbelt. Condon & Forsyth LLP Newsletter (Spring 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.

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

Navigating Through the Current Chaos and Complexity of Choice of Law, Including in Foreign Crashes/Incidents. American Conference Institute’s Aviation Litigation Forum (June 24, 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).

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).

49 U.S.C. 44112(B): Limits on the Liability of Aircraft Owners and Lessors. Condon & Forsyth LLP Newsletter (Spring 2008).

Speaker, 16th Annual Aero-Engine Cost Management Conference in San Antonio, Texas on February 7, 2008. Steve discussed the issues of global warming in relation to aviation and the repercussions on International Air Travel from the implementation of the EU-ETS.

Speaker, 3rd Annual European Airline Engineering and Maintenance Conference, Zurich, Switzerland (February 21- 22, 2007). Steve spoke on Aircraft Maintenance and its Legal Implications.

Speaker, 2010 EADS-CASA/Airbus Military Joint International Course in Accident Investigation, Prevention and Product Liability. (November 29-December 1, 2010)

Speaker, 2012 EADS-CASA/Airbus Military Joint International Course in Accident Investigation, Prevention and Product Liability. (December 17-19, 2012)