Condon & Forsyth LLP Partners Named to 2014 International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers

(January 2014) – Thirteen Condon & Forsyth LLP partners have been named to The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers, 2014.  With “highly regarded” listings earned, Condon & Forsyth LLP was described as “a key player in the contentious aviation market.” Accolades to partners in the firm’s New York and Los Angeles office include:

  • Noted as a “highly regarded individual” who “specializes in complex aviation litigation” and “renowned for his world-class skills” is Desmond Barry, Jr. – Managing Partner for the New York office and current lead counsel for American Airlines in litigation arising from the September 11 terrorist attacks
  • Frank Silane, who manages the firm’s Los Angeles office, and has more than 40 years’ litigation experience representing “aerospace insurers, airlines and aircraft manufacturers” was said to inspire “a huge amount of confidence” among peers and clients
  • Scott Cunningham, also of the Los Angeles offices, was described as “a fantastic defense lawyer with experience in several major air disaster cases”
  • New York partners Michael Holland and Stephen Stegich were both honorably considered “formidable litigators who have been involved in major cases in recent times”
  • Katherine Posner was “recognized for her contentious and finance work” and also noted for her “excellent mediation and dispute resolution techniques”
  • Marshall Turner, who “concentrates his practice on product liability,” was noted as “a first choice lead counsel” for related product liability litigation
  • Both Christopher R. Christensen and Anthony Battista, who represent air carriers and their employees in government enforcement  proceedings, were recognized as having “astounding technical knowledge” –  Christopher Christensen was noted for his work surrounding the American Airlines Flight 587 accident in November 2001
  • Partners Richard Lazenby, Bartholomew Banino, David Harrington and Jonathan DeMay also were listed

Who’s Who Legal highlights international leaders in 35 practice areas of business law through client and peer recommendations and referrals. This year, Condon & Forsyth’s partners ranked among the top tier of international experts named in the field of aviation law.