The Airports Council International – North America (ACI-NA) Legal Affairs Committee recently voted to appoint firm attorney Steven Osit as the ACI-NA Associate Member representative to its Steering Group. Steven will serve a one-year term on the Steering Group, beginning January 1, 2019.
The Steering Group for the ACI-NA Legal Affairs Committee is made up of ACI-NA Member legal representatives who plan the annual Spring and Fall Legal Conferences for ACI-NA. These conferences update airport lawyers throughout North America on the most pressing legal, regulatory, and litigation issues facing airports. In addition, the Steering Group members review and edit briefs and comment on regulations and legislation for ACI-NA; address and provide guidance for specific legal issues raised by individual ACI-NA Members and Committee members; assist ACI-NA in briefings before Congress and administrative agencies of the federal government; and participate in agency focus groups.
The Committee also provides airport attorneys with a forum to share information about new developments in case law, statutes, and regulations affecting airports. They also monitor pending airport litigation. Through its Steering Group, recommendations are made to the ACI-NA Board and Executive Committee regarding requests that ACI-NA file “friend of the court” briefs at the appellate stage of cases in federal and state court, where those cases are likely to have significant implications for U.S. airports.