Adam Gerchick

Adam Gerchick concentrates his practice on representing airports in litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters.  He has handled both federal and state-level cases and has experience with regulatory matters involving the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Acquisition Regulation, the Department of Defense, and Housing and Urban Development grant programs.

Adam also has substantial experience in the aviation industry from prior to law school.  Adam worked in the Washington offices of a major airline and an aviation trade association. As a law student, he worked for a major aerospace contractor, advising senior counsel on federal regulatory matters, intellectual property agreements, and the development of a manufacturing base at a Part 139 airport.

Representative Experience

As an associate with the firm, Adam has:

  • Represented an airport authority in a Part 16 proceeding brought by a helicopter operator alleging unjust discrimination in the terms of its access to the airport.
  • Advised the sponsor of a medium hub airport on federal regulatory matters pertaining to the administration of its fuel farm agreement.
  • Drafted minimum standards for commercial aeronautical activities and an air carrier operating agreement for the sponsor of a multi-airport system.
  • Advised a sponsor regarding compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act in developing new terminal facilities.

Prior to joining the firm, Adam:

  • Advised aerospace contractor on a regulatory dispute with the Department of Defense, helping the contractor to resolve the disagreement favorably without litigation
  • Assisted in representation of a client with respect to transactional and incentives agreements concerning establishment of a fighter-jet manufacturing facility
  • Drafted and negotiated provisions of federal defense subcontracts
  • Drafted congressional testimony with respect to efforts to reduce aviation’s environmental impact
  • Assisted government-affairs executives with respect to a major airline merger

Professional and Civic Activities

  • Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2020
B.A., cum laude, Amherst College, 2013

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia