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Slone Isselhard

Associate

Denver Office
C 847.602.6022

Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2007
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, The College of Wooster, 2002

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois

Slone Isselhard

Slone Isselhard represents airport operators, municipalities, and private businesses in the aviation industry on aviation, environmental, regulatory, and contractual matters as a key member of Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell’s Airports practice group.

Slone offers clients inside industry experience, having served as the Assistant Corporation Counsel Supervisor for the City of Chicago, Department of Law, Aviation, Environmental, Regulatory, and Contracts Division.

At the City of Chicago, Slone advised and represented the City on legal matters involving O’Hare and Midway International Airports, including compliance issues with Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations. She also drafted and revised City ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures for both O’Hare and Midway.

Slone began her career as a litigator at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP, where she volunteered extensively on pro bono matters, including the Snyder v. Phelps case, in which she co-authored an amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States on behalf of Scholars of the First Amendment.

Representative Experience

  • Advised on compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Justice (DOJ) regulations.
  • Drafted, amended, and revised City ordinances, rules, regulations, policies, and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for O’Hare and Midway International Airports including Airport I.D. Badge Rules and Regulations, First Amendment Rules, and Ground Motor Vehicle Regulations.
  • Counseled on compliance with AIP grant assurances and FAA revenue use regulations.
  • Drafted, revised, and negotiated all forms of contracts for the airports including building leases, concessions agreements, airline reimbursement agreements, rights of entry, facilities agreements, use agreements, license agreements, and various procurement agreements (RFPs, RFQs, PSAs relating to the O’Hare 21 terminal area plan).
  • Drafted and negotiated agreements with utility and telecommunications companies operating on airport property/serving the airports.

Professional and Civic Activities / Awards

  • Appointed Panelist, ACRP Division of Transportation Research Board, National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for Peer to Peer Car Sharing at Airports Panel
  • Vice President, City of Chicago Law Department's Committee on Inclusion and Diversity and Member of Training Subcommittee
  • Member, LGTBQ+ Bar Association of Chicago (LAGBAC)
  • Member, Chicago Bar Association LGBTQ Comittee
  • Law Review, Bluhm, Legal Clinnic, Center on Wrongful Convinctions (2007)

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Education

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law, 2007
B.A., Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, The College of Wooster, 2002

Bar and Court Admissions

Illinois