Jeffrey J. Ellis is a partner with Clyde & Co U.S. in New York. He focuses his practice on aviation, insurance, products liability, commercial, litigation and appellate matters.
Ellis represents airline carriers in connection with the various liability and regulatory issues confronting the aviation industry on both the domestic and international fronts. In this regard, he consults with airlines, manufacturers, insurers and industry groups to analyze the legal and regulatory implications of issues related to the federal and international preemption of aviation safety and security standards, code share and alliance relationships, connecting carrier relationships, the Montreal/Warsaw system, the Chicago Convention and regulation of drones.
Ellis represented the interests of United Airlines in the litigation arising from the 9/11 terrorist attacks. He also represented the interests of Delta Air Lines in the Swissair/Delta Flight 111 crash, Continental Airlines in the Air France Concorde crash, Delta/Northwest in the litigation arising out of the “underwear bomber” incident, GAMA in product preemption litigation and CTA and AUVSI in drone preemption litigation.