Plane-ly Spoken is pleased to report that Christa Hinckley has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s aviation and transportation industry team. Her practice focuses on matters related to aviation, aviation insurance, and emergency response and crisis preparedness in the transportation industry. Christa will be resident in the firm’s Houston office.
Christa has extensive experience representing flight departments of international corporations, in addition to advising charter operators, management companies, and scheduled air carriers. She brings to her position a wealth of legal and management experience in issues affecting the aviation industry, including mergers and acquisitions, aviation treaties, regulatory compliance, aircraft and engine purchases and sales, leasing and hangaring, and risk and insurance. Earlier in her career, Christa served as the managing director of insurance and risk for American Airlines and its affiliates. In that role, she responded to four fatal accidents and the September 11 attacks. She also served as one of the initial managing directors of the airline’s customer assistance response effort, which became one of the templates for the family assistance programs developed by other commercial airlines.
We are pleased to welcome Christa to our team, and look forward to her contributions to Plane-ly Spoken!