Author Archives: Mark Dombroff

Mark Dombroff

About: Mark Dombroff

Mark Dombroff concentrates his practice on the aviation and transportation industries, including litigation, regulatory administrative and enforcement matters, National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) investigations, airport and aircraft security, and employment issues.

Registration is Now Open for the 13th Annual Aviation Symposium!

Register Here for the 13th Annual Aviation Symposium. In our 13th annual symposium this February, we will focus on, among other things, aviation accidents, incidents and events occurring outside the United States. Issues and areas to be considered, include: ICAO Annex 13 The role of your Company The role of the NTSB and the State Department Criminalization of your accident Getting the crew out of the country . . . or not? Family assistance challenges and a whole host of issues, problems and challenges you face when flying outside the United States. The preliminary agenda is being finalized and will …

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Pipeline Companies Should Do More to Prepare for NTSB Accident Investigations

–Executives, employees and contractors should know the specifics of federal agency’s process, caution LeClairRyan attorneys; Massachusetts explosions highlight NTSB’s role in oil and gas sector. The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) is well known for its sleuthing on plane crashes. However, oil and gas executives often need better education about how the agency tackles one of its other responsibilities—investigating pipeline accidents, advise veteran attorneys with the national law firm LeClairRyan. The catastrophic gas explosions that destroyed dozens of homes in Massachusetts this month have called attention to the NTSB’s role in investigating such incidents, noted Mark A. Dombroff, an Alexandria-based …

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LeClairRyan is Pleased to Announce that James E. Mackler has Joined the Firm

James E. Mackler has joined LeClairRyan as senior counsel on the firm’s aviation and corporate services teams. He practices in Nashville. James focuses his practice on advising businesses, governments, and investors on the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). He works with clients on various regulatory, compliance, and litigation elements of UAS usage (“drone law”) across a variety of applications including hospitality, real estate, insurance, construction, security, video production, energy, manufacturing, and surveying. Previously, James served eight years of active duty in the U.S. Army. After spending seven years developing a successful private legal practice in Colorado, James was inspired …

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Thank You For Attending the Corporate Aviation Accidents Webinar

Thank you for your continued support and attendance of our Aviation Symposium Webinar Series. During this webinar, LeClairRyan Partner Christa Hinckley and I discussed emergency planning, accident investigation process, tabletop drills and training exercises human resource issues – if the worst should happen. If you happened to miss this webinar and would like to view/listen to the Presentation you can find it here. Please be on the look out for our next Webinar on Part 107 Waivers  next month!

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The Aviation Symposium Webinar Series Presents: Corporate Aviation Accidents

“Breaking News….A corporate jet is reported to have crashed taking the lives of all seven on board. More details as we learn them.” Whether your corporation owns, operates or leases aircrafts, an aircraft accident is a nightmare for any company. Compounded by the fact that the passengers are frequently, if not almost always, employees, including senior management, the loss of a corporate aircraft has profound impacts that go well beyond the event itself. During this webinar, members of the LeClairRyan Aviation team will discuss: Emergency planning Tabletop drills and training exercises Human resource issues – if the worst happens The …

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Thank You for Listening In…

Yesterday, we hosted another addition to our Aviation Symposium Series: Aviation and the Safety Act. There was a great showing of interest and hope that all attendees were able to something new. If you happened to miss it and want to hear about the topics covered, you can follow this link for the recording. And as always, everything can be found on our Aviation Symposium App. If you have any questions, please contact kristina.repko@leclairryan.com.

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Beyond Dexter the Peacock

When United Airlines barred a woman from bringing “Dexter the emotional support peacock” on a flight from Newark to Los Angeles earlier this year, the story made national news and went viral on social media. It is easy to understand why. The account, replete with a picture of the iridescent bird perched atop a luggage cart at the gate, was whimsical and mildly outrageous. It also coincided with the news that both United and Delta had tightened their policies on emotional support animals. Various outlets reported that the airlines, having patiently endured people bringing the likes of pigs, monkeys, snakes, …

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Thank You for Joining Our Webinar on Social Media and Aviation

In this edition of the Aviation Webinar Series, Morgan Campbell and I discussed the risks, rewards, upsides, and downsides of social media and how it is affecting the aviation industry. If you missed this session, the entire recording can be found here and a copy of the slide deck can be found on our Aviation Symposium App. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact kristina.repko@leclairryan.com.

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The Aviation Symposium Webinar Series Presents:

Social Media and the Aviation Industry: Moving at the Speed of Light! In this unique edition of the of the Aviation Symposium Webinar Series, the Aviation team focuses on the risks, rewards, upsides, and downsides of social media and how it is affecting the aviation industry. 

#Goodjobs and #Airportfails: U.S. Airports are Getting Their Wings on Smart Use of Social Media

When the power failed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport this past December, the response by the world’s busiest airport included a relatively new tactic for airports — talking about it on Twitter. Hartsfield’s communications team used the social media platform to convey information that made a real difference for frustrated travelers. The tweets included a list of hotels that still had available rooms (some for free for those who were stranded), real-time updates from the FAA, Georgia Power, Delta Airlines and the mayor, and even an uplifting article detailing acts of heroism carried out by everyday folks during the outage. …

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