Wiley Rein Welcomes Three New Partners To Several Practice Groups

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 - 00:00

Three new partners have joined Wiley Rein in its Communications, Food & Drug and Product Safety and Aviation Practices.

Former Ambassador David A. Gross, the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy, joined the firm in its Communications Practice. A foremost expert on international telecommunications, Ambassador Gross comes to the firm after serving for nearly eight years as the senior United States government official responsible for representing the United States on global telecommunications issues.

Veteran Food & Drug attorney James N. Czaban joined the firm in its Food & Drug and Product Safety Practice. Mr. Czaban has extensive experience handling legal, regulatory and policy matters for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, food, medical device and life sciences clients.

Aviation expert Alan N. Hernandez, who represents and advises U.S. and non-U.S. airlines, MROs and aircraft owners, sellers, purchasers, lessors and lessees in a broad range of transactions and matters involving aircraft, aircraft engines, aircraft parts, aircraft fractional interests, and airline and flight department operations, has joined the firm's Aviation Practice.

The George Washington University's Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM) and the National Association of Business Political Action Committees (NABPAC) have announced that the 2008-2009 Jan Baran PAC Management Scholarship has been awarded to Ms. Tiffany Waddell, a student in the school's Political Action Committee Graduate Certificate Program.

Wiley Rein partner H. Jason Gold, the court-authorized liquidating trustee for the bankruptcy estate of Dornier Aviation (North America), Inc. (DANA), has announced that the bankruptcy court has approved a full and final settlement of all litigation and disputes with Hainan Airlines, a major international airline based in China. Hainan has paid the trustee $14,950,000 in consideration of the settlement and Mr. Gold is now moving to dismiss all legal actions filed against Hainan. The trustee had brought suit back in December 2003 and final judgment was obtained in August of last year to recover unpaid accounts. U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven S. Mitchell presided over the case.