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Hogan Lovells US LLP
United States

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For more than two decades, Patrick Rizzi has represented and advised clients on aviation-related U.S. legal, regulatory, policy, transactional, and litigation issues. Pat has deep experience advising passenger and cargo airlines, airports, infrastructure companies, on-demand air taxi operators, operators and manufacturers of unmanned aircraft systems, aerospace manufacturers, investment firms, repair stations, and technology companies in these areas. Pat regularly represents clients before the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration, and other government agencies.




Georgetown University, B.S.B.A., magna cum laude

New York University School of Law, J.D. (Law Review, Morton Geller Award)

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United States > Industry focus > Transport: aviation and air travel - litigation and regulation

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Hogan Lovells US LLP‘s Washington DC office houses several aviation specialists, who act across a range of areas and consistently demonstrate ‘extraordinary industry experience‘. In addition to its traditional aviation practices, the department assists with cutting-edge transportation work, such as the development of commercially viable hydrogen-powered aircraft. In other highlights, the team recently advised on COVID-19 flight cancellations, refunds, and consumer protection matters, as well as regulatory issues. Heading the global aviation practice, senior counsel Robert Cohn‘s client base includes US and foreign airlines, low-cost airlines, financial institutions, and airport and infrastructure developers. Lisa Ellman plays a leadership role in the un-crewed aircraft systems and drones sectors. Also integral to the team are counsel Patrick Rizzi, who has extensive aviation law experience and regularly represents clients before the US DOT and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); and senior counsel Ted Ellett, who advises aviation industry clients on business, legislative, FAA and US DOT regulatory matters. Arjun Garg joined in 2021 as partner from the FAA, where he was Chief Counsel, while senior associate Matthew Clark is a regulatory specialist.