Jol Silversmith's practice principally involves advising airlines, other aviation-related businesses, trade associations, and governmental entities on such issues as government regulation (e.g., DOT and FAA), international bilateral relations, airport issues, litigation, antitrust, intellectual property, and government affairs.
Prior to joining the Firm in 1999, Mr. Silversmith served as a law clerk to the Justices of the Superior Court of Massachusetts.
Mr. Silversmith serves as a Director and the Secretary of the Greater Washington Business Aviation Association and is a member of the National Business Aviation Association's (NBAA) Access Committee. In May 2013, he was a recipient of the NBAA Silk Scarf Award, recognizing his contributions to the business aviation community.
IRS Issues Guidance on Air Transportation Excise Taxes, 2019 (Aug. 2019)
DOT Enforcement of its Prohibitions on Unfair and Deceptive Practices, 2018 (June 2019)
Transportation Antitrust Cases: 2018, Transportation Lawyer (April 2019)
DOT's Disability Regulations and Carrier Compliance (April 2019)
DOT Rules on Fare Advertising (Feb. 2019)
FAA Enforcement of Airport Improvement Program Grant Assurances, 2018 (Feb. 2019)
Transportation Antitrust Cases: 2017, Transportation Lawyer (April 2018)
"It, Being Dead, Yet Speaketh": The Recodification of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, Air & Space Lawyer (April 2016)
You Can’t Regulate This: State Regulation of the Private Use of Unmanned Aircraft, Air & Space Lawyer (Dec. 2013)
The Long Arm of the DOT: The Regulation of Foreign Air Carriers Beyond US Borders, Air and Space Law (April 2013)
Federal Preemption over Air Carrier Prices, Routes, and Services - Recent Developments, Air & Space Lawyer (Jan. 2012)