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2023 ALA Washington, DC Conference

  • 1 Nov 2023
  • 7:00 PM
  • 3 Nov 2023
  • 4:15 PM
  • Hilton Washington DC National Mall The Wharf
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  • Open to Current Members of ALA and Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association (LPBA)

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CLE CREDITS: 12 hours for 60 minute states

1 hour Ethics, 1 hour Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The 2023 ALA Conference will return to our nation's capital from November 1st to 3rd.  The conference will take place at the Hilton Washington DC National Mall, The Wharf, conveniently located in L'Enfant Plaza, near the National Mall, the Smithsonian Museums, the U.S. Capitol and the White House.  Reserving your room at the Hilton now will not only ensure that you are situated at the conference venue, but also that can conveniently explore these sights.

Photo of DC Wharf

The 2023 Gala Diner will be held on Thursday, November 2, 2023 at the newly renovated Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum. The dinner will take place among our nation's storied aviation history and will include the presentation of the 2023 Joseph T. Nall Award as its highlight.  The event is sure to be an exciting evening.

***Registrations made after October 25th will no longer include attendance at the Gala Dinner.


Jorge L. D. Albelo

Embry Riddle

Ben Allen
Holland & Knight

Paul Alp
Jenner & Block

Mark Atwood
Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach

Michael Bauer

Jessica Brightman

Judge V. Stuart Couch

John DeLisi

Mark Dombroff
Fox Rothschild

Mike Dworkin
Avialex Law Group

Judge Darrell L. Fun

Penny Giovanetti, MD

Jeff Guzzetti
Guzzetti Aviation Risk Discovery

Lisa Heller
Condon & Forsyth

Michael Huerta
Macquarie Capital USA, Inc.
FAA Administrator 2011-18 

Anthony Ison
The Ison Law Firm

Ben Klein

Ryan Landers

Hon. Bruce Landsberg

Vincent Lesch
Kreindler & Kreindler

Jason Maddux
Garofalo Goerlich Hainbach

Karleen Murphy

Susan Northrup, MD

Ryan Patanaphan

Naveen Rao
H4 Advisors LLC

Gene Roth

Mattison Smith Aviation Manuals

Tiernan Siems
Erickson Sederstrom

Kasandra Robinson Styles

Judge Alisa Tapia NTSB

David Tochen
Fox Rothschild

Mark Tomicich

Charles Tresky
Aviation Manuals

Joseph Vacek
University of North Dakota

Elizabeth Vasseur-Browne
Cooling & Herbers PC

Marc Warren
Jenner & Block

Judge Stephen Woody

Kathleen Yodice
Yodice Associates

Joanne Young


Early Sept 1-
Sept 20
Sept 20-
Oct 19 
Oct 19 
Member $430 $460 $495 $525
Govt. Employee $390 $420 $420 $420
Full-Time Student $100 $130 $160 $160
Non-Member $560 $580 $595 $630


We’ve reserved 80 King Deluxe rooms at the rate of $319.00 per night from Tuesday, October 31st through Saturday, November 4th. An additional $20.00 per person will apply for triple or quad occupancy.  These rates will expire on October 19, 2023.

Book your room at this special ALA rate today using the link below before space runs out! 


Photo of hotel room


Kreindler & Kreindler

Fox Rothschild

Cooling Herbers

Brent Cole

Strumor Law

AP Aviation Consulting



November 1, 2023 
4:00-6:00 PM  Registration Table Open
6:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Cocktails/Light Snacks Reception
  • Introduction of Officers
  • Presentation of Scholarship to Aviation Camps of the Carolinas

November 2, 2023
8:00 - 8:30 AM Continental Breakfast
8:30 AM Opening Remarks
8:45 - 10:00 AM Meet the NTSB Administrative Law Judges
10:00 - 10:15 AM Break
10:15 AM - Noon FAA Aerospace Medicine
  • Petitions for Review/Special Issuances
  • Procedural Changes within Aerospace Medicine
  • Mental Health and Pilots
  • Substance Abuse
  • Drug/Alcohol Testing (incl. fluid testing)
  • New Realities—Adderall; Cannabis
12:15 - 1:30 PM Lunch—Keynote Speaker
1:45 - 3:00 PM UAS/UAM
3:00 - 3:15 PM Break
3:15 - 3:45 PM Legislative and Regulatory Update, Including FAA and NTSB Reauthorizations
3:45- 4:45 PM Current Developments in FAA Enforcement
4:45 PM Adjourn
7:00 - 10:00 PM Banquet at National Aviation and Space Museum (Black Tie Optional)
  • Presentation of Gregory Winton, Esq., Scholarship
  • Presentation of the Nall Award

November 3, 2023 
8:00 - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast
8:45 - 10:00 AM Charter (Authorized and Unauthorized) and Airline Consumer Protection
  • FAR 91 Limitations
  • FAR 135
  • Charter Brokers
  • Public Charter
10:00 - 10:45 AM Aircraft Registry; International Registry
10:45 - 11:00 Break
 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Aircraft Accident Investigation
12:00 - 1:30 PM Ethics over Lunch
1:30 - 2:15 PM SMS and ASAP, Data Sharing and Self-Disclosure
 2:15 - 3:15 PM Diversity Equity and Inclusion 
 3:15 - 4:15 PM

Aviation Litigation Update

 4:15 PM   Adjourn

Photo of exterior of National Aviation and Space Museum

Originally founded in 1984 as the National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association, today’s Aviation Lawyers Association (ALA) has grown to comprise attorneys from across the United States and other parts of the globe.

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