Anderson & Kreiger was pleased to participate in the Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) 2022 Legal Affairs Conference on May 4 – 7, 2022, in Tucson, AZ. The conference brings together airport legal professionals and consultants to identify and discuss the most pressing legal developments and issues associated with the airport industry.
Mina Makarious spoke on a panel regarding managing potential legal liability arising out of PFAS. The panel discussed the complex legal and regulatory issues resulting from the use of aqueous film forming foam (AFFF) which is required at U.S. commercial service airports.
Melissa Allison spoke on a panel regarding disruptive technologies at airports, which addressed legal issues raised by these new business models and lessons learned for regulating them. Melissa discussed best practices she has learned from litigating against, and advising airports on agreements with, emerging “peer to peer” rental car companies.
TJ Roskelley and Melissa Allison were both part of the litigation update panel where they talked about Anderson & Kreiger’s work successfully defending the City and County of San Francisco in A4A’s challenge to San Francisco’s “Healthy Airport Ordinance”; our successful defense of the Commonwealth Ports Authority against a rates and charges complaint brought under the Department of Transportation’s expedited “rocket docket” procedures; and securing dismissal of federal claims against our client the County of Orange, CA, concerning access to John Wayne Airport brought by the air carrier Delux Public Charter (d/b/a JSX Air).