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Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Operations
Jonathan Moss joined the Department of Transportation as Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Operations in September 2009. Working closely with the Assistant General Counsel for Operations, Ronald Jackson, Jon assists with managing a group of 15 professionals, including 10 attorneys, who provide advice on a broad range of issues related to the Department’s emergency response activities, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), privacy law, environmental law, aviation economic issues, security (including cyber security) and other matters. Jon reports directly to the Assistant General Counsel for Operations, and regularly advises the General Counsel and Deputy General Counsels.
Before joining the Department, Jon practiced aviation and regulatory law for five years in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. During that time, Jon represented clients before federal agencies on a variety of matters, and provided strategic counseling on a wide range of economic, safety, security and other legal and policy issues. Prior to that, Jon spent eight years with United Airlines at its headquarters in the Chicago area, where he served as a lawyer in the Regulatory Affairs group, the Director of Regulatory Affairs and eventually the Managing Director of International & Regulatory Affairs. Jon’s responsibilities at United included developing and implementing strategies on domestic and international regulatory matters, advising senior executives, and managing the International & Regulatory Affairs staff, as well as outside professionals. Before joining United, Jon spent five years with firms in Charlotte, NC, and Detroit, MI, where his practice encompassed corporate law, bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights.
Jon is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He resides with his wife, Ann, and their two children in Virginia.