Steven J. Seiden is a counsel in the Aviation Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. Steve focuses on aviation regulatory counseling and commercial aviation transactions for a broad spectrum of the firm's aviation clients, ranging from major U.S. and foreign airlines to corporate aircraft owners and trade associations. He also handles enforcement and regulatory matters before the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Department of Transportation (DOT). Steve was recognized by Chambers USA 2015 and 2016 as an "Associate to Watch" in the Nationwide: Transportation: Aviation Regulatory category.
Steve joined Crowell & Moring in June 2010 after serving three years as an attorney at the Federal Aviation Administration, where he held positions in the Acquisition and Commercial Law and Litigation Divisions and was competitively selected for a one-year assignment as special counsel to the agency's chief counsel.
Steve graduated from the University of Michigan, cum laude, in 2003 and earned his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 2006.
Steve is an active member of the District of Columbia bar and a retired member of the Massachusetts Bar.
Admitted to practice: District of Columbia
Speeches & Presentations
"Cruising: Air Traffic Management Challenges, Reform and Regulation," ABA Forum on Air & Space Law, 2016 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
(September 16, 2016).
Panelist: Steven J. Seiden.
The FAA's Move to Performance-Based Oversight: Developments, Challenges, and Shifting Legal Landscapes
Authors: David Grizzle, Marc Warren, and Steven J. Seiden.
The Mining Law Monitor
Editor: Daniel W. Wolff; Authors: Edward M. Green, Gerald F. Murphy, Daniel W. Wolff, and Steven J. Seiden.
Federal Regulation of Business Aviation
Co-Authors: Eileen M. Gleimer, Gerald F. Murphy, and Steven J. Seiden.
Regulating Annoyance: FAA's North Shore Helicopter Route Final Rule
Co-Authors: Gerald F. Murphy and Steven J. Seiden.
Client Alerts & Newsletters
"This Month in International Trade — December 2016,"
International Trade Bulletin
(January 11, 2017).
Contacts: John B. Brew, Frances P. Hadfield, Edward Goetz, Daniel Cannistra, Carlton Greene, Cari N. Stinebower, Patricia L. Wu, Jeffrey L. Snyder, Charles C. Hwang, Charles De Jager, David (Dj) Wolff, Gordon McAllister, Lorenzo Di Masi, Alan W. H. Gourley, Wing Cheung, James (J.J.) Saulino, Joel Mallord, Marc L. Warren, Steven J. Seiden, James G. Flood, Daniel W. Wolff, Thomas A. Lorenzen
"PODCAST: Aviation and the FAA: Unmanned Aircraft Systems — C&M’s First 100 Days Series,"
First 100 Days Series
(December 14, 2016).
Contacts: Marc L. Warren, Steven J. Seiden
"FAA and Drones: Mining the Regulatory Gap,"
Mining Law Monitor
Contact: Steven J. Seiden
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