Portrait of

Government Experience

  • U.S. Department of Transportation—Deputy Chief Counsel, Federal Aviation Administration (2011-2014); Acting Chief Counsel, FAA (2010-2011, 2013); Deputy Chief Counsel for Operations, FAA (2007-2010)
  • U.S. Department of Defense—Army Judge Advocate General's Corps

Education

  • University of Florida, B.A. (1978)
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D. (1981) with honors
  • The Judge Advocate General’s School of the U.S. Army, LL.M. (1993)
  • U.S. Army War College, master of strategic studies (2002)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Florida
Marc L. Warren, Partner Washington, D.C.
mwarren@crowell.com
Phone: +1 202.624.2531
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Marc Warren is the chair of the Aviation Group and a partner in the Administrative Law & Regulatory Group in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. Marc has a wide range of experience in aviation matters, including those involving U.S. and foreign airlines, aerospace manufacturing, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commercial space transportation, airports and infrastructure, business aviation, product certification, safety management systems, government contracts, rulemaking and policy, and litigation and government investigations.

He also has significant experience in government ethics, complex investigations and regulatory enforcement, national security law, public international law, and military law. Representative engagements include:

  • Provided legal counsel to leaders of complex operating organizations:
    • Senior legal advisor to the administrator, Federal Aviation Administration.
    • Senior officer responsible for all divisions of the Office of The Judge Advocate General, providing legal support to the Chief of Staff, Army and the Army staff.
    • Senior legal advisor to coalition military forces during the invasion and occupation of Iraq.
    • Senior legal advisor to the U.S. military counter-terrorism force.
  • Represented the U.S. government in numerous commissions, investigations, courts-martial, and administrative and appellate actions. In the area of aviation, concluded the two largest aviation safety enforcement civil penalty cases in history.
  • Advised airport and airline clients on FAA grant assurances, including Part 16 actions, disputes over aeronautical uses of land, and rates and charges.
  • Advised major logistics company and manufacturers on civil UAS operations under Section 333 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act.
  • Served as deputy designed agency ethics official for the U.S. Department of Transportation and principal ethics advisor for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

Prior to joining Crowell & Moring, Marc served as acting chief counsel of the FAA. Marc was previously the executive director of the American Inns of Court Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia and also served as the deputy chief counsel and deputy chief counsel for operations at the FAA. Before his FAA appointment, he served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, from which he retired in 2007 after having been selected for promotion to brigadier general. Marc's military service included assignments as the senior legal officer for Multi-National Forces Iraq, V Corps, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and Joint Special Operations Command.

Marc received both a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Florida; an LL.M. from The Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army (TJAGSA); and a master of strategic studies (2002) from the U.S. Army War College. He is a member of the bars of Florida, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court. Marc is co-holder, with the late Colonel Waldemar A. Solf, of the Solf-Warren Honorary Chair in International and Operational Law, TJAGSA. He is an adjunct professor at The George Washington University Law School. He was the American Bar Association Outstanding Young Army Lawyer, received the Florida Bar Association Clayton B. Burton Award of Excellence, is in the University of Florida Hall of Fame, was the Federal Bar Association's "Transportation Lawyer of the Year" in 2012, and in 2015 received the Judge Robinson O. Everett Distinguished Life Service Award from the Judge Advocates Association.



Affiliations

Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Florida, Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Governing Committee of the ABA Air and Space Law Forum
  • ABA Standing Committee on Armed Forces Law
  • Board of Governors, Army and Navy Club


Highlights, News & Knowledge


Speeches & Presentations

  • “Up in the AIRR: UAS Legal and Regulatory Update,” AUVSI’s Unmanned Systems 2016 Conference, New Orleans, LA (May 5, 2016). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Business and Regulatory Update,” NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration & Legal Conference, Boca Raton, FL (February 12, 2016). Moderator: Marc L. Warren.
  • “Flying on the Legal Edge with Drones: Emerging Issues for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles,” ABA Center for Professional Development Webinar (January 12, 2016). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "The Future of Collaboration," Air Traffic Controllers Association 60th Annual Conference & Exposition, National Harbor, MD (November 3, 2015). Moderator: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: The Emerging Regulatory Framework and its Challenges," ABA Section of International Law, Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2015). Presenter: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Commercial UAS Operations: Section 333, NPRM, and What the Latest Airspace Regulations Mean to You," AUVSI'S Unmanned Systems 2015 Conference, Atlanta, GA (May 7, 2015). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "UAS Integration: A Call to Action for Reform of Regulatory and Air Traffic Management Systems," National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference, Bonita Springs, FL (March 2015). Speaker: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Washington Update Conference," ABA Forum on Air and Space Law, Washington, D.C. (February 2015). Program Chair: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Who Needs Pilots? The Future of Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems and Their Regulation," International Air & Transportation Safety Bar Association Conference, New York, NY (November 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Sharing the Skies, Regulatory and Legal Developments," National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) 2014 Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition, Orlando, FL (October 2014). Moderator: Marc L. Warren.
  • "National Security Through the Lens of Human Rights," The George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (September 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "The Evolving Legal Landscape for Unmanned Aircraft Systems," ABA Forum on Air and Space Law Annual Meeting and Conference, Montreal (September 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "At the Intersection of Law, Policy and Safety – Current and Future Regulations for UAS," 2014 Alaska Unmanned Aircraft Systems Interest Group Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK (September 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Getting Airborne with UAS," AUVSI Workshop Series, Washington, D.C. (August 12, 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Flying Eyes in the Skies: Security, Privacy, & Acquisition Issues with the Amazing New Technologies for Unmanned Aircraft Systems," Public Contract Law Section, ABA Annual Meeting (August 7, 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "The Future of Drones: Liability Surrounding Unmanned Aerial Vehicles," Association of Transportation Law Professionals Annual Meeting, Annapolis, MD (June 23, 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "#Drone Bbq – Promoting Aerial Innovation without Getting Cooked," The Twenty-Fourth Conference on Computers, Freedom, and Privacy, Washington, D.C. (June 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Commercial UAS: Are They Suddenly Legal? Where Do We Go From Here?" AUVSI'S Unmanned Systems 2014 Conference, Orlando, FL (May 12-15, 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "FAA Legal Update," National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference, Saint Petersburg, FL (February 2014). Speaker: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Non-Citizen Trust Issues," NBAA Business Aircraft Finance, Registration and Legal Conference, Saint Petersburg, FL (February 2014). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Cyber Attack and the Law of War," Intelligence Law Course, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA (August 2013). Speaker: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Gotovina Judgment Operational Law Experts Roundtable," Emory University Law School International Humanitarian Law Clinic, Atlanta, GA (November 2011). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Developments in Airports Law," ACI-NA Legal Conference, San Diego, CA (October 2011). Speaker: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Enforcement in the 21st Century," ABA Forum on Air and Space Law Annual Meeting and Conference, Montreal (September 2011). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Operational Leadership," U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, Charlottesville, VA (May 2011, September 2012). Speaker: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Five Myths of Operation Iraqi Freedom," First Annual Solf-Warren Lecture on International and Operational Law, Charlottesville, VA (August 2007). Speaker: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Iraq War Retrospective," U.S. Naval War College Symposium, Newport, RI (June 2007). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Implementing the Rule of Law and Human Rights in Stability Operations," Harvard Workshop, Charlottesville, VA (September 2006). Panelist: Marc L. Warren.


Publications

  • “The FAA’s Move to Performance-Based Oversight: Developments, Challenges, and Shifting Legal Landscapes,” The Air & Space Lawyer, Volume 29, Number 1 (2016). Authors: David Grizzle, Marc Warren, and Steven J. Seiden.
  • "UAS Integration: A Call to Action," The Air & Space Lawyer, Volume 27, Number 2 (2014). Author: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Forward," The Law of Armed Conflict: An Operational Approach, Aspen Casebook Series (2012). Author: Marc L. Warren.
  • "The Fog of Law: The Law of Armed Conflict in Operation Iraqi Freedom, The War in Iraq: A Legal Analysis," U.S. Naval War College International Law Studies (2010). Author: Marc L. Warren.
  • "The First Annual Solf-Warren Lecture in International and Operational Law," Military Law Review (Summer 2008). Author: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Relief and Review: The Case of Major General G.K. Warren," The Army Lawyer (May 1996). Author: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Operational Law: A Concept Matures," Military Law Review (Spring 1996). Author: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Operational Law Handbook," The Judge Advocate General's School (1993-1995). Editor: Marc L. Warren.
  • "Toxic Exposure Litigation Under the Jones Act and the Longshore Harborworkers' Compensation Act," The Tort Trial and Insurance Law Journal (1988). Co-Authors: Marc L. Warren and Lawrence Keefe.


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