Kenneth Quinn is a partner in Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group in Washington, DC. He is also the Global Chair of the Aviation Group and co-chair of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems multidisciplinary team.
Mr Quinn is former chief counsel to the US Federal Aviation Administration (1991-93) as well as counselor to the Secretary of Transportation (1989-91) and senior advisor to the Office of the President-Elect in 1988. He has also served as general counsel and secretary to the Flight Safety Foundation for the past 14 years. He is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society and counsel to its DC Branch.
Mr Quinn acts as litigation, regulatory, enforcement, antitrust and commercial counsel to several domestic and international airlines, aerospace companies, lenders and lessors, private equity and hedge funds, online travel and social media companies, developers, and other aviation companies.
He represented Delta in successful litigation in the DC Circuit, 5th Circuit, Northern District of Texas, and FAA in a dispute with the City of Dallas and Southwest over flights at Love Field. He also represents social media and high-technology companies on the use of unmanned and manned aircraft systems using drone technology. Mr Quinn served as lead counsel to Japanese battery manufacturer GS Yuasa on all aspects of multiple investigations, claims, and an ICC arbitration in Paris in connection with the grounding of the B787 Dreamliner.
Mr Quinn has been recognized in Best Lawyers in America, Litigation – Regulatory Enforcement (2010-2017), Chambers USA, Aviation Regulatory–National (2006-2017), Who's Who Legal, Aviation: Regulatory - DC (2009-2017), Best of the Best USA, Aviation, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2009, 2011-2017), Experts Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers, Euromoney/Legal Media Group (2007-2017), Irish Legal 100 (2010-2012), Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers (2007-2013), and received the Value Add Award Deal of the Year.
Mr Quinn earned his BS from Northern Illinois University. He received his JD from DePaul University College of Law, graduating with honors.