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Dean E. Griffith
Of Counsel


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  • The Catholic University of America (J.D. 2006; Production Editor, Catholic University Law Review); Syracuse University (B.A. 1995)

Bar Admissions

  • Admitted in Maryland and U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims; not admitted in District of Columbia; supervised by a licensed D.C. Bar Member


  • Law Clerk to Judge Bruce E. Kasold, U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims (2007-2008)

Government Service

  • Served with the Federal Aviation Administration in the following positions: Senior Advisor to the Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs (2017); Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator for Government and Industry Affairs (2017); Senior General Attorney, Regulations (2016-2017); General Attorney, Regulations (2008-2016)

Dean Griffith's practice focuses on aviation regulatory matters. During his more than nine-year career at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), he counseled the agency on commercial aviation matters including air carrier, on-demand, fractional ownership, agricultural, and helicopter air ambulance operations.

Dean also has an in-depth knowledge of unmanned aircraft systems, or drone, policy. As the unmanned aircraft systems regulatory policy team lead in the FAA's Office of the Chief Counsel, he advised the UAS Integration Office and other lines of business on rulemaking, exemptions, and policy development related to unmanned aircraft.

Additionally, Dean served as senior advisor and acting deputy assistant administrator in the FAA's Office of Government and Industry Affairs, advising on matters concerning the Congress, aviation industry groups, and other governmental organizations, and ensuring the office's work was consistent with department policies.

Honors & Distinctions

  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary's Team Awards for: B4UFLY Team (mobile app., 2016) and UAS Integration Team (unmanned aircraft systems, 2015)
Dean Griffith