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Longtime Airlines for America SVP and General Counsel Announces Retirement
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Longtime Airlines for America SVP and General Counsel Announces Retirement

After a career spanning more than three decades, tackling issues that ranged from taxation and regulation to protecting the safety of airline passengers and crewmembers, David Berg, Airlines for America"™s senior vice president, general counsel & secretary announced his intent to retire at the end of June.

During his career at A4A, Berg managed industry litigation resulting in several significant rulings, including upholding Congres"™ decision to prevent states from regulating airline services, recovering millions of dollars illegally diverted by an airport to cover general municipal expenses, and preventing DOT from auctioning landing slots. Berg also handled a number of critical industry regulatory matters, including the initiation of drug and alcohol testing of safety workers, rules implementing the Air Carrier Access Act, rules to ensure reasonable airport rates and charges and guidelines for the lawful use of revenue by airports.

"Dave played a critical role in successfully guiding A4A through numerous legal and regulatory challenges over the course of his career, the last 15 as general counsel. His deep understanding of the issues and his ability to develop and maintain relationships across multiple administrations earned him the confidence of his peers at the A4A member airlines and the aviation legal community at large," said A4A"™s President and CEO Nicholas E. Calio. "He has been a trusted adviser to me and this industry, and I thank him for his service and wish him the best in his retirement”…

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