Washington, DC --  The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Rebecca MacPherson, the Federal Aviation Administration's Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, Legislation and Regulations, will join the Washington Office as of counsel in the Airlines & Aviation Practice, effective January 22. 

"Rebecca's comprehensive knowledge and experience with aviation law and policy worldwide will be a uniquely valuable resource for our clients and colleagues both here and abroad," said Noel Francisco, the Washington-based partner who chairs Jones Day's Government Regulation Practice. 

"We're very pleased that Rebecca has chosen to join us," said Greg Shumaker, Partner-in-Charge of Jones Day's Washington Office. "Jones Day was a pioneer in aviation law, and Rebecca's arrival is a significant addition to what is already one of the world's leading practices." 

Ms. MacPherson's role at the FAA included responsibility for reviewing and approving rulemaking documents, providing legal advice on issues arising from existing regulations, and developing positions on international law issues. Her legislation portfolio addressed agency representation on all policy matters before Congress. 

Prior to joining the FAA in 2004 as Assistant Chief Counsel for Regulations, Ms. MacPherson served for eight years as Associate Chief Counsel of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. 

A graduate of Tulane University School of Law (JD 1990, cum laude; Notes and Comments Editor of the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, 1989-1990) and Loyola University (BA 1986, magna cum laude), Ms. MacPherson was named the 2008 Transportation Lawyer of the Year by the Federal Bar Association. 

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