With years of experience in government, private practice and teaching, Gregory Walden is a national authority in the aviation and government ethics spaces. Notably, Gregory serves as aviation counsel for the Small UAV Coalition and is a member of the Subcommittee of the FAA Drone Advisory Committee (DAC) and the Unmanned Aircraft Safety Team (UAST).
Gregory served as chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration and as associate deputy attorney general with the U.S. Department of Justice, where previously he served as special assistant and counselor to the assistant attorney general of the Civil Division. He also served as associate counsel to President George H.W. Bush, as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission, and as transition ethics counsel for President-Elect George W. Bush.
He represents the full spectrum of transportation clients, including passenger and cargo airlines, air taxi operators, unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators, fixed-base operators, airports, security companies and shippers in matters pending before the FAA, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), National Transportation Safety Board, Transportation Security Administration (TSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and Congress.
He has taught aviation law at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University since 1998 and since 2002 has taught the university’s first post-graduate course in transportation law for the Schar School of Public Policy at George Mason University. Gregory co-authored Aviation Law – Cases and Materials (Carolina Academic Press, 2006).