Raymond L. Mariani, Esq.

Experience

A career aviation attorney with over 30 years of experience, including first seat trial attorney for jury and bench trials in federal and state courts in New York, California, Texas, Illinois, Ohio and other venues.

Litigation and client counseling on risk management has involved virtually every aspect of aviation: airline mass disaster and general aviation accident investigations; MRO and OEM representation in product liability cases; airport design standards; FAA regulatory; military helicopter losses; external load accidents; towing and taxi incursions; ramp equipment/airport accidents; baggage; cargo theft; toxic exposure; fuel spills; fire and other safety issues; governmental regulation and immunity; contract disputes, including sales and services agreements; IATA and other standard industry contracts; Warsaw and Montreal Conventions; engine warranties; UAS insurance and risk management; indemnity and additional insured provisions; insurance coverage for aviation policies; ICAO standards; NTSB investigations.

General Counsel, The Aviation Insurance Association

Counsel to the Board of Directors for the largest organization in the world dedicated to the aviation insurance industry.

Education

Georgetown University Law Center: J.D. 1987

  • Legal Writing Instructor

Boston Univeristy: B.S. (Journalism) 1984

  • Writing Instructor - School of Management

Harvard Law School, Program on Negotiation: 2011

USC Viterbi Aviation Safety and Security Program: Certificate 2011

  • Aviation Safety Management Systems
  • Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance
  • Incident Investigation/Analysis
  • Gas Turbine Engine Accident Investigation

Admissions

Admitted

  • New York
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia

Member of Bar

  • US Court of Appeals for 2nd Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals for 3rd Circuit
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • Western District of New York
  • Northern District of Illinois
  • Northern District of Texas

Mediation

US District Court, Southern District and Eastern District of New York

  • Mediation panel member for over 20 years, working to settle a wide variety of lawsuits involving aviation, contracts, labor and other disputes.

Supreme Court of the State of New York

  • Mediation panel member for cases in New York City area.

Publications and Presentations

SMU Aviation Symposium – Opening Lecture – March 2021

 Aviation Year in Review (co-author), SMU Journal of Air Law & Commerce, Oct. 2020

Safety Management Systems and Effects on Insurance, Panel Moderator – Aviation Insurance Association, Annual Conference – Austin 2018

Mediation of Aviation Cases, Chapter in Litigating the Aviation Case –4th Edition, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2017

The FAA Next Gen Effort:  Risk Reduction Versus New Risks - Aviation Insurance Association, Annual Conference - Miami 2016

Regulation of UAS - American Bar Association, TIPS - October 2015

Insurance and Risk Management for UAS – Lecture at Lloyds of London - November 2015

Insuring UAS in the United States - Unmanned Systems Annual Conference - Atlanta 2015

UAS Developments for Lawyers and Adjusters - AIA Annual Meeting - Colorado Springs 2015

SMU Aviation Symposium  - Flying Without a Pilot:  UAS Developments - Dallas 2015

Rise of the Drones:  UAS In the National Airspace System

ABA - The Brief - Spring 2014 - Vol. 43, No. 4

Mediation of Aviation and Maritime Disputes - NY County Lawyers Assoc. - New York 2014

Aviation Mediation, AIA London Conference at Lloyds - November 2013

Rise of the Drones:  UAS in Controlled Airspace - Panel Moderator, American Bar Association, TIPS October 2013, Washington, DC

The Mass Disaster Mediator:  Can He Really Serve Two Masters?  - Association for Conflict Resolution, New York Chapter - Annual Conference, June 23, 2011

Revisiting Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations, TerraLex Connections, January 7, 2011

Developments in US Supreme Court Cases: Punitive Damages and Jurisdiction Over Foreign Corporations, Seminar for Underwriters at Lloyds of London, November 10, 2010

Constitutional Limits on Punitive Damages after Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker, 39 The Brief (American Bar Association) 4 - Summer 2010

Stricter Reporting Rules for Medicare Beneficiaries”, Law 360 Guest Column, December 21, 2009

Compliance with the New Medicare (MMSEA) Legislation: A Challenge for 2010, Seminar for Underwriters at Lloyds of London, December 10, 2009

Guest lecturer, Hofstra University Law School – Products Liability and Torts – 2008, 2010

ABA Section of Litigation, Panelist: “Indemnity Agreements and Additional Insureds,” New York 2007

Expanding Recovery Under Death on the High Seas Act, New York Law Journal, January 31, 2007

Demonstrative Evidence In Aviation Cases, Chapter in Litigating the Aviation Case – 3rd Edition, American Bar Association, Tort and Insurance Practice Section, 2007 (coauthor)

The Lidle Crash: Government Investigation Implications, New York Law Journal, December 12, 2006

ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section, Speaker - The September 11, 2001 Panel, Washington, DC - October 2003

Industry in Crisis:  A Progress Report on Victim Compensation and the Airlines After the September 11th Litigation,” 68 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 253, Spring 2003

The September 11th Victim Compensation Fund of 2001 and the Protection of the Airline Industry:  A Bill for the American People, 67 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 141, Winter 2002

Published on June 16th, 2021

Last updated on June 16th, 2021