Bruce H. Rabinovitz

Retired Partner

Rabinovitz, Bruce H.

Bruce H. Rabinovitz is a retired partner and was a member of the Regulatory and Government Affairs Department and Aviation and European Union Regulatory Practice Groups. He joined the firm in 2000.


Mr. Rabinovitz represented US and foreign air carriers in a variety of administrative, adjudicatory and enforcement matters before the Department of Transportation and the Federal Aviation Administration. He also counseled US and foreign air carriers regarding compliance with US antitrust laws and unfair competition laws administered by the Department of Transportation. Mr. Rabinovitz advised clients involved in aircraft sale, lease and financing transactions, including negotiating operating, finance and cross-border license agreements; purchase agreements with airframe and engine manufacturers; product support and maintenance agreements; and export sales agreements where the US Ex-Im Bank was involved.

Honors & Awards

  • Selected as a leader in aviation law in the 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2011 editions of Who's Who Legal, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers and listed in The International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers in 2008, 2011 and 2012
  • Nominated for inclusion in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers, 6th and 7th editions
  • Recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community in the area of transportation in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 editions of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Publications & News


March 15, 2011

Chambers USA 2011 Preliminary Results Announced

July 22, 2010

New FAA Requirements for Registration of Aircraft

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and one WilmerHale lawyers are recognized in the eighth edition of the guide and the firm is listed as among the best in dozens of practice areas throughout its six US locations.

March 18, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Honors WilmerHale, Ranking Over 100 Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and two WilmerHale lawyers will be recognized in the eighth edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

June 12, 2009

Chambers USA 2009 Reveals Complete Rankings

May 20, 2009

Airline Slot Auction Rules and Related Litigation Head Toward Termination

March 4, 2009

WilmerHale Announces 99 Lawyers and 34 Practices Recognized in Chambers USA 2009

June 13, 2008

Chambers USA 2008: Final Results

March 27, 2008

New York's "Bill of Rights" Air Travel Law Overturned in Federal Appeals Court

WilmerHale secures a key victory for Air Transport Association of America

January 1, 2008

Congestion Pricing and Capacity-Related Delay at U.S. Airports

An article written by Neil J. King and Bruce H. Rabinovitz, published in the American Bar Association's The Air & Space Lawyer, Volume 22 Number 1, 2008.

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JD, with honors, George Washington University Law School, 1971, Order of the Coif

BA, Washington University in St. Louis, 1967

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

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