Assistant General Counsel for Regulation and Enforcement
Jonathan Moss was appointed as the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Assistant General Counsel for Regulation in May 2015. Jon heads an office of seven professionals, including five attorneys, who provide expert legal guidance on administrative law, including rulemaking issues affecting the Department and arising from any mode of transportation within the Department. Jon joined the Department of Transportation in September 2009 as Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Operations, where he helped manage a group of 15 professionals who provided advice on a broad range of issues related to the Department’s emergency response activities, the Freedom of Information Act, privacy law, environmental law, aviation economic issues, security (including cyber security) and other matters.
Before joining the Department, Jon practiced aviation and regulatory law for five years in the Washington, DC office of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP. During that time, Jon represented clients before federal agencies on a variety of matters, and provided strategic counseling on a wide range of economic, safety, security and other legal and policy issues. Prior to that, Jon spent eight years with United Airlines at its headquarters in the Chicago area, where he served as a lawyer in the Regulatory Affairs group, the Director of Regulatory Affairs and eventually the Managing Director of International & Regulatory Affairs. Jon’s responsibilities at United included developing and implementing strategies on domestic and international regulatory matters, advising senior executives, and managing the International & Regulatory Affairs staff, as well as outside professionals. Before joining United, Jon spent five years with firms in Charlotte, NC, and Detroit, MI, where his practice encompassed corporate law, bankruptcy law and creditors’ rights.
Jon is a graduate of the University of Michigan and Harvard Law School. He resides with his wife, Ann, and their two children in Virginia.