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LeClairRyan is Pleased to Announce that Christa Hinckley has Joined the Firm


Resident in the firm’s Houston office, Christa Hinckley has joined LeClairRyan as a partner on the firm’s aviation and transportation industry teams.

Christa focuses on matters related to aviation, aviation insurance, emergency response and crisis preparedness in the transportation industry. She has more than 30 years of legal and management experience across a range of issues, including mergers and acquisitions, aviation treaties, regulatory compliance, aircraft and engine purchase and sales, leasing and hangaring, charter operations, and risk and insurance.

Previously in her career, Christa served as the managing director of insurance and risk for American Airlines and its affiliates. In that capacity, she responded to four fatal accidents and the September 11 attacks. She also served as one of the initial managing directors of the airline’s customer assistance response effort, which became one of the templates for other commercial airlines’ family assistance programs.

Christa’s client list includes high net worth individuals who own or operate their own aircraft, charter operators, management companies, airlines, aviation maintenance technology companies, and flight departments of international corporations, as well other companies whose businesses include transportation regulatory oversight.

She is a member of the American Bar Association, Aviation Section of the State Bar of Texas, National Business Aviation Association’s Regulatory Issues Advisory Group, and the Aviation Insurance Association. She also serves as a pro bono attorney for the Human Rights Initiative of North Texas.

A graduate of University of Denver College of Law (J.D.) and Trinity University (B.A.), Christa is admitted in Texas and Colorado.

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