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Eileen M. Gleimer

Phone: +1 202.624.2840
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Eileen Gleimer is a partner at Crowell & Moring in Washington, D.C. and the chair of the Aviation Group, where she focuses on aviation law with an emphasis in business aviation. Eileen represents and advises both publicly traded and privately owned businesses as well as individuals on regulatory, tax, and other legal issues affecting the purchase, sale, lease, financing, management, and operation of business aircraft and fractional interests.

From the time the negotiations begin for the acquisition of the aircraft to its operation and ultimately the disposition of the aircraft, Eileen helps clients navigate the complex and often counter-intuitive legal issues that arise. Among other things, Eileen advises clients on developing structures for the ownership and operation of the aircraft to address operational, citizenship, tax, and regulatory compliance issues. As a seasoned business aviation lawyer with over thirty years of experience, Eileen is able to assist clients in achieving business goals within the competing and often conflicting regulatory and tax requirements of numerous agencies. Eileen also advises clients in connection with the development of aircraft use policies, issues arising from personal use of business aircraft, disclosure and reporting requirements, risk management issues, emergency response plans, and the negotiation of agreements with management companies, maintenance organizations and other parties providing goods and services related to the aircraft.

Eileen was a member of the AWG Industry Consultative Group that monitored and actively participated in the FAA's review of Non-Citizen Trusts and the resulting Policy Clarification. She was also a member of FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committees that were tasked with reviewing regulations governing business aircraft and air carrier operations and drafting recommended regulations for fractional ownership programs.

Eileen is a member of the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax Committee and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Air Charter Committee, former chair of the NBAA Regulatory Issues Advisory Group, and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Journal of Air Law & Commerce.

Eileen is repeatedly recognized by The Best Lawyers in America in Equipment Finance Law, The International Who's Who of Business Lawyers in the Aviation-Finance and Aviation-Regulatory categories, and Women in Business Law in the Aviation category.

Eileen earned her J.D., with distinction, from Emory University School of Law in June 1982, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and served as articles editor of the Emory Law Journal. She received her B.S., cum laude, in administration of justice from The American University in May 1979, and she also earned a certificate in executive international business from Georgetown University in July 1996.


  • American University, B.S. (1979) cum laude, administration of justice
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1982) with distinction, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal
  • Georgetown University (1996) certificate in executive international business


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia

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