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R. Bruce Keiner Jr.

Retired Partner
Phone: +1 202.253.2953
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004

R. Bruce Keiner, Jr. is a retired partner and was resident in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office. He was a founding member of the firm and co-chair of the Aviation Group. He advised clients on virtually all of the major issues and developments in the aviation industry for more than 30 years.  

Airline clients regularly turned to him for advice, perspective, and strategy on their most significant and challenging legal problems. Beginning in 1970, Bruce focused on domestic and international aviation matters, with particular emphasis on matters involving international passenger and cargo aviation, air cargo, fares and rates, regulation of air freight forwarders and all-cargo airlines, airline charters, enforcement issues, and ownership and control relationships involving the airline industry before the U.S. Department of Transportation and its predecessor, the Civil Aeronautics Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, foreign governments and the U.S. Court of Appeals. Bruce represented numerous large and small airlines and served as Washington regulatory counsel for Continental Airlines and general counsel for the Regional Airline Association. Bruce also lectured on aviation law at the University of Virginia School of Law and in courses on airline charters offered by Federal Publications, Inc.

Bruce earned his law degree from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was a member of the Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of International Law, 1966-67, and author of "The 1966 Carrier Agreements: The United States Retains the Warsaw Convention," Virginia Journal of International Law, Volume 7, Number 1, December 1966. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Dickinson College in 1964.

He was recognized as a leading aviation attorney in Chambers USA and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers for several years, as well as a "Legal Elite" aviation attorney by Washington SmartCEO Magazine. In 2010, Bruce received the International Law Office Client Choice Award in the U.S. Aviation category.


  • Dickinson College, B.A. (1964)
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. (1967)


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