Eileen M. Gleimer


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, recognizing the world’s leading female practitioners in the Aviation category.


  • American University, B.S. Administration of Justice (1979) cum Laude
  • Emory University School of Law, J.D. (1982) With Distinction, Order of the Coif, Articles Editor of the Emory Law Journal
  • Georgetown University, Certificate in Executive International Business (1996)


Professional Activities and Memberships

  • Member, National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Tax Committee
  • Member, National Air Transportation Association (NATA) Air Charter Committee
  • Former Chair, NBAA Regulatory Issues Advisory Group
  • Member, Board of Advisors, Journal of Air Law & Commerce
  • Former Member, AWG Industry Consultative Group
  • Former Member, FAA Aviation Rulemaking Committees

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The Best Lawyers in America 2023 Recognizes 54 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, Three Selected as Lawyer of the Year (August 18, 2022)
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Chambers USA 2022 Ranks 70 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 37 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (June 1, 2022)
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"Utilizing Aircraft in Your Business—Key Legal and Tax Issues," NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (October 12, 2021).
"Reimbursements Under Part 91: Myth vs. Reality," NBAA Tax, Regulatory & Risk Management Conference (October 10, 2021).
The Best Lawyers in America 2022 Recognizes 53 Crowell & Moring Attorneys, One Selected as Lawyer of the Year (August 19, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"IRS Approves Use of Alternative SIFL Rates for Income Tax Purposes," (June 30, 2021). Other contacts: Christopher B. Younger
Client Alert / Newsletter
"DOT Launches Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program," (June 22, 2021). Other contacts: Mary-Caitlin Ray
Client Alert / Newsletter
Chambers USA 2021 Ranks 63 Crowell & Moring Lawyers and 30 Practice Areas Among Best in U.S. (May 20, 2021)
Firm News / Announcement
"American Rescue Plan Act Throws a Lifeline to Previously Ineligible Aviation Manufacturers," Administrative Law Alert (March 15, 2021). Other contacts: Mary-Caitlin Ray
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Sham Dry Lease or Legitimate Leasing Structure?" National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) GO Flight Operations Conference (February 25, 2021).

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