Podhurst Orseck’s Steven Marks appointed to legal advisory committee of the International Aeronautical Organization

Posted on November 20, 2019

Steven Marks represents the plaintiffs’ view on this important international aviation committee

The Legal Advisory Committee to the International Civil Aeronautical Organization (ICAO) recently appointed Podhurst Orseck Managing Partner, Steven Marks. Marks is honored to be appointed to represent the plaintiff’s or victim’s view and is one of only 20 members who span the globe from Australia, the UK, France, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica and Germany.

The ICAO is a United Nations Specialized Agency, created in 1944 upon the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. ICAO works with the Convention’s 191 Member States and global aviation organizations to develop international Standards and Recommended Practices which States reference when developing their legally enforceable national civil aviation regulations.

Marks, who focuses his practice on aviation litigation, has represented victims in nearly every major commercial plane crash in the last 25 years as well as countless general aviation accidents around the world. Currently he is representing families of those on board Malaysian Air flight MH370, victims from the Germanwings crash, as well as victims from the Metrojet bombing on a flight from Egypt to St. Petersburg, Russia.

“A plane takes off or lands every few seconds somewhere in the world, and because of organizations like ICAO, these flights are conducted in a uniform manner to ensure safety and efficiency,” said Steven Marks. “I am honored to serve on the ICAO’s Legal Advisory Committee along with such esteemed colleagues.”

The Legal Advisory Committee makes recommendations and drafts changes to international treaties that involve aviation safety and transportation including the investigation of accidents and compensation to victims. The committee is a group of a distinguished and diverse group of aviation practitioners from around the world.

Podhurst Orseck P.A. is a boutique litigation firm based in Miami, Florida that specializes in aviation, class action, complex litigation and personal injury. The firm has handled some of the most significant multi-district litigation in the country including the NFL concussion litigation; Chinese drywall multi-district litigation; Takata airbag MDL; and the bank overdraft fee litigation, which involved more than 30 of the largest banks in the U.S.

About Podhurst Orsek, P.A.
Podhurst Orseck takes great pride in serving as an experienced, effective and compassionate resource to clients, attorneys and firms seeking assistance in the areas of complex commercial tort litigation, white-collar criminal defense and class action lawsuits. Podhurst Orseck focuses its practice on a variety of tort areas including aviation, appellate, automobile and product liability actions. While our main offices are located in South Florida, a majority of our litigation occurs in other states, countries and jurisdictions. Our firm has almost fifty years of trial and appellate advocacy experience assisting clients in a broad range of substantive and procedural topics.