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Mark W. Bury

Deputy Chief Counsel — Operations

photo of Mark Bury Mark Bury serves as the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) Deputy Chief Counsel for Operations in the Office of Chief Counsel. He was previously the Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, Legislation and Regulations, where the division provides legal support for all of the FAA's rulemaking initiatives, including the drafting and reviewing of regulatory documents published in the Federal Register and advising on the legal sufficiency of regulatory actions and associated economic analysis. The division also prepares legal interpretations of FAA regulations and reviews responses to petitions for exemptions and rulemakings.

Professional Knowledge & Experience

Mr. Bury joined the FAA's Chief Counsel office in 1984. He has spent most of his legal career with the FAA, first as an attorney-advisor handling administrative law matters and regulatory enforcement cases, and later as a trial attorney participating in aircraft accident litigation involving the Federal government and in administrative hearings and proceedings conducted by the National Transportation Safety Board. After a three-year stint as a Senior Associate in the federal administrative and regulatory practice group of a Washington law firm, he rejoined the FAA as a senior attorney with the International Affairs and Legal Policy staff of Chief Counsel office, where he has applied his broad range of aviation law experience to the international arena.

Mr. Bury was the Associate Chief Counsel for Europe, Africa and the Middle East in the FAA's Brussels office from 2006-2008. In that position, he provided advice on a wide range of international legal and policy issues to FAA offices with programs in his geographic area of responsibility. He assisted in the development and presentation of United States (U.S.) positions in international meetings; participated in consultations with other governments on the application and effect of international legal requirements and of U.S. laws and policies; negotiated international agreements; and drafted and reviewed proposed regulations, directives, and advisory materials relating to FAA international programs.

After he returned to FAA headquarters in 2008, Mr. Bury held positions as the Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, and then the Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law, Legislation and Regulations before assuming his current position.

Education, Certifications, and Awards

Mr. Bury is a graduate of Ohio State University School of Law and is a member in good standing of the Ohio Bar. He also holds a Bachelor's degree in German from Ohio State University.

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