David M. Hernandez is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Global Transportation Finance team. Mr. Hernandez has considerable experience assisting clients with complex government investigations, aircraft and part certifications, and enforcement matters (FAA and DOT violations, export controls, hazardous materials and drug/alcohol testing). He represents a wide variety of clients, including some of the largest aerospace manufacturers and suppliers, airlines, defense contractors, airports, corporate flight departments, charter operators, Fortune 500 companies and high-net-worth individuals. Mr. Hernandez also advises clients on aircraft purchase/sale agreements, fractional program documents, aircraft management agreements, business aircraft use policies, cross-border transactions, personal use of company aircraft and aircraft use agreements to ensure compliance with FAA, SEC and IRS regulations. He routinely handles matters involving the following agencies: FAA, DOT, TSA, DHS, FTC, NTSB, SEC, IRS, CBP, ICE and the U.S. Department of State.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Hernandez was a Prosecutor at the FAA as well as an Honors Attorney for the U.S. Department of Transportation. He also served in the Office of the Counsel to the President during the Clinton administration and was a Captain in the U.S. Air Force.