Head of Davis LLP Aviation Law Group Appointed to Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada

May 09, 2013

Davis LLP congratulates Senior Partner Laura M. Safran, Q.C. on being appointed to the Transportation Appeal Tribunal of Canada (TATC) as a part-time member for a four-year term.

"Ms. Safran has had a distinguished legal career and I am pleased that the TATC will benefit from the skills and knowledge she will bring to her new position," said the Honourable Denis Lebel – Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities, Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec and Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs – who made the announcement on May 1, 2013.

Laura is the head of the Davis LLP national Aviation Law Practice Group and has built a tremendous practice representing industry clients on a wide range of complex commercial and regulatory matters. She has also cultivated her leadership in the field through publishing definitive guides on aviation regulation, teaching at the University of Calgary, and speaking in legal seminars across Canada and internationally.

"Laura is a consummate practitioner and her venerable expertise in aviation law will no doubt be a great resource for the TATC," said Rob Seidel, Firm Managing Partner of Davis LLP. "She is the latest example of Davis leaders who work tirelessly beyond their own law practice for the benefit of their industry."

Laura is consistently noted as a leading lawyer by noteworthy legal directories, including the Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers, the International Who's Who of Aviation Lawyers, Best Lawyers in Canada, Lexpert and the Euromoney Guide to the Worlds’ Leading Aviation Lawyers. She has also been named one of Canada's Most Powerful Women (2004) by the Globe and Mail.