Gregory Walden is a nationally recognized authority in the fields of aviation and government ethics, with extensive experience in government service and private practice. Mr. Walden counsels passenger and cargo airlines; air taxi operators; unmanned aircraft manufacturers and operators; companies that buy sell, lease or own aircraft; fixed-base operators; airports; security companies; shippers; and citizens groups with matters pending before the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT); the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA); the National Transportation Safety Board; the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); and Congress. He serves as aviation counsel for the Small UAV Coalition. He also advises current and prospective presidential appointees, members of Congress and congressional candidates, companies and individuals on government ethics issues, including the Lobbying Disclosure Act; Foreign Agents Registration Act; House and Senate gift, travel and financial disclosure rules; and the Executive Branch Standards of Conduct.
Mr. Walden served as chief counsel of the FAA and as associate deputy attorney general with the U.S. Department of Justice, where he previously served as special assistant and counselor to the assistant attorney general of the Civil Division. Mr. Walden also served as associate counsel to President George H. W. Bush as a member of the Interstate Commerce Commission. He served as transition ethics counsel for then President-elect George W. Bush.
With respect to his government ethics practice, Mr. Walden advises companies and individuals on the meaning and application of various ethics laws, including provisions in Title 18, the standards of conduct for executive branch officers and employees, financial reporting requirements applicable to presidential appointees and candidates for Congress, the Lobbying Disclosure Act, and the Foreign Agents Registration Act.
Mr. Walden has taught aviation law at George Mason University School of Law since 1998. He also developed and teaches the university’s first postgraduate course in transportation law for the School of Public Policy. He is co-author of Aviation Law – Cases and Materials, published by Carolina Academic Press (2006).