Geneva – The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Karen Clayton has taken on the duties of General Counsel in addition to her responsibilities as Corporate Secretary effective today, 1 July 2020. Jeff Shane retired as IATA’s General Counsel on 30 June 2020 after seven years of service.
“The entire aviation world owes a huge debt of gratitude to Jeff, who joined IATA after a distinguished 25-year career in public service and another 15 years in private practice. While in public service he was recognized for his role in establishing an Open Skies aviation policy for the United States, and he was a principal architect of the US Department of Transportation’s approach to international aviation alliances and antitrust immunity.
At IATA, Jeff established the Association’s legal team as an important industry reference point, pursuing industry objectives through judicial and regulatory proceedings and providing essential support to IATA’s many lines of activity around the world. With this team, he achieved a landmark agreement with CFM International to adopt pro-competitive ‘Conduct Policies’ on engine maintenance that will result in significant savings for our members,” said Alexandre de Juniac, IATA’s Director General and CEO.