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Mark S. Kahan

Senior Counsel​

HCH Legal, LLC

Practicing in Washington, D.C.




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Mark is a Senior Counsel with HCH Legal, specializing in Aviation Regulatory and Transactional Law. Mark has four decades of experience in the commercial aviation industry, beginning with the original deregulation of the industry at the Civil Aeronautics Board that created the dynamic competitive market that continues today. Mark has a unique blend of regulatory, policy and business talent that is valued by clients looking to build or expand commercial aviation ventures. 

Recent Professional 


Senior Counsel
HCH Legal, LLC

Washington, D.C.

December 2018 to Present

Adjunct Professor of Government

American University

Washington, D.C.

2008 to Present


Covington Fabric & Design

New York City, South Carolina

2008 to Present

Vice Chairman, COO and General Counsel

Spirit Airlines
Detroit, MI, Miramar, FL
1996 to September 2006

Galland, Kharasch, Calkins & Morse

Washington, D.C. 
1982 to 1996

Associate Director, Legal, Economic and Regulatory Affairs
US Civil Aeronautics Board
Washington, D.C.
1978 to 1982

Bar and Other Memberships

Member, District of Columbia Bar

* Not licensed to practice law in Maryland.


Columbia University in the City of New York
Bachelor of Science, 1969
Juris Doctor, Political Science and Government, 1972 with honors

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