Dayton, is a graduate of the National Law Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia. He recently retired from his position as Principal Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings with the Department of Transportation in the USA after 38 years of federal service.
With that office, Dayton supervised a staff of 40 attorneys, transportation industry analysts, and support staffresponsible for, among other matters, developing policies and drafting the Department’s comprehensive regulations governing the treatment by U.S. and non-U.S. airlines of disabled air travelers (PRMs).Since the inception of these regulations, Dayton has dealt directly with and counseled a vast array of U.S. and non-U.S. carrier representatives, from airline staff to CEOs, as well as their legal representatives, on compliance with the rules.
Dayton has represented the Department in discussions with European bodies dealing with disabled air traveler issues and has extensive speaking experience at aviation industry conferences and forums, including presentations at international conferences on mobility covering the Department’s rules that govern the treatment of disabled air travelers by airlines.
Dayton brings with him not only a broad working knowledge of all of the Department’s rules, but valuable insights as to the agency’s processes and procedures.