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Matthew J. Clark

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Matthew J. Clark

Matt Clark works with clients throughout the aviation community to navigate federal regulatory issues. He also provides transactional diligence and advocates for clients before courts and federal agencies.

Matt regularly advises clients on U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) matters. His clients include aviation maintenance and repair organizations, aircraft and aircraft engine and component manufacturers, passenger and cargo airlines, charter operators, as well as airports and airport-related businesses.

Matt is actively involved with our firm's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group, where he advises UAS operators, users, and manufacturers on FAA regulatory and other legal issues that arise when innovation and regulation collide. Matt works with UAS clients in various industries developing new and innovative commercial UAS applications, including utility and infrastructure, precision agriculture, construction, insurance, real estate, architecture and engineering, media and news gathering, and higher education institutions.

Before joining Hogan Lovells, Matt was an associate at several other large global law firms, where he concentrated on aviation regulatory and civil ligation matters, including work with UAS industry clients.

Areas of focus

Education and admissions


  • J.D., with honors, The George Washington University Law School, 2011
  • B.A., magna cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008


  • Member, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

  • Virginia
  • District of Columbia

Court admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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