Dean Griffith is a Senior Attorney and the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Regulatory Policy Team Lead in the FAA Office of the Chief Counsel. In that role he advises the FAA’s UAS Integration Office and other lines of business on rulemaking, exemptions, and policy development related to unmanned aircraft.
Before joining the FAA, Dean was a law clerk to Judge Bruce E. Kasold of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims. Prior to law school he worked for several years in politics and government relations. Dean is a 2006 graduate of The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, where he served as Production Editor of the Law Review. He also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Syracuse University. Dean is a member of the Maryland Bar.