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My previous role as in-house counsel at a global provider of outsourced aircraft and aviation operating services has laid the foundation for representing aviation and aerospace clients at Adams and Reese. Our clients value my in-depth understanding of the industry, connections to industry leaders, knowledge of regulatory and compliance requirements, and reputation for applying innovative thinking to drive solutions to complex problems.

Tyler Conklin is a member of the Adams and Reese Aviation and Aerospace Team within the law firm’s Intersection of Business and Government Practice. She has substantial experience providing comprehensive legal advice on compliance, risk management, and strategy across diverse aspects of aviation business and operations.

Prior to joining Adams and Reese, Tyler served as in-house counsel at Atlas Air, Inc., where she was the legal focal for the Flight Operation Department of the leading international cargo airline. In her role, Tyler advised senior leaders and worked closely with the Flight Operation Department as well as outside legal counsel around the world to manage projects, address compliance matters, and support the business and operational needs of the company.

Tyler is experienced in risk analysis, contract negotiation, sophisticated internal investigations, legal compliance, HR and Legal policy creation, disciplinary actions, and union relations.

Tyler’s additional representative experience includes:

  • Advising senior leaders on strategy in complex matters involving compliance and operational issues.
  • Union negotiations, encompassing Collective Bargaining Agreements (CBAs), grievance procedures, and ensuring compliance with relevant CBAs.
  • Counsel on crew employee relations matters, including voluntary safety reporting programs, investigations, grievances, disciplinary actions, and settlement agreements.
  • Serving as a representative at industry events and trade associations.
  • Global investigations regarding employee misconduct, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and compliance failure; provide litigation support for cases concerning anti-discrimination, harassment, and whistleblower complaints, including EEOC and AIR21 claims.
  • Worldwide development and implementation of compliance initiatives, maintaining close oversight of outside legal counsel in the U.S., Asia-Pacific, and Europe.

Tyler earned her J.D. from University of Connecticut School of Law, receiving an Energy and Environmental Law Certificate. She studied abroad at University College Dublin in Ireland. Tyler was a judicial intern for the Hon. Alfred Covello, Senior U.S. District Judge for the District of Connecticut, and she interned for the Connecticut Fund for the Environment, gaining experience in environmental regulations at the federal and state levels. Tyler was a teaching and research assistant, facilitating core principles of constitutional law for international LLM students. While in law school, Tyler worked in the legal department of a major aerospace manufacturer.

Tyler received her B.A. in Political Science and International Studies at Pittsburg State University. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at Saint Petersburg State Polytechnic University in Russia, earning a certificate in Russian Language.

Tyler is a co-author of the Adams and Reese Aviation and Aerospace Liftoff Blog.

Disclaimer: Admitted in Connecticut. D.C. application pending.
Working under the supervision of D.C. licensed attorneys.


  • University of Connecticut School of Law, J.D., 2018
  • Pittsburg State University, B.A., 2015

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