Jeff Shane is a partner at the international law firm of Hogan Lovells , based at the firm's Washington, DC, headquarters. His practice is focused on regulatory, legislative, transactional, and policy-related matters arising in transportation. He returned to the firm in May 2008 after completing the most recent of five tours of duty with the U.S. Department of Transportation, serving most recently as Under Secretary for Policy, a Presidentially-appointed and Senate-confirmed position. He has also held a variety of other senior transportation policy positions at DOT and the State Department. From 1994 through 2001 Shane was Chair of the Commission on Air Transport of the International Chamber of Commerce and Chair of the Military Airlift Committee of the National Defense Transportation Association. He was Chair of the ABA Air & Space Law Forum from 2000 to 2001. From 1985 through 1989, he was Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University, teaching a course in International Transportation Law. Shane is the recipient of a number of professional recognitions, including Aviation Week's L. Welch Pogue Award for lifetime achievement in aviation. In September 2007 he was elected President of the triennial Assembly of the UN International Civil Aviation Organization, the first American to serve in that position since 1959. Shane received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University and his law degree from Columbia University, where he was Articles Editor of the Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar. He and his family live in Washington, DC.