IAWA selects Woman of Excellence Award recipient

The International Aviation Women’s Association (IAWA) has chosen Elizabeth Freidenberg of Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic as the recipient of the 2013 IAWA Aviation Industry Woman of Excellence Award.

The award recognizes women who are leaders in the field of aviation, have demonstrated a commitment to the advancement of women in the industry and are respected as team players by men and women alike.

Freidenberg has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the advancement of women in the aviation industry, according to IAWA officials. She has served on IAWA’s board for many years and is currently an active member of the Advisory Board.

IAWA Past President Katherine Posner spoke of Freidenberg, “Elizabeth has been an inspiration in so many ways — as a trailblazer for women in aviation law, for her boundless energy and enthusiasm and of course her unfailing support of other women and IAWA. She truly is a Woman of Excellence.”

A graduate of the University of Buenos Aires Law School with a master in Air Law of the Argentine Air Force Institute of Air and Space Law, Freindenberg has concentrated her practice in aviation law in what it is today Freidenberg, Freidenberg & Lifsic Law Firm.

Freidenberg has been appointed by the Argentine government to various committees to advise on aviation regulatory matters and aerospace law and is often invited as an expert in aviation matters by governments and associations. She was a member of the Governmental Commission appointed to update the Argentine Aircraft Register Executive Order governing the Argentine Aeronautical Code and was also appointed advisor in aviation matters to the Argentine Secretary of Privatization.

She has lectured on aviation law at the University of Buenos Aires Law School, at the Argentine Air Force Institute of Air and Space Law, and at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University as well as in international conferences such as IATA Legal Symposium; Aviation Law Association of Australia and New Zealand, Copa Legal Symposium; ALA (Asociación Líneas Aéreas de Costa Rica), BAR Association of Montevideo, Uruguay, Brazilian Institute of Air and Space Law, and ACI (American Conference Institute Annual forum) Aviation – Litigation.

The award will be presented during IAWA’s 25th Annual Conference which will take place in Panama City, Nov. 18-20.

For more information: IAWA.org


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