Tristan Morales


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Tristan is an Aviation and Labor and Employment Counsel in the Washington D.C. Office.  

Tristan’s practice covers a wide range of labor-related issues in the airline industry.  He has significant experience representing major airlines in connection with the negotiation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements under the Railway Labor Act (“RLA”), as well as in arbitrations and federal court litigation concerning those agreements.  



Bar Admissions

  • California
  • District of Columbia


  • University of Virginia, J.D.: Supreme Court Litigation Clinic; Finance of Small Enterprise Clinic; Order of the Coif
  • Northwestern University, B.A., Political Science and Communication Studies; Two-Time National Debate Tournament (“NDT”) Champion

Professional Activities

Member of the Board of Directors

  • Washington DC Urban Debate League


  • Honorable Wayne Andersen, United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois

Recent Papers

  • “Pilot Duty and Rest Requirements: The FAA Puts its Past Approach to Bed as the New FAR 117 Requirements Take Off,” American Bar Association Railroad and Airline Labor Law Mid-Winter Meeting (March 2014) (with Aparna Joshi)