Foreign Air Carriers
IASA Audit Preparation
US Regulatory Process
Candidate of Science (PhD), Moscow State Linguistics University
Undergraduate Degree, Moscow State Linguistics University
Ekaterina (Katya) Grimes is a Partner and co-founder of The Wicks Group, PLLC, reflecting the firm’s multi-disciplinary nature. She has nearly 25 years of experience in assisting aviation-related clients with US regulatory requirements and processes, and specializes in helping foreign air carriers understand requirements for doing business in the US. In coordination with firm attorneys, Katya routinely assists air carriers with start-up and ongoing operations tasks involving the US Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Treasury Department, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, and US Citizenship and Immigration Service. She also assist foreign air carriers with the certification and licensing processes of Canadian aviation authorities.
Prior to joining The Wicks Group, Katya was a Russian Specialist at a major Washington, DC law firm. She also participated in the Duke University Fuqua School of Business Program for Entrepreneurs from the Soviet Union.