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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Cancelled - UAS 101: Flight Operations, Insurance and Aviation Law

Start Date: 5/22/2018 5:30 PM EDT
End Date: 5/22/2018 8:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

1800 M Street, NW
Suite 800 N
Washington, DC  United States  20036

Organization Name: Women's Bar Association

Email: admin@wbadc.org
Phone: 202.639.8880

This event has been Cancelled, maybe rescheduled in the fall.

Presented by: Insurance Law and In-House Counsel Forum

Lisa Ellman, Partner, Hogan Lovells
M. Anne SwansonPartner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP
Marc Warren, Partner, Jenner & Block
Abigail LacyVice President – Sales, Measure
Jennifer D. Ambrose, Lead Senior Attorney, FAA Office of Chief Counsel, Regulations Division

Hear from women who are nationally recognized experts in UAS and Aviation. They will share their experiences with insurance and technology in this rapidly changing field.

Advance Registration:
Members $15
Non-Members $25
Student Members $15
After May 17, 2018:
Members $20
Non-Members $30
Student Members $20

Lisa Ellman, Partner, Hogan Lovells and Co-founder and Co-leader of the Commercial Drone Alliance: Ms. Ellman is widely recognized as one of the "world's foremost authorities on drones and law". She offers a unique perspective and vast experience to clients, helping them push policy boundaries forward and get ahead in the fast-changing regulatory environment. As chair of Hogan Lovells UAS practice, her focus is on expanding the commercial drone industry. She also focuses on UAS security efforts and recently hosted the Domestic Drone Security Summit, for the first time ever bringing national security agencies together with industry to explore collaboration opportunities around drone security. Ms. Ellman has held a variety of positions at top levels of the executive branch at the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”).
Most recently, she led the DOJ's effort to develop a policy that would govern the use of UAS in the United States and represented the DOJ in the federal interagency process considering UAS-related policy issues. She is a highly sought-after thought leader on drones law and policy. Her opinions have been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune Magazine, and other publications — and she regularly appears on television to talk about the latest developments. Ms. Ellman was recently featured in Fortune's "Most Powerful Women" series for her efforts to develop a policy to govern drone use in the United States. She also delivered a TEDx talk in 2014.
M. Anne Swanson, Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP: Ms. Swanson is an administrative law expert who helps navigation, aviation, communications, and unmanned vehicle companies solve their regulatory problems. During her 30-plus year career, she has worked on a wide variety of agency rulemakings, enforcement matters, mergers, and financial transactions involving GPS and other device manufacturers, media firms, aviation companies, and investors. More and more, her practice focuses on complex spectrum issues and new technologies, such as unmanned aerial vehicles and “smart transportation” systems. Ms. Swanson draws on her experience in all three branches of government to achieve regulatory “wins” for her clients. While her work frequently focuses initially on agency-based challenges – usually before the FAA, FCC, or NTIA – she has utilized clever legislative and judicial strategies, when necessary, to obtain the administrative results clients desire. Ms. Swanson has been recognized by leading publications like Chambers USA, Legal 500, and Super Lawyers as one of the nation’s top administrative lawyers. Anne is also a graduate of Yale Law School.
Marc Warren, Partner, Jenner & Block:
Mr. Warren is co-chair of the firm’s Aviation and Aerospace Practice and has a wide range of experience in aviation matters including those involving U.S. and foreign airlines, aerospace manufacturing, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commercial space transportation, airports and infrastructure, business aviation, product certification, safety management systems, hazardous materials transport, government contracts, rulemaking and policy, litigation and government investigations. He helps lead a practice that extends the firm’s already strong reputation in serving clients in the transportation sector. The practice provides full-service, multi-disciplinary capabilities in areas such as antitrust and competition, environmental, international, regulatory, government contracts, administrative compliance and enforcement, business transactions and litigation matters, including investigations and arbitrations.
Mr. Warren also has significant experience in government ethics, complex investigations and regulatory enforcement, national security law, public international law and military law.
Before joining the firm in 2017, Mr. Warren was chair of a large DC-based law firm’s Aviation Group and a partner in its Administrative Law and Regulatory Group. Previously, Mr. Warren served as acting chief counsel and deputy chief counsel of the Federal Aviation Administration, among other roles there. Before his FAA appointment, he served in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps, from which he retired in 2007 after having been selected for promotion to brigadier general.

Abigail Lacy, Vice President – Sales, Measure: As Vice President of Sales at Measure, the nation's leading Drone as a Service® company, Ms. Lacy assists customers in leveraging best-in-class technology for safe, legal, and insured UAS flight operations that deliver specific, low risk and
cost-effective actionable data without unnecessary the capital expense and operating risks of establishing their own drone programs. Prior to joining Measure, she was an Inside Sales Executive and an Account Executive for MemoryBlue, an inside sales consulting firm based outside of Washington, D.C. Ms. Lacy is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, a graduate of James Madison University and an actively supports Special Olympics Virginia as the Area 26 Coordinator and Site Manager for Soccer and Basketball.

Jennifer D. Ambrose, Lead Senior Attorney for UAS Integration, Federal Aviation Administration: Ms. Ambrose is the lead attorney and expert on all legal matters related to Unmanned Aircraft Systems for the FAA’s Office of Chief Counsel, Regulations Division. In her eleven years with the FAA, Ms. Ambrose has provided expert legal advice and support for major UAS programs including the UAS Integration Pilot Program (UAS IPP), Pathfinder programs, Partnerships for Safety, the Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC), and major rulemaking initiatives. Ms. Ambrose regularly presents on FAA policies and positions regarding UAS and has been a featured speaker for the American Bar Association, the International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization, and the American Law Institute, among others. Prior to this position, Ms. Ambrose served as a Program Manager in the FAA’s UAS Integration Office where she project managed the FAA’s Strategic Plan to Integrate UAS into the National Airspace System and its initial Implementation Plan. Ms. Ambrose holds a Juris Doctor and a Masters in International Affairs from the American University Washington College of Law and School of International Service. She received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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Closed: 5/21/2018 11:01 AM

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