September 08, 2020

Drone Law Committee

Who We Are:


We are a community of government, in-house, and private practice attorneys engaged in the ever-changing law and policy of the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems, otherwise known as Drones.  We meet regularly in person and by teleconference to discuss emerging drone topics so that our members can address current issues, and anticipate future needs, to best serve their clients.  The Committee also provides exceptional networking opportunities, including an annual conference held each June.  The Committee strives to serve as the one-stop shop for attorneys interested in all aspects of drone law, as well as regulatory issues arising from governmental entities such as FAA.

To join, you must first be a member of the Forum on Air & Space Law and then join the Drone Law Committee.

We want to keep in touch!

We are now using ABA Connect to communicate with Drone Law Committee members.  This will allow for more community engagement and up-to-date information about conference calls. All committee members are encouraged to join in on the discussion.  You can learn how to use ABA Connect by watching this Tutorial Video.  Be sure to set your settings to the frequency of engagement that works for you!

Upcoming Events

Please check out the Forum on Air & Space Law page frequently to see all the Forum events.  There are often drone law panels at the Forum wide conferences and the Drone Law Committee hosts and annual conference in June in Washington D.C.

Past Events

The 2nd Annual Drone Law Conference was a success!  Thanks to all of you that participated by either being on the planning committee, a panel, or simply attending and adding to the conversation and our community.

2018 Forum on Air and & Space annual meeting and conference: On 27-28 September 2018, the Forum hosted two days full of great speakers from all aspects of the aerospace industry. Included was a Drone Committee hosted break-out session panel with a quick look at the past and a considerable look at the future of drone regulation in the U.S. Jennifer Trock of Baker McKenzie moderated the panel titled, Keep Calm and Drone On: Flying Beyond the Regulatory Line of Sight. Panel members Bill Goodwin (AirMap), LTC Kelli Hooke (U.S. Army), and Lisa Ellman (Hogan Lovells) had a lively discussion on the FAA Reauthorization Act which included the Preventing Emerging Threats Act of 2018 and the role of federalism and state tort law in the future of drone regulation.

Join the Drone Law Committee

Committee membership offers you the opportunity to exchange ideas and gain insight from others who share your interests and expertise.

Register Here

The Drone Law Committee is looking for speakers and topic ideas for the next call.

Please contact Kelli A. Hooke or Dean Griffith with your input.

ABA drone related publications

Publications written by committee members

Zoom Meetings