August 09, 2019

2019 Annual Conference

2019 Annual Law Conference
September 12-13, 2019
Seattle, WA

Attendee List

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INTEGRATING NEW TECHNOLOGIES INTO THE NATIONAL AIRSPACE SYSTEM (NAS)

MODERATOR:
Joshua Turner
Partner, Wiley Rein

SPEAKERS:
Kimberly Darrin
Public Policy Director, AT&T Mobility, Bothell, Washington

Reggie Govan
Former Chief Counsel, FAA, Washington, DC

Dr. Tom Prevot
Director, Airspace Systems, Uber, San Francisco, CA

Bob Roth
Director, Software Development, Prime Air, Seattle, WA

  1. Amazon UTM Whitepaper
  2. Causby and Effect
  3. UAS Op-Ed IPP Former FAA Chief Counsel
  4. UAS Op_Ed NCSL Eyes in the Sky
  5. UAS ULC Govan Final Letter
  6. AT&T Flying COW COAM Solution

WHO ARE YOU, REALLY? A LOOK AT THE LEGAL ISSUES SURROUNDING IDENTITY VERIFICATION AND AVIATION SECURITY

MODERATOR:
Rachel Welford
Attorney, Cozen O’Connor, Washington, DC 

SPEAKERS:
Azhar Hussain
Legal Counsel, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, TX

Susan Prosnitz
Deputy Chief Counsel, Regulations & Security Standards, Transportation Security Administration, Washington, DC

Oliver Reimers
Corporate Counsel, JetBlue Airways, New York, NY

  1. Who Are You, Really? A Look at the Legal Issues Surrounding Identity Verification and Aviation
  2. Biometric State Laws
  3. Texas Privacy Protection Act

AIRLINE DISABILITY REGULATION: A NOSE-TO-TAIL REVIEW OF EMERGING GLOBAL TRENDS AND OTHER HOT TOPICS 

MODERATOR:
Evelyn Sahr
Chair, Aviation Group, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, Washington, DC

SPEAKERS:
Heather Ansley
Associate Executive Director, Government Relations, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Washington, DC

Livaughn Chapman
Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Doug Lavin
Vice President, Member and External Relations, North America, International Air Transport Association, Washington, DC

Maren L. Matal
Senior Attorney, Southwest Airlines, Washington, DC

  1. Disability Panel

COMPETITION: A 360-DEGREE VIEW OF AIRPORT ACCESS 

MODERATOR:
Bill Stallings
Partner, Mayer Brown, Washington, DC


SPEAKERS:
Sheryl Bregman
General Counsel, San Francisco International Airport, San Francisco, CA

Mika Clark Tupy
Managing Counsel – Anti-Trust & Competition, United Airlines, Chicago, IL

Peter Irvine
Associate Director, DOT Office of Aviation Analysis, Washington, DC

Bob Kneisley
Associate General Counsel, Southwest Airlines, Washington, DC

Huntley Lawrence
Director, Aviation Department, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, New York, NY

  1. The Law of Airport Capacity Management: Background and Recent Updates

AIRPORTS: HELP! WHAT HAPPENS WHEN EVERYTHING GOES WRONG?

MODERATOR:
Bill O’Connor
Partner, Cooley LLP, Washington, DC

SPEAKERS:
Amy Gonzalez
General Counsel, San Diego Airport, San Diego, CA

Daniel Ridlon
Partner, Perkins Coie, Seattle, WA

Kimberly Patrick
Deputy City Attorney, City of Atlanta (Hartsfield-Jackson Airport), Atlanta, GA

Tom Tanaka
Deputy General Counsel, Port of Seattle, Seattle, WA 

  1. Airports: Help! What Happens When Everything Goes Wrong?

DRONES: PUSHING THE REGULATORY ENVELOPE

MODERATOR:
Marc Warren
Partner, Jenner & Block, Washington, DC

SPEAKERS:
Sean Cassidy
Director, Safety & Regulatory, Amazon Prime Air, Seattle, WA 

Courtney Freeman
Attorney, FAA, Washington, DC

Michael Huerta
Former Administrator, FAA, Washington, DC

Sara Jones
Senior Manager, Boeing HorizonX, Seattle, WA

M. Anne Swanson
Partner, Wilkinson Barker Knauer 

  1. Keeping Railroads Secure from Drones

SPACE COMMERCE – STEADY GROWTH, ECONOMIC BUBBLE, OR SOMETHING ELSE? 

MODERATOR:
Michael Mendelson
Partner, Wissing Miller, Baltimore, MD

SPEAKERS:
David Karnes
Of Counsel, Kutack Rock, COMSTAC Member and former Senator from Nebraska, Omaha, NE 

Ruth-Pritchard Kelly
VP Regulatory Affairs, OneWeb, Washington, DC

Audrey Powers
Deputy General Counsel, Blue Origin, Washington, DC

  1. COMSTAC Relaunched: Structuring an Aviation and Space Regulatory Framework for the Future
  2. Space Commerce: Steady Growth, Economic Bubble, or Something Else? 

SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AT ALTITUDE

MODERATOR:
Jonathan DeMay
Partner, Condon & Forsyth LLP, New York, NY

SPEAKERS:
Tracey Campbell
Senior Vice President, Director of Airline Claims, Global Aerospace, Newark, NJ

Katheryn Frierson
AUSA, General Crimes Unit Supervisor (Seattle), U.S. Attorney’s Office, Seattle, WA

Caryn Jorgensen
Managing Shareholder, Mills Meyers Swartling, Seattle, WA

Javaria Neagle
Assistant General Counsel, United Airlines, Chicago, IL

Ingrid Arbuthnot-Stohl
Special Agent, FBI, Seattle, WA

Allie Wittenberger
Director Ethics & Compliance at Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA

  1. In-Flight Sexual Misconduct: Congressional Action and Air Carrier Liability

GENERAL COUNSEL PANEL: AVIATION IS THE ULTIMATE TEAM SPORT

MODERATOR:
Jim Miller
Retired Vice President Legal and Public Affairs, UPS Airlines, Washington, DC 

SPEAKERS:
Stella Belvisi
General Counsel, Airbus Americas, Herndon, VA

Sean Howe
FAA, Manager, Field Airworthiness Counsel Branch AGC-230, Washington, DC


Adam Kokas
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Atlas Air Worldwide, Purchase, NY

Kyle Levine
Vice President Legal, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Alaska Airlines, Seattle, WA

Amy Voigt Xenofs
Assistant Chief Counsel for General Law, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 

  1. Aviation is the Ultimate Team Sport
  2. The Arts
  3. Gary Kelly, Know the Play Southwest Magazine
  4. Law is Lagging Digitial Transformation
  5. What's Your Play? A Case for Templating Fallbacks and Playbooks
  6. FAA Aircraft Certification Service (AIR) Transformation - General Industry Briefing
  7. NTSB and Accident Investigations
  8. FAA Order 8020.11D Aircraft Accidents and Incident Notification, Investigation and Reporting
  9. New Take on "Mansfield Rule" Sets In-House Diversity Goals
  10. Boosting Diversity Through Innovation, Data & Behavioral Science 
  11. Passenger Name Record Privacy Policy
  12. IATA Environmental Policy
  13. First-Hand Account on Selected Legal Issues From the Recovery and Investigation of the Space Shuttle Columbia 
  14. NASA Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Moon Landing 
  15. NASA Governance and Strategic Management Handbook

TRENDS IN LITIGATION AND ENFORCEMENT

MODERATOR:
David Hernandez
Shareholder, Vedder Price, Washington, DC

SPEAKERS:
Anne Bechdolt
Senior Attorney, Federal Express, Washington, DC 

Lexi Fong
General Attorney, FAA Western Enforcement Team, Washington, DC

Jeff Novota
Assistant General Counsel, Southwest Airlines, Washington, DC

  1. Press Release – FAA Proposes 3.3. Million Civil Penalty
  2. Hinman LOI & Response
  3. FAA Order 8000
  4. FAA Compliance Program
  5. Amended Compliance
  6. An Analysis of a Multi-Million Dollar FAA Enforcement Action  

CONSUMER PROTECTION

MODERATOR:
David Berg
Retired Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Airlines for America, Las Vegas, NV

SPEAKERS:
Marcia Jones
Chief Strategy Officer, Canadian Transportation Agency, Toronto, ON

Jon-Peter Kelly
Assistant General Counsel, Delta Air Lines, Washington, DC

Laura Overton
General Counsel and VP of Legal Affairs, Allegiant Travel Company, Grand Rapids, MI

Blane Workie
Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

  1. CTA Accessible Air Transportation Regulation (ATPDR)
  2. CTA Air Passenger Protection Regulations (APPR)
  3. APPR - FAQs
  4. APPR - Summary
  5. APPR - Backgrounder
  6. ATPDR - FAQs
  7. ATPDR - Backgrounder
  8. Delta Air Lines Comments in DOT Docket OST-2018-0068-1157 - Traveling by Air with Service Animals (May 23, 2018)
  9. DOT/OST Rule Status List - Spring 2019
  10. DOT/Bradbury Memorandum on Procedural Requirements for Enforcement Actions (Feb. 15, 2019)
  11. DOT/Bradbury Memorandum on Review and Clearance of Guidance Documents (Dec. 20, 2018)
  12. A4A Comments - Legal Memorandum Regarding Guidance: Part 1 (Legal Principles) 
  13. Part 2 (Specific Recommendations) - in DOT Docket OST-2017-0069, Notice of Review of Guidance (May 8, 2019)

Meeting Brochure

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Upcoming Events: 

  1. Aviation Finance 
    December 5, 2019 - New York, NY