November 19, 2019

2020 Air & Space Law Update Conference

 February 28th, 2020

February 28th, 2020

Washington, DC

2020 Update Conference
February 28th, 2020
W Hotel | Washington, DC

Meeting Schedule

8:45 am

The Legislative Outlook in a Presidential Election Year

Ed Mortimer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington, DC

Alex Burkett, House Aviation Subcommittee, Washington, DC

Michael Reynolds, Senate Commerce Committee, Washington, DC

Holly Woodruff Lyons, House Aviation Subcommittee, Washington, DC

Kristine O’Brien, Airlines for America, Washington, DC

9:45 – 10:30 am

A Day in the Life of an Attorney in Air Cargo


Dontai Smalls, UPS, Washington, DC

Brenda Allen, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Louisville, KY

Amy Bianchino, FedEx, Washington, DC

George Kopscay, Atlas Air, Purchase, NY

10:30 – 10:45 am  Networking Break

10:45 – 11:15 am

Emerging Drone Technologies and Regulatory Evolution

Lisa Ellman, Hogan Lovells, Washington, DC

11:15-11:45 am

Getting to Space - Virgin Galactic's Legal and Regulatory Journey

Mike French, Aerospace Industry Association, Arlington, VA

Richard Dalbello
, Virgin Galactic, Washington, DC

11:45 am - 12:00 pm - NO CLE

Airline Distribution: Observations on Industry Developments and DOJ's lawsuit challenging Sabre's acquistion of Farelogix

Laura Collins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington, DC 

12:00 pm       

 Luncheon:  Wheels Up – Innovation and Competition in Private Aviation

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Complex Airport Issues: What you need to know about Public-Private Infrastructure, Other Complex Transactions, and PFAS


David Y. Bannard, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, Boston, MA 


Garland L. Reid, Delta Air Lines, Atlanta, GA

Eric A.S. Richards, O’Melveny, Los Angeles, CA

Neal Attermann, Citi, New York, NY

Brett Smith, Propeller Airports, New York, NY

PFAS: What You Need to Know  

Jeff Longsworth, Barnes and Thornburg, Washington, DC

2:30 – 3:00 pm      

Consolidation in the U.S. Airline Industry: Myths vs Facts

Darin Lee, Compass Lexecon, Boston, MA

 3:20 pm       

 Networking Break

3:30 pm                    

FAA Perspectives on Safety Certification  

Jeff Klang, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Washington, DC

4:00 – 5:00 pm       

Passenger Aviation in the Digital Age

Thomas Canfield, Spirit Airlines, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Michael Carbone, JetBlue Airways, New York, NY

5:00 pm  


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CLE Credit

The ABA will seek 6.25 hours of CLE credit in 60-minute states, and 7.5 hours of CLE credit for this program in 50-minute states. Credit hours are estimated and are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules. Please visit the website for program CLE details or visit for general information on CLE at the ABA. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit or contact Dawn R. Holiday or 312-988- 5660.