February 12, 2019

2019 Update Conference

2019 Update Conference
February 22, 2019
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City
Arlington, VA

Legislative Update: Legislative Updates and Outlook for 2019

Moderator: Andrea Newman, Retired Airline Executive, Washington, D.C.


Rachel Devine, 
Staff Director & Senior Counsel, Aviation Subcommittee, House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Washington, DC 

Michael Reynolds, Senior Professional Staff, Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, U.S. Senate, Washington, DC

Joel Bacon, American Association of Airport Executives, Washington, DC 

George Novak, 
National Air Carrier Association, Washington, DC

Litigation Update Panel: Can you Make a Federal Case Out of It?

Marc Warren, Partner, Jenner & Block, DC


Rob Delucia,
 Vice President, Labor and Employment, and Assistant General Counsel. Airlines for America, Washington, DC

James Sheppard, Litigation, Southwest Airlines, Washington, DC

Judy Nemsick, Partner, Holland & Knight, New York, NY

International Update: Air Traffic Rights in International Aviation

Moderator: Mike Goldman, Partner, Silverberg Goldman & Bikoff, Washington, DC


Zhihang Chi,
 Air ChinaVice President and General Manager of North America, Washington, DC

Rob Land, Senior VP of Government Affairs and Associate General Counsel, JetBlue, Washington, DC

Matt Cornelius, Executive Vice President Airports Council International – North America, Washington, DC

Brian Hedberg, Director, Office of International Aviation, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

Regulatory Update: DOT, FAA and TSA: Regulatory Reform Update and Enforcement Philosophies

Moderator: Laura Jennings, Special Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, LLP, Washington, DC


Nikki R. Harding, Assistant Chief Counsel, Civil Enforcement, Transportation Security Administration, Washington, DC

Dayton Lehman, Capitol Business Solutions, President (former DOT), Washington, DC 

Allan Horowitz, Partner LeClairRyan, (former FAA), Washington, DC 

Cynthia A. Dominik, Deputy Assistant Chief Counsel, Enforcement Division, FAA, Washington, DC

Kimberly Graber, Chief, Consumer Protection and Competition Law Branch, Office of the Assistant General Counsel for Aviation Enforcement and Proceedings, DOT, Washington, DC

Christopher Julius, American Airlines, Managing Director – Regulatory Affairs, Washington, DC

Security Technology: A Walk Through the Passenger Experience and the Impact of New and Emerging Technologies

Moderator: Bart Biggers, Shareholder, Winstead PC, Dallas, TX


Paul Alp, Special Counsel, Jenner & Block, Washington, DC 

Tiffany Baughman, Head of Legal - Digital Transformation, Airbus, Washington, DC 

Sametta Barnett, Director, Government Affairs, Delta Air Lines, Washington, DC

Howard Kass, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs, CLEAR, Washington, DC

Space: Update on Domestic and International Space Law Issues

Moderator: Franceska Schroeder, 
Principal, Fish & Richardson P.C., Washington, DC


Karl Kensinger, Deputy Chief, Satellite Division, Federal Communications Commission, Washington, DC

Michael Mineiro, Vice President, Legal and Regulatory, HawkEye 360, Herndon, VA

Paul Weber, General Counsel, Blue Origin, Kent, Washington

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Attendee List

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