October 01, 2018

Experts to discuss latest in aviation and space litigation at ABA conference Oct. 18-19

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2018 — In-house counsel from the aviation industry, insurers and the government will convene Oct. 18-19 to discuss new and continuing challenges facing the aviation, space and insurance sectors during the Contemporary Aviation & Space Litigation: A World Viewconference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

What:   
Contemporary Aviation & Space Litigation: A World View
Sponsored by the ABA Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice Section’s
Aviation and Space Law Committee

When:  
Oct. 18-19, 2018

Where: 
The Ritz-Carlton
1150 22nd Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20037

Marion C. Blakey, immediate past president and CEO at Rolls Royce North America, Inc., will deliver the keynote address on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 12:15-1:30 p.m.

A Friday program, “Views from the Bench,” 9:30-10:30 a.m., features federal judges discussing past aviation litigation and providing practical pointers and insights from their experience in high stakes cases. Participating U.S. District Court judges are Timothy C. Batten, Sr., Northern District of Georgia in Atlanta; William G. Young, District of Massachusetts in Boston; and John Robert Blakey, Northern District of Illinois in Chicago.

Program highlights include:

“Recent Developments in Aviation and Space Law” — This panel will review and analyze recent aviation-related decisions presented by counsels for the plaintiff, defense and government.

Thursday, 8:05-9:05 a.m.

“Space Risks: Where We Are and Where We Are Headed” — Panelists will discuss current challenges and opportunities in the space industry, insurance coverages, claim dispute resolution and the future of space exploration and commercialization.

Thursday, 1:30-2:15 p.m.

“New World Order: Navigating the Arbitration Landscape” — With the ever-increasing utilization of arbitration as an ADR tool for resolving disputes between co-defendants and insurers in high-exposure and high-complexity aviation cases, the panel will examine and discuss the arbitration process, recent trends and practical tips for putting forth the strongest case possible.

Friday, 10:45-11:30 a.m.

The complete agenda can be found online.

This event is open to members of the press at no charge. For media credentialing, please contact Robert Robinson at Robert.Robinson@americanbar.org.

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