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June 13, 2019

ABA Drone Law conference looks at expansion, integration, best practices

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2019 – The American Bar Association will sponsor  Drone Law Conference 2019  on Tuesday, June 18, in Washington, D.C., with panels conducted by industry experts discussing topics such as the expansion of drone use, recent policy changes, counter-drone technology, best practices, traffic management and cybersecurity issues related to the operation of these unmanned aerial vehicles.

Jay Merkle, executive director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office, will give the luncheon keynote address at 12:30 p.m.

What:    ABA Drone Law Conference 2019
                  Sponsored by the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law 

  Tuesday, June 18

Jones Day
                  300 New Jersey Ave., NW
                  Washington, D.C. 20001

Program highlights include:

“Parsing the Preemption Puzzle: Where Is the Line?
” — This panel will address the expansion of the use of drones and the various local, state and federal actions to oversee their use.
9-10 a.m.

“Connecting Counter-UAS Solutions Within the Interagency and Industry Partners, Making Use of New Legal Authority
” — This panel will address legal challenges and opportunities as it relates to current federal and state legislation. The development of counter-drone technology in the areas of national security, homeland defense, airport security, and flight safety will be discussed as well as potential legislation.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

“Cybersecurity Issues Facing the Drone Community”
— This panel will discuss data, which is at the core of drone operations in everything from infrastructure inspections, agriculture, newsgathering and real estate. They will discuss the cybersecurity issues related to the operation of drones also the data they collect.
2:30-3:45 p.m.

A complete agenda can be found online here

For media credentials to cover the conference, contact Betsy Adeboyejo at [email protected]  or (202) 662-1039.

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