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February 20, 2020

ABA Forum on Air & Space Law to host conference Feb. 28 in Washington

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2020 — U.S. Representative Rick Larsen, the House Aviation Subcommittee chairman, and Christina Aizcorbe, U.S. Department of Transportation deputy general counsel, will be keynote speakers at the American Bar Association Forum on Air & Space Law’s  2020 Update Conference  on Feb. 28 in Washington, D.C. The event will feature leading air and space law experts who will focus on the legislative outlook in a presidential election year,  emerging drone technologies, space travel, complex public/private transactions, DOT regulatory updates and passenger experience in the digital age.

What:   2020 Update Conference
                Sponsored by the ABA Forum on Air & Space Law

When:  Friday, Feb. 28, from 8-5 p.m.

Where: W Hotel
                  515 15th Street, N.W.
                   Washington, D.C. 20004

Larsen the House Aviation Subcommittee chairman, will give the opening keynote speech at 8:15 a.m., and Aizcorbe will also give remarks at 3 p.m. At noon, Gail Grimmett, Delta Air Lines senior vice president and Wheels Up Chief Experience officer, will talk about the evolving aviation industry involving technology and innovation in private jet travel.

Air and space issues and challenges will be explored by aviation experts from leading air and space law firms, private companies, the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Chamber of Commerce,  FedEx, UPS, Atlas Air, House Aviation Subcommittee, Senate Commerce Committee, Airlines for America, Louisville Regional Airport Authority, Hogan Lovells, Aerospace Industry Association, Virgin Galactic,  Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Washington, D.C.; Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, Boston; Citi, Propeller Airports, New York; Barnes and Thornburg, Washington, D.C.; Compass Lexecon in Boston, Spirit Airlines, and JetBlue Airways.

The complete schedule can be viewed online.

This event is open to members of the press. For media credentialing, please contact Betsy Adeboyejo at [email protected].

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