On June 5, three Steptoe lawyers will participate in the ABA’s 2018 Drone Law Conference.  Steptoe associate Rebecca Lipe will moderate and partner Dane Jaques will participate on a panel titled “Safety Challenges & Accident Reporting.” The panel will focus on the NTSB process from investigation through litigation and potential pitfalls related to Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and automated vehicles (AV). Steptoe partner Stephanie Roy will also participate on a panel titled “Counter-Drone Solutions to Public Safety Concerns,” which will address the need to integrate counter-drone technology into the National Airspace System—and the legal challenges (including with current law and pending legislation) involved with doing so.

(For a take on trade compliance issues related to drones and unmanned technology, see “Unmanned Systems and Export Controls: What your Company Needs to Know” in the May 2018 edition of Unmanned Systems magazine.)