Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP Launches Unmanned Aircraft Systems Industry Team

Building on the firm’s experience representing clients in the aviation and other leading edge, high-tech sectors, Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP announces the launch of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry team.

“Lewis Roca Rothgerber recognizes the virtually unlimited business potential presented by the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems in a wide range of industries and applications,” said Managing Partner Ken Van Winkle, Jr. “As we continue to deliver on our commitment to meeting the evolving legal needs of our clients, the creation of the UAS or drone law group is a logical next step.”

Unmanned aircraft systems, also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones, are quickly becoming an invaluable tool for industries spanning from agriculture to utilities. While the UAS industry experiences rapid and unprecedented growth, federal and state regulatory bodies are working diligently to safeguard the nation’s public airspace, to protect the rights of individuals and companies and to mitigate the risks of a rapidly developing technology.

Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s UAS multidisciplinary team, led by Tom Dougherty, is comprised of attorneys from the aviation, administrative law, corporate and securities, international business law, government contracts, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions and regulatory compliance practices.

Our attorneys advise clients on issues including: FAA and other federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement; UAS operations, guidelines and training; insurance and risk management concerns; intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets); export controls; licensing, contracts and other transactional matters; litigation; private property rights and privacy and data collection issues.

Members of Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s UAS team include:

Tom Dougherty, Team Leader
Anne Aikman-Scalese
Timothy Clausen
Ross Crown
Martin Enriquez
Joel Fry
Greg Harris
Dennis Jontz
William Nelson
Thomas Nguyen
Ben Ochoa
Tam Thanh Pham
Alaina Stedillie

Rick Trachok

Brian Blakley

To read recent posts regarding the FAA’s proposed UAS rulemaking, visit our blog at: http://blog.lrrc.com/energy

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