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UAS Insider Briefing

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UAS Insider Briefing

Thursday, June 1 2017
9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Dentons’ Washington, DC, office
Founders Conference Room
1900 K Street NW
Washington, DC 20006


An Exclusive Program Focused on the Information You Need

What a difference a year makes! In 2016, nearly everyone thought they knew where drone laws and regulations were heading. Now, with Washington turned upside down, the future has become less certain. The issuance of new rules for drone flights over populated areas, which looked like a sure thing for early 2017, are in a holding pattern. With a federal hiring freeze in place and big budget cuts on the table, agency priorities are being reevaluated and refocused. In addition, Congress will have its own say on priorities as the FAA braces for another round of reauthorization fights.

While it is impossible to know where federal drone laws and policies are headed, it’s imperative to consider the possibilities. Even imperfect analysis is preferable to flying blind! This insider briefing will provide you with a thorough update on where we are, a roadmap for what we think the regulatory landscape will look like, and advice to help you thrive in this rapidly changing environment.

You will hear lively and informative discussions by officials from the FAA and the NTSB, experts from the UAS industry and leading aviation lawyers touching on all aspects of UAS operations and regulations, including:

  • Insider views on Congressional actives, a briefing on the FAA appropriations fight, and how you can position your company to take advantage of what is coming
  • Anti-drone technologies—how is the government acting to remove the numerous legal and regulatory obstacles to deploying these new technologies?
  • The Safety Act….the ultimate liability protection for your drone operation
  • How to get approval for what you can’t do under Part 107 (e.g., beyond visual line of sight operations and package delivery) and opportunities presented by the new administration
  • A mid-year review of changes in state and local drone laws
  • The nuts and bolts of buying and selling UAS services and other contractual, commercial and insurance issues
  • The current FAA regulatory landscape—where it’s going and how you can get a “seat at the table.”

Dentons’ UAS practice group includes attorneys and professionals who are well versed in FAA regulatory and enforcement issues, liability, risk management, insurance, commercial/contract issues, intellectual property, export control, government affairs and other legal issues involved in operating UAS in the commercial world.

Who Should Attend?

Any company that wants to be prepared for the future of the UAS industry


This program is free to attend, but seats are limited and must be reserved. Lunch will be provided to attendees.


Please contact Barbara Butler at +1 703 336 8704 or barbara.butler@dentons.com