2018 Embry-Riddle Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium Schedule at a Glance
The Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium provides a forum for aviation attorneys, insurance personnel and other professionals involved and interested in aviation law and insurance to discuss relevant issues. The focus is on present conditions, practices and future trends. The annual meeting, supported by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, consists of presentations, panel discussions and plenary sessions that facilityate interaction and communication among all participants. 

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17, 2018

6:30 – 7:00 p.m. Cocktails for Speaker’s Dinner (by invitation only)

7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Speaker’s Dinner at the Orchid Room and Verandah (recreation level of Hyatt)

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18, 2018

8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks: Gary W. Allen, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Former Director Aviation and Admiralty, Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Williamsburg, VA and Paul Leonard, Program Co-Chair, CEO, Charles Taylor Adjusting, Aviation USA, Dallas TX 

MORNING SESSION: SURVEYING THE SCENE
MODERATOR: PAUL LEONARD

8:30 – 9:15 a.m. The New Legislative, Regulatory and Business Landscape Worldwide
Joanne Young, Esq., Kirstein & Young, Washington, D.C.

9:15 – 9:45 a.m. Insurance Issues, Fresh and Familiar
Nicole Wolfe-Stout, Esq., Strawinski & Stout, Atlanta, GA

9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Water Wings: Staying Afloat in Admiralty Law
Robert Kelly, Esq., U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

10:15 – 10:30 a.m. Morning Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Commercial Space Law: Finally, the New Frontier
Tim Bass, Esq., Kennedy Space Center, Titusville, FL

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Aviation’s Big Bang: Exploring the UAV Universe

11:00 – 11:30 a.m. The New Galaxy: Representing UAV Operators
                        Jon Olafson, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP, Denver, CO

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Insuring the Swarm: Coverage Issues for UAVs
Brad Mathison, Fearless Eye, Inc., Kansas City, MO

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon - From the Manufacturer: The General State of Aviation
                       John Sams, Esq., Bell Helicopter, Fort Worth, TX


AFTERNOON SESSION: GOING GLOBAL
MODERATOR: MARC MOLLER, ESQ.

2:15 – 3:15 p.m. International Jurisdiction Issues: Where and Why to Sue
Marc Moller, Esq., Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY, Mia Wouters, Advokaat, LVP Law, Brussels, Brian ALexander, Esq., Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY; Christopher Carlsen, Esq., Clyde & Co., US, LLP, New York, NY, Luis Cervantes, Esq., Cervantes Sainz, Mexico City, Mexico

3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Getting to “Resolved:” Preparing Your Plaintiffs’ or Defense Damages Case
Plaintiff's view: Michael Slack, Esq., Slack & Davis, LLP, Austin, TX 
                        Defense view: Morgan Campbell, Esq., LeClair Ryan, Alexandria, VA

4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Drag and Drop: Unruly Customers, Tarmac Delays and Passenger Compensation Issues
                        Steven Marks, Esq., Podhurst Orseck, Miami, FL; Chris Kelly, Esq., Holland & Knight, LLP, New York, NY

4:45 p.m.         ADJOURN

6:30 – 8:30 p.m. WELCOME RECEPTION

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

MORNING SESSION: THE FEDS: FRIENDS AND FOES
MODERATOR: GARY W. ALLEN, ESQ.

8:15 a.m.         Opening Remarks

8:30 – 9:15 .m.  Effective Preparation and Use of Forensic [or Demonstrative] Evidence
Petra Justice, Esq., Banker Lopez Gassler, Tampa, FL
                         Ted E. Dunlap, Esq., RTI Group, LLC, Stevensville, MD

9:15 -10:00 a.m. Navigating New Enforcement Realities
Kathy Yodice, Esq., Yodice Associates, Frederick, MD

10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Morning Coffee Break

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. Sitting Down and Settling Up with Uncle Sam: the FTCA, Military Claims and the Foreign Claims Act
Orla Brady, Esq., U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, D.C.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Ethics: More Circumnavigating the Buildups
             Gary W. Allen, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Former Director Aviation and Admiralty, Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Williamsburg, VA

12:00 – 2:00 p.m. LUNCHEON, SCHOLARSHIP PRESENTATION & CECILE S. HATFIELD AWARD CEREMONY

AFTERNOON SESSION: PRODUCTIVITY AND PROTECTION FOR YOUR PRACTICE
MODERATOR: GARY W. ALLEN, ESQ.

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Representing ATC Contractors: the New Paradigm?
                        Gary W. Allen, Esq., Program Co-Chair, Former Director Aviation and Admiralty, Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice, Williamsburg, VA; Ed Booth, Esq., Quintairos Prieto Wood & Boyer PA, Jacksonville, FL

3:00 – 3:45 p.m. Are the Russians REALLY Coming? Cybersecurity and Your Practice
Ronald Herold, PhD, NCSA, MEII, Aircraft-Appraiser.com, Washington D.C.

3:45 p.m. ADJOURN


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