2018 Symposium

Materials for CLE

Wednesday, January 17

No Educational Sessions Offered


Thursday, January 18

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
Moller Presentation
Carlsen Presentation
Cervantes Presentation

 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


Friday, January 19

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

 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

 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