Agenda

Schedule at a Glance

The Embry-Riddle Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium schedule below is tentative, and subject to change.

The Embry-Riddle Aviation Law and Insurance Symposium schedule below is tentative, and subject to change.

Program of Events

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22, 2020

 

12:30 p.m. ALIS 2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. ALIS 2019 SPEAKER/SPONSOR DINNER (by invitation only)

 

 

 THURSDAY JANUARY 23, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m. Introductions and program overview, Gary W. Allen, Program Committee Co-Chair, Williamsburg, VA,

Morning Sessions:
Marc Moller, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY - Lead and Presiding

8:45 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Marc Moller, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, (lead)

Christopher Hart, Chair, Joint Authorities Technical Review B-737 MAX, Washington, D.C.; Vincent Correia, Professor, Université Paris Sud, Paris; Vincent Barbaud, Legal Counsel and CIFRE Fellow, AIRBUS, Paris; Jeffrey Shane, General Counsel, IATA, Geneve

“Aircraft Certification: Getting It Right”
SUMMARY: This powerhouse plenary session brings together an unmatched panel of internationally-known experts and authorities to consider issues of international comity in the certification of aircraft raised by, but not limited to, the B-737 MAX. What are the issues for regulators, for national and international air carriers, and for the counsel representing business, financial, and personal injury clients?

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break/Networking Time

11:00 a.m. – Noon Plenary Session: Timothy McSwain, Program Committee Co-Chair, Williamsburg, VA; Ann Thornton Field, Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP, Philadelphia, PA, and Justin Green, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY (leads); Kevin Murphy, Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty, Atlanta, GA; Steven Allen, QBE, New York, NY, and Noreen Brogan, AIG, New York, NY

“Insurers are From Mars, Outside Counsel are From Venus: Can This Relationship be Saved??”
SUMMARY: All committed relationships require work. What can we learn from Tim McSwain, former Director of Claims for Allianz, and these experienced practitioners for plaintiffs and defense, Justin Green of Kreindler & Kreindler and Ann Thornton Field of Gordon Rees?

12:00 – 1:30 Luncheon

Afternoon Sessions:
Kathleen A. Yodice, Yodice Associates, Washington, D.C. - Lead and Presiding

1:45 – 3:00 p.m. Plenary Session: Kathleen A. Yodice, Yodice Associates (lead)
Michael McKinley, FAA Litigation (invited); Jol Silversmith, KMA Zuckert, Washington, D.C.; Lauren Haertlein, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Washington, D.C.

“Government Affairs: Growing Fleets, Filling Seats and Continuing Airport Access.”
SUMMARY: General aviation is a key to aviation industry’s growth. Kathy Yodice leads this panel to discuss and offer practice tips on how the FAA and industry can responsibly ease the complexities of the certification of pilots, mechanics and aircraft, and the role that counsel play in advocating for clients in this process. Mike McKinley shares the FAA’s perspective on the state of aviation litigation against the government. Lauren Haertlein provides GAMA’s insights into the future for the GA fleet and the need for enlarging and protecting the pilot and mechanic populations. Jol Silversmith of KMA Zuckert gives a litigator’s perspective on whether airports are being helped or hampered by litigation.

Deep-Dive Sessions 3:30 – 4:15 p.m.; 4:15 - 5:00
(Sessions will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will repeat again at 4:15 p.m. Attendees are able to choose two (2) deep-dive sessions to attend)

Litigation and Airport Issues: Michael McKinley, Federal Aviation Administration, Washington D.C., (invited); and Jol Silversmith, Esq., KMA Zuckert, Washington, D.C.

Insurance Relationships: Timothy McSwain, Program Committee Co-Chair, Williamsburg, VA and Ann Thornton Field, Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP, Philadelphia, PA

General Aviation Issues: Kathleen A. Yodice, Yodice Associates, Washington, D.C. and Lauren Haertlein, General Aviation Manufacturers Association, Washington D.C.

Automation and Regulation: Christopher Hart, Chair, Joint Authorities Technical Review B-737 MAX, Washington, D.C.; Vincent Correia, Professor, Université Paris Sud, Paris; Vincent Barbaud, Legal Counsel and CIFRE Fellow, AIRBUS, Paris

5:00 p.m. Program adjournment

5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Reception and Static Display of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Drone Fleet
Enjoy drinks, hors d’oeuvres and the ERAU sUAS “petting zoo” with introductions and explanations by their handlers.

 

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24, 2020

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast 

8:00 a.m. Program Open and Welcome: Timothy McSwain, Program Committee Co-Chair, Presiding

8:15 – 9:15 a.m. Plenary Session: “Ethics: More Circumnavigating the Buildups”
Gary W. Allen, Program Committee Co-Chair, Williamsburg, VA
SUMMARY: presents another of his widely-acclaimed presentations that use an aviation rubric to tell the stories of legal “airmen” who bring themselves and their trusting passengers to grief.

9:15 – 9:30 a.m. Break

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Plenary Session: Mia Wouters, Advocaat, Professor Aviation Law - University of Ghent, Brussels (lead)

“Going Global: Winners, Losers and No-Shows”
Jeffrey Shane, General Counsel, IATA, Geneve and Vincent Correia, Professor, Université Paris Sud, Paris
SUMMARY: From its earliest days, aviation has been an international business. Jeffrey Shane of IATA and Prof. Vincent Correia share their insights into the challenges and rewards facing current and future international carriers.

10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Break/Networking

11:00 a.m. – Noon UAS Detection and Data Collection: the Means, the End and the Access”
Dr. S. V. (Steve) Dedmon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (lead); Dr. Ryan Wallace, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
SUMMARY: With the proliferation of drone use, this discussion will highlight the means available to public and private entities to identify drone activity in their airspace or in proximity to their property.

12:00 – 1:30 p.m Luncheon and 2020 Cecile S. Hatfield Award Presentation

Deep-Dive Sessions, 1:45 – 2:45 p.m.; 2:45 – 3:30 p.m.

How to Survive Taking or Defending an Expert’s Deposition - Justin Green, Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP, New York, NY and Timothy McSwain, Program Committee Co-Chair, Former Head of Claims, Allianz, Williamsburg, VA (leads)

True Confessions: Mistakes I Hope I’ll Never Make Again - Gary Allen, Program Committee Co-Chair, Williamsburg, VA

The Drone Will See You Now: Law Enforcement from Above and Litigation from Below - Dr. S.V. (Steve) Dedmon, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (lead); Dr. Ryan Wallace, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; James Michael Shaw, Jr., Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig, LLP, Tampa, FL, and Anthony Galante, Professor, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL
SUMMARY: Dr. Dedmon leads this panel that lets these experienced sUAS professionals and litigators share with you the real-world realities of sUAS law enforcement and the challenges it brings to the evidence-gathering, prosecution and defense of both criminal matters and privacy-related claims as well as tort remedies available in private causes of action.

Planning Your Career – or Not - Ann Thornton Field, Gordon, Rees, Scully, Mansukhani, LLP (lead); Jeffrey Shane and Christopher Hart
SUMMARY: Attorneys at every experience level are aware of the delivered wisdom on the virtues of career planning. But is that the only forward path? Listen to and interact with Jeff Shane and Chris Hart as they share the stories of their varied and exceptional careers and the principles that guided them.

3:30 p.m. Closing remarks, prize drawing (must be present to win)

Adjournment

 


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