Drone Use in the Energy Industry: Federal, State, and Local Regulation and Enforcement, Privacy Concerns, Liability
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide counsel on the use of drones in the energy industry. The panel will examine federal regulation and enforcement, and the interplay with state and local regulation and enforcement. The panel will also discuss other legal implications, such as privacy and liability risks and the new federal pilot program.
- Regulation of drones and FAA enforcement
- State and local regulation of drones and the interplay with federal regulation
- Liability issues
- Privacy issues
- FAA/DOT pilot program
The panel will review these and other key issues:
- How is the FAA regulating and enforcing drone use? What is the interplay with state and local drone regulations?
- What are the potential challenges facing energy companies that are using or considering drones?
- How does the new pilot program change the playing field for drone use?
Thaddeus R. Lightfoot
Dorsey & Whitney
Mr. Lightfoot has represented clients in numerous private party environmental litigation matters and governmental... | Read More
Mr. Lightfoot has represented clients in numerous private party environmental litigation matters and governmental enforcement actions. He also advises clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local environmental laws. He has represented corporate clients in a variety of sectors, including the mining, forest products, paper, steel, manufacturing, electronics, pharmaceutical, real estate development, and ethanol industries, as well as governmental units and other public entities.Close
Kenneth D. Suzan
Barnes & Thornburg
Mr. Suzan advises clients on FAA regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to UAVs or drones. He has prepared Section... | Read More
Mr. Suzan advises clients on FAA regulatory and compliance issues pertaining to UAVs or drones. He has prepared Section 333 exemptions, Part 107 Waiver/Airspace Authorizations, and provided legal counsel on the commercial use of UAVs. He also has experience in the trademark law, copyright law, Internet law, social media law, domain names, and service mark matters. He counsels on issues ranging from the inception of a trademark to ultimate registration, licensing and enforcement. He also performs trademark clearance searches for mobile application names and logos.Close
Founder and CEO
American Aerospace Technologies
Mr. Yoel has 35 years combined experience in space systems, industrial manufacturing, remote sensing and aviation. As a... | Read More
Mr. Yoel has 35 years combined experience in space systems, industrial manufacturing, remote sensing and aviation. As a graduate student, he was Payload Manager for the first university student experiment to fly on the Space Shuttle (STS-4 in June, 1982). He then worked for Boeing where he led space industrialization efforts during the early Shuttle era. In the ’90’s he manufactured industrial-scale furnaces to melt & refine metals and alloys, semiconductor crystals and other advanced materials. David founded AATI, which in 2010 began delivering long endurance UAS systems and providing flight services with both manned & unmanned aircraft.