Building on the firm's experience representing clients in aviation and other high-tech sectors, law firm Lewis Roca Rothgerber LLP has launched an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) multidisciplinary team.
Lewis Roca Rothgerber's UAS team, led by Tom Dougherty, comprises attorneys from practices of aviation, administrative law, corporate and securities, international business law, government contracts, government relations, insurance, intellectual property, litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory compliance.
The law firm has more than 250 attorneys across nine offices in the western U.S.
The attorneys will advise clients on issues including Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other federal and state regulatory compliance and enforcement; UAS operations, guidelines and training; insurance and risk management concerns; intellectual property (including patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets); export controls; licensing, contracts and other transactional matters; litigation; private property rights; and privacy and data collection issues.
“Lewis Roca Rothgerber recognizes the virtually unlimited business potential presented by the proliferation of unmanned aircraft systems in a wide range of industries and applications,” says Ken Van Winkle Jr., managing partner. “As we continue to deliver on our commitment to meeting the evolving legal needs of our clients, the creation of the UAS or drone law group is a logical next step.”
Members of Lewis Roca Rothgerber’s UAS team include Tom Dougherty as team leader, Anne Aikman-Scalese, Timothy Clausen, Ross Crown, Martin Enriquez, Joel Fry, Greg Harris, Dennis Jontz, William Nelson, Thomas Nguyen, Ben Ochoa, Tam Thanh Pham, Alaina Stedillie and Rick Trachok.