Husch Blackwell adds UAS group to assist in legal and regulatory issues

Husch Blackwell adds UAS group to assist in legal and regulatory issues

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US: Husch Blackwell, a litigation and business law firm, has introduced its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) group which will assist commercial business users and manufacturers in navigating the requirements for unmanned aircraft systems and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). Composed of a multi-disciplinary team that includes former fighter pilots, component and software developers, and data analysts, Husch Blackwell's UAS/UAV group will assist clients in the legal, privacy and regulatory issues associated with unmanned flight systems.

"The technical applications of the UAS/UAV industry continue to outpace impending rulemaking regarding certification and operations requirements," said David Agee, co-leader of Husch Blackwell's UAS group. "Because of this uncertain environment, operators need trusted counsel to navigate the complicated legal terrain. Husch Blackwell's team provides the broad range of regulatory, technical and hands-on experience this industry requires."

The technology used in unmanned aircraft systems—commonly referred to as drones—is Led by Tom Gemmell, a former Air Force fighter pilot and intellectual property and commercial litigator; and David Agee, head of the firm's Aviation team; Husch Blackwell's UAS attorneys would focus on the key sectors and practices that matter most in this growing industry.

Source: Husch Blackwell