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Webinar: Look Up! Drones, Satellites, and ADR

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October 12, 2023 @ 9:00 am 10:00 am

1 Hour MCLE

Aviation technology has moved quickly forward, and what used to be toys are now tools of industry and public agencies. Drones are changing the aviation landscape. How do these technologies affect the law, and how does the law affect their use? SpaceX, Elon Musk’s rocket company has revolutionized internet technology with more than 4,500 Starlink satellites in low-Earth orbit. Musk’s unmatched power in the stars, including the use of satellites in Ukraine, raise unique business and legal issues. Look up to see drones and satellites and then return to Earth for a great discussion of cutting-edge ADR practices for drone and satellite disputes.

Non-Member Price: $55.00
Member Price: $25.00

Lisa Ellman serves as Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance, an independent nonprofit organization led by key figures of the commercial drone industry. She also chairs the Global Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (UAS) Group at the global law firm Hogan Lovells, where she’s a leading public policy lawyer focusing on domestic drones, advanced air mobility (AAM) and other emerging technologies. Lisa is widely recognized as one of the “world’s foremost authorities on drones and law.” Lisa’s focus is safely expanding the commercial drone and AAM industries. She also focuses on UAS security efforts.

Throughout her career, Lisa has worked to bridge government policymaking and business innovation. Lisa has held a variety of positions at top levels of the executive branch at the White House and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). Lisa’s opinions are often featured in publications and news broadcasts such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, Associated Press, Fortune Magazine and others. She also regularly testifies to Congress on UAS-related legislation and policy. Lisa was featured in Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” series for her efforts to develop policy to govern drone use in the United States. Lisa was also named Financial Times’ Most Innovative Practitioner of 2022 for North America.

Les Schiefelbein is an internationally recognized Arbitrator with over forty years of major corporate and military experience in commercial/government transactions and litigation/arbitration practice. Les focuses on US and international aviation, aerospace, national security and technology dispute matters. He has handled over 400 cases across the globe and serves on the panels for the leading arbitral institutions in the US, Europe and Asia.

Les was previously Vice-President and Deputy General Counsel at Lockheed Martin Space and served as a US Air Force Judge Advocate General attorney with the rank of Colonel. He is one of only a few arbitration experts with an understanding and practice in aviation and aerospace and international business law.

Les is a founder and currently serves as the Vice- Chairman of the Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center, a non-profit educational foundation serving the global technology sector. He is also the founder of the Schiefelbein Global Dispute Resolution Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. The Program sponsors an annual global dispute resolution conference and provides scholarships for law students studying international law and international dispute resolution.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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