For the first time, we provide a comprehensive insight into the global UAS market and shine the spotlight on 26 lawyers who are considered leaders in the field. They are distinguished for their world-class work advising entities on the operation, insurance and regulations surrounding drones and automated vehicles.
Sources have every confidence in recommending Gregory Laville de la Plaigne as a result of his extensive expertise in advising clients on legal issues facing drones.
The internationally renowned Tom van der Wijngaart stands out for his deep experience advising clients on the operation and insurance of unmanned aircraft systems.
Other Leading Individuals
At Dentons Giangiacomo Olivi is a renowned data specialist who regularly advises clients on data protection and privacy issues relating to drone technology.
Oliver Heinrich of BHO Legal is widely recognised as a leading name in the sector and excels at advising clients on the operation of commercial drones for large enterprises.
Sunny Handa is an “outstanding” lawyer who is “deeply dedicated to aviation” and has “deep knowledge of the air industry and UAVs”.
Jason MacIntyre co-heads the firm’s drones group and comes highly recommended for his outstanding drone technology practice.
Auriol Marasco is held in high esteem by peers who recognise his “excellent work on the privacy, data, and technology elements of UAVs and UAV programmes”.
David St John Larkin has “got a great foothold in the market” according to sources, who praise his expertise on intellectual property matters relating to unmanned vehicle systems.
Daniel Ridlon is a well-established name in the UVS legal market, lauded for his excellence in litigation matters.
Lisa Ellman chairs the firm’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems group and is known as the “go-to in drones” who has “got a strong toehold in the space”.
With nearly 20 years of experience, Randy Segal stands out for his transactional expertise and experience in advising clients on drone and innovative technologies.
Joel Roberson is a key name in the field in North America who has earned a reputation among clients for advising them on regulatory issues involving unmanned aircraft systems.
Ben Slocum is singled out for his outstanding expertise when it comes to regulatory compliance issues relating to the aviation and drone sectors.
The prominent Anita Mosner gains widespread plaudits for her “excellent” work advising clients on the operation of unmanned aircraft systems.
Sources are quick to praise Daniel Goren thanks to his strong market presence in trade compliance, including notable expertise in defence and aerospace.
David Hall comes highly recommended for his extensive expertise and experience in advising entities on the operation and regulations surrounding UAVs.
Other Leading Individuals
At Field, Erika Carrasco is recommended for her “very active practice in drone litigation and emerging technologies” and is Recognised as one of the top Canadian practitioners in the area.
Dentons Canada have a drone expert in Carlo Vairo, who is recommended for his experience advising on regulatory compliance requirements for the use of drones as well as wider aircraft financing expertise.
From Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell, Steven Osit stands out for the wealth of experience in the use and regulation of unmanned aircraft systems.
Jared Greenberg of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher is recognised as a rising star in the market as a result of his commercial drone expertise and knowledge of the aerospace sector.
At McGuireWoods, Gregory Walden stands out for his practice which “focuses on drone issues” and for helping clients through the development and deployment of autonomous vehicles.
With over 20 years of experience, Sally Tuckfield is widely recognised for being a “key person in Australia”, especially regarding the use of drones in the real estate sector.
Anson Pang is a knowledgeable practitioner in the drone sector and an energing name in the Australian market.