Mr. Mark McKinnon - Partner, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP
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Mark McKinnon has worked for over 25
years in all areas of aviation and transportation law. He is co-chair of
the firm's Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) practice and has written and spoken
extensively on UAS and aviation matters. Mark has assisted a number of
clients in their efforts to obtain approval of their commercial UAS operations,
including preparation and filing of exemptions, COA applications, development
of operations manuals, and advised on foreign UAS operations.
Mark also has extensive appellate
and litigation experience in a wide range of areas including foreign and
domestic mass disasters, multidistrict litigation, and federal aviation
regulatory and enforcement actions. Mark has also litigated and advised
clients on numerous aspects of international air transportation, including the
application of the Warsaw Convention, Hague Convention, Montreal Protocols,
Montreal Convention, and International Civil Aviation Organization’s
International Standards and Recommended Practices.
In addition, he is co-editor of the Plane-ly
Spoken Blog, which is dedicated to providing up to date news,
analysis, and opinion on issues that affect the aviation industry.