March 24, 2015 Dinner

Mr. Mark McKinnon - Partner, McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP

Hear the latest info on FAA UAS Exemptions and Policies  

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.