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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Players in the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) marketplace face far-reaching issues. FAA regulations. Intellectual property concerns. Corporate matters. Data privacy. Counter-UAV technology. Export control. Product liability. Public policy. Business strategy. We provide everything UAS manufacturers, operators, and users need to navigate regulations and risk.

Our team at Hogan Lovells understands the business of emerging technologies, chiefly UAS and drone technology, to help you take ideas from drawing board, to implementation, to global deployment.

Domestic Drone Security Series

On November 28th, 2017, Hogan Lovells and the Commercial Drone Alliance will host the Domestic Drone Security Series. Learn more.

Visit Our "Droning On" Blog

Read our insights, analysis, and news about regulatory issues affecting UAS manufacturers, operators, and users.

Speeches and News

Download our recent list of our presentations, media quotes, and publications.

Representative experience

Counseling companies and investors on the regulation of drones in various countries around the world.

Helped CNN secure precedent-setting FAA waivers to legally fly UAS over members of the public.

Assist several UAS manufacturers, operators, and end users on aviation regulatory issues.

Counsel companies to innovate in a safe, secure way that is amenable to policymakers.

Help companies to explore strategies to fly UAS beyond line of sight, at low or high altitudes.

Help companies seeking to fly UAS in urban areas, at night, over people, and outside the boundaries of Part 107.

Help companies worried about rogue UAS flying over their property.

Assist counter-drone technology companies navigate legal and regulatory requirements.

Help companies, universities, and organizations navigate FAA regulations to fly drones legally in the U.S.

Develop business and trade association public policy strategies to advance innovation and business success.

Counsel companies entering the UAS marketplace to craft a business strategy for success.

Counsel UAS companies with privacy and data security issues.

2017 & 2016

Band 1 for Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory — Nationwide

Chambers USA


Most Innovative Law Firms, North America

Financial Times


George Carneal named Senior Statesman for Transportation: Aviation: Regulatory - Nationwide

Chambers USA


Band 2 for Media, Technology, and Telecoms: Technology: Transactions

The Legal 500 US


Robert E. Cohn, E. Tazewell Ellett, and Patrick R. Rizzi ranked for Transportation: Aviation Regulatory (Nationwide)

Chambers USA


Robert E. Cohn and E. Tazewell Ellett named among World’s Leading Practitioners for Aviation Regulatory

Who’s Who Legal Transport


Highly Commended

Financial Times North America Innovative Lawyers Awards


Lisa Ellman Named a Rising Star

Legal Times

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