Practice

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 ...

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.

Sponsorships and Speaking Engagements

(Un)certain skies? Drones in the world of tomorrow

Laura Ponto is a panelist for the "(Un)certain skies? Drones in the world of tomorrow" discussion at the 2018 International Transport Forum in Leipzig, Germany.

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Webinar

The Internet of Things Webinar Series - Drone fever: Is your business ready?

The next webinar in our Internet of Things series will be focusing on unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or so-called "drones." Exploring what is perhaps one of the most dynamic and evolving...

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Press Releases

Trump administration announces initial round of Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot Program participants

WASHINGTON, May 10, 2018 — In a major step forward for the commercial drone community, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced the first round of participants in the...

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Hogan Lovells Publications

Trump administration announces first round of UAS Integration Pilot Program Participants UAS Alert

In a major development for the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or drone) industry, U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao, announced the first round of participants in the...

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Published Works

Drones: an invaluable tool FA News

The insurance industry is developing and changing rapidly. Ironically, the changing regulatory regime compels the insurance industry to evolve in order to comply. Compliance necessitates...

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Press Releases

Hogan Lovells bolsters Transportation Law practice with Google X hire Laura Ponto

Washington, D.C., 25 April 2018 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells announces that Laura Ponto, former head of public policy and regulatory affairs at Google X’s Project Wing...

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