Stephan Eriksson invited to speak at American Bar Association TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program October 23-24

Stephan Eriksson will speak at ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program in Washington, D.C. – October 23-24, 2014

Stephan Eriksson is the only foreign speaker invited to ABA TIPS Aviation and Space Law Committee Program in Washington, D.C. – October 23-24, 2014. He will speak over EU Reg 261/2004 and the challenges faced by foreign airlines, manufacturers and insurers.

PROGRAM AGENDA

 

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.                               REGISTRATION

8:00 a.m. – 8:25 a.m.                               CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

8:25 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.                                WELCOMING REMARKS AND INTRODUCTIONS

                                                                                      

Tracey E. Campbell, Committee Chair

Global Aerospace, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ

MORNING SESSION #1: Program Co-Chair:  Angela Savino, Global Aerospace, Inc.

 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.              RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN AVIATION AND SPACE LAW

This discussion includes a review and analysis of recent Aviation related decisions presented by plaintiff’s counsel, defense counsel, and counsel for the United States.

 

MODERATOR:

Douglas McQueen

LeClairRyan

Newark, NJ

SPEAKERS:

Paula Knippa                                                            Jane Cherry

Slack & Davis, LLP                                                    Thompson & Knight. LLP

Austin, TX                                                                 Dallas, TX

 

Steven L. Osit

Federal Aviation Administration

Washington, D.C.

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.            EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IN AVIATION AND LEGAL IMPLICATIONS

The case for “improving” technology including blackboxes /CVDR’s and ability to track aircraft after MH Flight 370: will new legislation or regulations be promulgated?

 

MODERATOR:

Michael G. McQuillen

Adler Murphy & McQuillen, LLP

Chicago, IL

SPEAKERS:

Mark A. Dombroff                                                    Kathryn Koorenny

McKenna, Long & Aldridge, LLP                              Associate General Counsel

McLean, VA                                                               American Airlines

                                                                                    Fort Worth, TX

Ian “Buddy” Herzog                                               

The Law Offices of Ian Herzog, PC     

Santa Monica, CA

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.     BREAK

 MORNING SESSION #2:Program Co-Chair:  Jennifer P. Henry, Thompson & Knight, LLP

10:30 a.m. – 11:30a.m.           DRONES AND UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS (UAS):  RECENT LITIGATION AND THE CASE FOR AND AGAINST RULEMAKING AND FUTURE USES AS WELL AS INSURABILITY

A discussion of the impact that recent cases related to drone activity will have on existing and proposed federal and state regulation; the potential liability exposure for various drone and UAS-related activities; and the challenges facing insurers for drone-related activity.

MODERATOR:

Daniel O. Rose

Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP

New York, NY

 

SPEAKERS:

Robert E. Spohrer                                                    Thad T. Dameris

Spohrer & Dodd, PL                                                  Arnold & Porter, LLP

Jacksonville, FL                                                         Houston, TX

 

 

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.          LEGAL AND PRACTICAL ISSUES ARISING OUT OF RECENT AIRLINE ACCIDENTS THAT HAVE OCCURRED ON U.S. SOIL

This panel of industry experts will discuss various topics arising from recent airline accidents that have occurred in the United States, including the standard of care/preemption defenses, code share liability issues, federal and local governmental liability, and post-accident family assistance

 

MODERATOR:

Christopher R. Christensen

Condon & Forsyth, LLP

New York, NY

 

SPEAKERS:                   

Anthony J. Murphy                                                  Douglas A. Latto

Global Aerospace, Inc.                                              Baumeister & Samuels, PC

Parsippany, NJ                                                          New York, NY

 

Oliver Beiersdorf                                                      Barry F. Benson

Reed Smith                                                                  U.S. Department of Justice

Philadelphia, PA                                                         Washington, DC

 12:45p.m. – 2:00 p.m.                               Lunch

SPEAKER:

Dr. F. Robert van der Linden

Chairman

Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum, Aeronautics Department

Washington, D.C.

 AFTERNOON SESSION #1:                  Program Co-Chair: Tara Nicola, Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Tucker, Collier, Pagano, Aubert, LLP

 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.                  DOMESTIC ANDINTERNATIONAL REGULATIONS:  WHAT IS THE COST OF OPERATING IN THE NEW ERA OF AVIATION REGULATION?

Our panel of industry experts and practitioners will examine the challenges faced by airlines, manufacturers and insurers due to regulations in the U.S. and abroad including EU261, OFAC, FATCA and emissions regulations.

 

MODERATOR:

Deborah A. Elsasser

Clyde & Co., US, LLP

New York, NY

SPEAKERS:

Stephan Eriksson                                                                             Jonathan M. Epstein  

Liman & Partners                                                                             Holland & Knight, LLP                 

Stockholm, Sweden                                                                         Washington, D.C.

                                                                                  

David J. Brummond

Former Senior Sanctions Advisor –

Office of Foreign Asset Control, U.S. Treasury Department

Of Counsel – DLA Piper LLP (USA)

Washington, D.C.

                                                                                                       

Mark W. Bury                                                                                                     

Assistant Chief Counsel for International Law,                               

Legislation and Regulations                                                                                 

Federal Aviation Administration                               

Washington, D.C.                               

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.              LITIGATING IN FOREIGN VENUES:  PROS AND CONS OF HAVING CASES FILED IN FOREIGN VENUES

Aside from the general choice of law issues raised when litigating in a foreign venue, to what extent is the question made more uncertain by such things as treaties, conventions, public policy, political unrest, and foreign policy considerations?

 

MODERATOR:

Nicholas E. Pantepoulos

Kaplan, Massamillo & Andrews, LLC

New York, NY

 

SPEAKERS:

Ricardo M. Martinez-Cid                        Ann Thornton Field

Podhurst Orseck                                         Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, LLP

Miami, FL                                                    Philadelphia, PA

3:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.                               BREAK

AFTERNOON SESSION #2   Committee Chair- Elect: Orla M. Brady, U.S. Department of Justice

 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.              EMERGING LITIGATION ISSUES AND TRENDS:  AIRLINES, PRODUCTS AND GENERAL AVIATION COUNSEL

Attorneys practicing in the areas of airlines, products liability and general aviation discuss emerging issues and trends that they find problematic or interesting. Among other things, this Panel will address how to handle novel legal theories in the context of aviation litigation; and weighing the risk of obtaining bad precedent against the possibility of achieving a great result.

MODERATOR:

Ralph Pagano

Fitzpatrick & Hunt, Tucker, Collier, Pagano, Aubert, LLP

New York, NY

SPEAKERS:

Noreen Brogan                                        Erik H. Beard                                                               

 Allianz Global Corporate                        Wiggin and Dana, LLP

and Specialty                                            Hartford, CT                                              

New York, NY

 

Ilyas Akbari                                                                             Richard P. Campbell         

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman, PC                                 Campbell, Campbell & Edwards

Los Angeles, CA                                                                       Boston, MA

 

Chris McDavid

UTC (PWA)

 

5:30 p.m.                                                  RECEPTION

 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2014

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.                               CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

MORNING SESSION #1       Program Co-Chair:  Garrett L. Pendleton, AIG Aerospace

 

9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.            MOCK TRIALS

                                                Learn the ins and outs of deciding what type of mock trial works best for your case and budget. Hear from an experienced trial and jury consulting firm and seasoned plaintiffs’ and defense counsel how they prepare for and what they look to learn from jury consultants and mock trials.

 

MODERATOR:

Robert F. Ruckman      

Jackson Walker, LLP

Dallas, TX

 

SPEAKERS:

Marygrace Schaeffer                                                Patrick Bradley

DecisionQuest                                                            Reed Smith, LLP

Minneapolis, MN                                                       Princeton, NJ

 

Michael S.  Krzak

Clifford Law Offices

 Chicago, IL

 

 

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.     THE CHANGING WORLD OF LEGAL ETHICS

Ethical issues confront us all; learn from a recognized ethics experts and dynamic speakers practical techniques and applications to confront or avoid potential problems in a changing ethical environment. Learn what your ethical duties are outside your jurisdiction and abroad.

                     

SPEAKERS:

Jack Marshall                                                           Justin Green

ProEthics, Ltd.                                                           Kreindler & Kreindler, LLP

Alexandria, VA                                                          New York, NY

                                                                

11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.     BREAK   

 MORNING SESSION #2   Program Co-Chair:  Jennifer P. Henry, Thompson & Knight, LLP

 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.          THE INSURED, THE INSURER AND COUNSEL:  HOW TO DEFINE RELATIONSHIPS, ROLES AND REPORTING AFTER A MAJOR ACCIDENT OR OCCURRENCE.

This panel of distinguished industry executives will explore what happens behind the scene at the airline, the manufacturer, and insurer after a major accident and discuss the role of outside counsel, common pitfalls, lessons learned and potential future issues.

 

MODERATOR:

David J. Harrington

Condon & Forsyth, LLP

New York, NY

 

SPEAKERS:

Michael Carbone                                                     

JetBlue                                                                      

Long Island City, NY

 

Allison Kendrick

The Boeing Company

 Seattle, WA

 

12:00p.m. – 12:05 p.m.                            CLOSING REMARKS

Tracey E. Campbell, Committee Chair                   

Global Aerospace, Inc.

Parsippany, NJ

 

Orla M. Brady, Committee Chair-Elect

U.S. Department of Justice

Aviation and Admiralty Section

Washington, D.C.

 

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