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Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) frame

Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)

Players in the emerging unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) business 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.

Representative Experience

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

Helped CNN secure the first-ever FAA waiver to legally fly UASs in the U.S. for news gathering and reporting activities over people.

Assist several UAS manufacturers and operators 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 Part 107's boundaries.

Help companies worried about rogue UAS flying over their property.

Help companies and universities 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.


Band 1 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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