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Dentons gets drones boost by recruiting top US regulator

By Neasa MacErlean

14 August 2015 at 09:03 BST

As the rest of the world awaits the launch of US drone regulations to kickstart the sector, Dentons has recruited the man most involved in the area on the government side.

Mr Williams' hire aligns with Denton's recent expansion of capabilities in the US to serve global aviation and aerospace clients Blablo101

Jim Williams joins Dentons after more than 25 years at the Federal Aviation Administration, where he was appointed manager of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office in 2012. From the Virginia office in McLean, he will advise clients on ‘aviation technology, regulatory and compliance issues with particular emphasis on the military, consumer and commercial use of unmanned aircraft’.  

Significant change

Gordon Giffin, chair of the Public Policy and Regulation practice in Dentons in the US, said: ‘Federal, state and local policy surrounding unmanned aircraft is still in its infancy and represents one of the most significant changes in aviation since the development of the jet engine.’ 


Drones are one of the main subjects of the Robotics Law Journal, which has just been launched. If you would like free access to a copy of the first issue, please email the editor at: neasamacerlean@globalcitymedia.com

Source: Dentons


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