Akin Gump’s UAV Advocacy Noted by The Wall Street Journal
Akin Gump’s work on behalf of the Small UAV Coalition seeking government approval for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is noted in an article in The Wall Street Journal.
“Google Is Testing Delivery Drone System” looks at the efforts by Google, Amazon.com and several drone manufacturers to obtain regulatory clearance for the commercial use of drones, which, according to the article, is currently mostly banned in the United States. Google and Amazon are both hoping to use drones to deliver goods to consumers, while others are seeking to expand UAV usage to include tasks such as package delivery, photographing real estate properties, tracking poachers and expanding broadband access, among other uses.
Senior policy advisor Michael Drobac, communications partner Jennifer Richter and public law and policy senior counsel Gregory Walden have been working on UAV-related regulations with Congress, the FAA, the Federal Communications Commission and the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy on behalf of the Coalition. Drobac was previously interviewed by The Washington Post (more info. here) and USA Today on Akin Gump’s work on behalf of the Coalition.