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Hunton & Williams forms unit to advise clients on ‘drones’

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Hunton & Williams LLP has formed a  multidisciplinary Unmanned Aircraft Systems  (UAS) Integration Unit to deal with the legal complexities associated with “drones.”

The UAS Integration Unit is part of the larger Unmanned Systems Group. The unit,  led by Doug Kenyon, Eric Murdock, Mike Sievers and Lisa Sotto, includes business, litigation and regulatory professionals who will monitor and participate in the development of regulatory programs for drones and other unmanned systems.

Hunton & Williams said it is starting the UAS Integration Unit because of the emerging regulatory environment regarding drones and the broad scope of their potential commercial uses.

The UAS Integration Unit’s current initiatives include collaborating with clients to develop internal working groups to include representatives from legal, new technologies, risk management, privacy and security, and aviation departments; and participation in joint efforts of industry, trade groups and government to clarify rules regarding the operation of UAS and related systems

Founded in Richmond more than a century ago, Hunton & Williams has 800 lawyers in 19 offices worldwide.

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