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Law firm forms “aviation, aeospace and autonomous systems” practice


FENNEMORE CRAIG JONES VARGAS NEWS RELEASE – Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas, a leading Mountain West regional law firm has announced the formation of the Aviation, Aerospace and Autonomous Systems practice. This practice will address all aspects of the emerging and evolving legal issues relating to the integration of autonomous aerial systems into national airspace, and will be led by Richard F. Jost, who practices in the areas of corporate finance and administrative and regulatory law.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced Nevada as one of the six locations to be a center for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) development in the United States. This selection resulted from the collaboration and involvement of numerous government and private sector leaders including two Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas shareholders, Joseph W. Brown and Richard F. Jost. Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas has a unique opportunity, to provide the resources and legal knowledge necessary to manage and implement the legal complexities of a new federal venture incorporating matters related to Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) into the national airspace.

“Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas’ legal capabilities and knowledge position the firm as the go-to law firm for unmanned aerial vehicles and emerging technologies,” said Joe Brown. “The firm’s Aviation, Aerospace and Autonomous Systems practice will enhance our presence and the opportunity to address the needs and issues concerning unmanned vehicle technology and research.”

The firm’s Aviation, Aerospace and Autonomous Systems practice brings together a group of highly experienced attorneys. These attorneys have diverse legal knowledge in the areas of federal and state regulation and contracting, airport and airline representation, corporate governance and finance, government affairs, administrative laws, insurance, intellectual property, and real estate.

Fennemore Craig Jones Vargas is a full service law firm with nearly 200 attorneys and offices in Phoenix, Tucson, Nogales, Las Vegas, Denver and Reno. For more information, visit www.fennemorecraig.com.

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