Search for:
Author

Jennifer Trock

Browsing
Jennifer Trock is chair of Baker McKenzie's International Commercial Practice Group and a member of its Global Aviation Group in Washington, DC. She co-leads the Firm's unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) focus team and is the Chair of the ABA's Forum Air & Space Law. Jennifer has been recognized by Chambers USA, Aviation Regulatory – National (2007-2019) and has also received honors from Euromoney’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation Lawyers, Infrastructure Journal and The Washingtonian.

After rulemaking processes that collectively lasted nearly two years and garnered nearly 54,000 cumulative comments, on January 15, 2021, the FAA concurrently published its long-awaited rules on the Remote Identification (“Remote ID”) of Unmanned Aircraft (“Remote ID Rule”) and Operations Over People (“OOP Rule”).  These rules are essential to the advancement of innovative commercial unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) applications and the acceleration of routine expanded UAS operations.  The Remote ID Rule establishes a framework for the development of an unmanned traffic management (“UTM”) system that will enable the full integration of UAS into the National Airspace System (“NAS”).  The OOP Rule, which also addresses UAS flights at night, is the first expansion of the FAA’s small UAS (“sUAS”) regulations in 14 C.F.R. Part 107 (“Part 107”) since they went into effect on August 29, 2016.  Our previous summary of the Remote ID Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) is available here, and our summary of the OOP NPRM is available here.

On January 12, 2021, the Department of Commerce issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement recent licensing review policy changes for exports of US-origin unmanned aerial systems (UAS), also known as “drones.”  Our prior blog posts on UAS export policy developments are available here and here.  The Final Rule…

On January 12, 2021, the US Department of Commerce issued a final rule (the “Final Rule”) amending the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) to implement recent licensing review policy changes for exports of US-origin unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”), also known as “drones.”  Our prior blog posts on UAS export policy developments are available here and here.…

As the inauguration of the forty-sixth president of the United States approaches, the fragility of supply remains a critical lesson-learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Our new report, in partnership with the Atlantic Council, explores how the next US administration can work alongside partners and allies in the Western Hemisphere to…

On August 13, 2020, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a statement requesting that the US Department of Transportation (“DOT”) suspend private charter flights to all Cuban airports.  This action will suspend all charter flights between the United States and Cuba over which the DOT exercises jurisdiction, except for authorized…

On July 24, 2020, the Trump Administration announced a new policy (the “Updated UAS Policy”) on exports of US-origin unmanned aerial systems (“UAS”), also known as “drones.”  The Updated UAS Policy follows the Trump Administration’s UAS policy reforms announced in April 2018 (“April 2018 UAS Export Policy”), which allowed exports…

As the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread across the world, the challenges for companies operating in the industrials, manufacturing & transportation (IMT) sector are increasing. Companies across all industry sub-sectors – from aviation, mobility, transportation and logistics, to industrial conglomerates, chemicals & plastics, agribusiness, and construction – are…

COVID-19 has irrevocably changed the global economic landscape As the business impact of the COVID-19 crisis continues to intensify, leaders in every industry are trying to protect the health and stability of their workforce, adapt their business models and build their recovery plans. While it has been widely publicised that the…