September 20, 2016

Partners Carlos R.Soltero, Rachael K. Padgett and Melissa Salhab Sykes participated in the SCG Legal annual meeting. Membership in this global network is by invitation only, currently comprising more than 145 preeminent, independent law firms worldwide.

Among the topics discussed included Changing Norms in Global Privacy, Brexit, Litigation Funding, Global Topics in Higher Education Law and What to Expect from the U.S. 117th Congress.

Carlos Soltero moderated a panel with presenters Steven Hogan, Ausley McMullen (Florida) Tom McMahon, Vice President of Advocacy & Public Relations, Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International on Drone Law: Charting a New Legal Frontier Unmanned Aircraft Systems, commonly called unmanned aerial vehicles or drones, have a host of applications including law enforcement, land surveillance, wildlife tracking, search and rescue operations, disaster response, border patrol and photography.

Policymakers are debating the reasonable applications of regulations and other laws, federal and state, to UAS technology, taking into account the benefits of their use, privacy concerns and their potential economic impact. The session addressed common UAS-related issues including the permitted uses of a UAS, UAV or drone and beneficial uses of the technologies by law enforcement, other government agencies, and the general public for commercial and recreational purposes. 

SCG Legal provides our clients with a trusted resource for identifying local counsel worldwide. As a member firm, McGinnis Lochridge can connect our clients to local or regional experts anywhere in the world, using the network to identify an attorney or attorneys of another member firm with the experience to help solve our clients’ legal and business challenges.


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