ABA Forum on Air & Space Law 2015 Annual Meeting


The Ritz-Carlton, Marina del Rey
4375 Admiralty Way
Marina Del Rey, CA 90292

Date & Time

Start Date: 09/17/2015
End Date: 09/18/2015


Mark Atwood of the Transportation & Logistics Practice Group will be participating on a panel titled "The Sword and the Shield:  Wielding Disclosure Laws for Litigation Advantage" at the ABA Forum on Air & Space Law 2015 Annual Meeting.

The Forum on Air & Space Law is the premier association of attorneys who work in the global travel industry or the field of space law. The 2015 Annual Meeting will be in cooperation with the International Air Transport Association (IATA). The IATA is the global trade association for the airline industry with 250 member airlines comprising 84% of total air traffic. There is an exciting agenda for the Annual Conference. This year's Conference will feature a series of panels that will provide valuable overviews and updates concerning matters of critical importance to the aviation and aerospace industries.

"The Sword and the Shield:  Wielding Disclosure Laws for Litigation Advantage"

  • A panel of in-house, outside and government attorneys will discuss best practices for using disclosure laws for strategic advantage both before and during litigation, and defending against hostile requests seeking proprietary client information in government hands.
  • Using hypotheticals culled from aviation cases, the panel will focus on U.S.. and international public disclosure laws, including FOIA, Touhy regulations, state public records acts and open meetings laws, and foreign laws.
  • The  program  will  explore  the  mechanics  and  important  litigation  advantages  of disclosure laws, potential pitfalls involved with records requests by litigation adversaries or competitors, and strategies for addressing the issues based on lessons learned from the hypotheticals.

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Mark W. Atwood



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