October 28-30, 2019 | The Westgate | Las Vegas

Lisa Ellman – Commercial Drone Alliance & Hogan Lovells US LLP

Co-Executive Director (Commercial Drone Alliance) & Partner (Hogan Lovells US LLP)

Lisa Ellman – Commercial Drone Alliance & Hogan Lovells US LLP


I am a Partner at Hogan Lovells and Chair of the firm’s global Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Practice Group, a “one-stop shop” for all legal and policy issues related to commercial drones in the United States and around the world. I also serve as Co-Executive Director of the newly launched Commercial Drone Alliance — with a focus on moving the commercial drone industry forward. In these roles, I use my experience in the Federal government to help bridge the sizable knowledge gap between government policymaking and business innovation.

In November 2014, I gave a TEDx talk about “polivation” – a new approach to balancing the needs of innovators and policymakers that will enable society to make good use of new technologies, including commercial and private drones, in a way that wins the public’s trust and serves its interests. In February 2015, I was featured in Fortune magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” series for my efforts to develop policy to govern drone use in the domestic United States.

The Commercial UAV Event for:

Surveying & Mapping

Civil Infrastructure

Mining & Aggregates


Process, Power & Utilities

Law Enforcement, Emergency Response & Search and Rescue

Precision Agriculture


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