Lauren Lacey Haertlein is Aviation Regulatory Counsel at global instant logistics leader Zipline. Previously, she served as General Counsel and Director, Safety & Regulatory Affairs at the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), where her work included representing the general aviation manufacturer and maintainer industry’s interests in issues related to safety, training, accident and incident investigation, public policy, federal regulation, state and federal litigation, and aviation education and career advocacy. Before joining GAMA, Lauren was an associate in Arnold & Porter’s FDA/healthcare group.
Lauren received her B.A. in biology and political science from Tufts University and her J.D. and M.A. (philosophy –bioethics) from Duke University. After law school, she clerked for the Honorable James A. Wynn, Jr. on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Lauren is an instrument-rated commercial pilot (ASEL/AMEL). She lives in Maryland with her very patient partner and enjoys flying, hiking, and photography.