Speaking Engagement

Surf & Turf: Serving Up Autonomous Regulations

Law-Tech Connect™ Workshop

San Diego Convention Center
111 Harbor Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

Blank Rome of counsel Alan M. Weigel will serve as a panelist at the Law-Tech Connect™ Workshop, being held Monday, April 22, 2024, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in San Diego, California. Blank Rome Maritime is pleased to be a Friend of Law Tech Connect sponsor of the event.


The Law-Tech Connect™ Workshop is an educational event that aims to connect and inform all those involved in uncrewed systems and autonomous systems (C-Suite, operators, engineers, attorneys, academics, students, etc.) in a dynamic one-day session of hyper-focused techno-legal content.

Alan’s session, “Surf & Turf: Serving Up Autonomous Regulations,” will take place from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.


A panel of attorneys and key industry partners will provide an overview of the legal regimes applicable to autonomous land and sea and contrast them with those for aircraft. Topics include all the latest legal and regulatory updates and recent court cases impacting uncrewed ground vehicles (“UGVs”), automated driving systems/electric vehicles (“UGVs”/“ADS”), maritime autonomous surface ships (“MASS”), uncrewed underwater vehicles (“UUVs”), and remotely operated vehicles (“ROVs”) in addition to public perception, infrastructure challenges, liability issues, and more.


  • Moderator: Hyongsoon Kim, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
  • Alan Weigel, Of Counsel, Blank Rome, LLP
  • Allison Skopec, Attorney, Holland & Knight LLP
  • Kirk Foster, Director of Compliance and Assistant General Counsel, HII Mission Technologies
  • Tracy Reynolds, Judge Advocate, U.S. Navy

Other sessions include:

  • Global Drone Regulations Take Off!
  • The 3As of Advanced Air Mobility
  • State of the States
  • Protection from Mayhem
  • Getting Intelligent on Artificial Intelligence
  • The Other 3As: Airspace Awareness and Assessment

For more information and to register, please visit the event webpage.