Anne Swanson Named Chapter Leader of the Year by the Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (“AUVSI”)

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that partner Anne Swanson has been named the AUVSI Chapter Leader of the Year.  Anne has served as President of the AUVSI DC Capitol Chapter for the past three years, serves on the chapter’s Executive Committee, and is the recently elected Chair of AUVSI’s National Presidents’ Council.  Among other things, the award recognizes Anne’s work in spearheading many DC Capitol Chapter events over the years that have drawn thousands of attendees to educational and politically relevant sessions.

Anne’s previous professional activities have included service as vice president and treasurer of the DC Capitol Chapter and the Federal Communications Bar Association’s (“FCBA”) president.  She currently serves as the FCBA’s delegate to the American Bar Association.

Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, said, “Anne is recognized thought leader and trailblazer in the industry and has been representing clients on UAS matters for years.  She integrates her experience with all three branches of government to develop strategies and provide unique guidance that gets innovative things done for our clients.  We are proud to have Anne as a part of the WBK team and applaud AUVSI for recognizing all her efforts.”

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, is ranked as a “first tier” firm by Chambers USA (Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite: Regulatory), and Legal 500 (Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory), and is the only firm to be named “Law Firm of the Year” in communications law multiple times by U.S. News – Best Lawyers (2012, 2014, & 2018).  The firm’s UAS practice advises a wide-range of clients – associations, manufacturers, technology companies, and media companies – on UAS issues at both the federal and state levels.