Transportation and Emerging Technologies

Innovation moves quickly, and often does not fit neatly within a regulatory or legal framework.

WBK counsels a diverse group of clients as they develop cutting edge technologies, such as drones, “flying cars,” smart city applications, and connected and automated vehicles. Our interdisciplinary team includes a professionals who have advocated before the Department of Transportation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration and other agencies at the federal, state and local levels on issues that impact emerging technologies, including spectrum availability, interoperability, privacy, cybersecurity, and cross-border data flows. We seek not only to help companies operate within applicable regulatory frameworks, but help them shape those frameworks as they are developed. Whether our clients are using wireless technology and data to change the way we drive, fly, and live – or just to better understand the way people move about town – we use the broad backgrounds and experiences of our team to help our clients achieve their goals.


Top Tier

Ranked as a “top tier” firm by US News/Best Lawyers, Chambers and Legal 500

Recent successes include obtaining Section 333 exemption from FAA to permit commercial UAS operations and defeating anti-business UAS ordinances

Assisting clients to shape local and state UAS laws

Wilkinson Barker Knauer is an energetic, nimble and incredibly versatile firm. Their lawyers have a vast amount of knowledge not only on traditional communications and technology regulations, but also on regulations impacting new and emerging technologies.

— Anonymous Emerging Tech