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Autonomous Transportation and How It's Changing Your Company’s Liabilities & Insurance Coverage

Holland & Knight LLP


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  • What you need to know about corporate liability from autonomy
  • How employee use of drones and autonomous vehicles is shifting the liability framework in the United States
  • What happens when companies start to use autonomous delivery vehicles or autonomous drone inspection vehicles  


Julia M. Palmer is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's Houston office and a member of the firm's Maritime Team. Ms. Palmer focuses her practice on marine, energy and insurance issues. For more than 30 years, Ms. Palmer has handled marine and energy litigation. She has extensive experience in matters involving downhole losses, environmental claims, property damage, business interruption, vessel and dock operations, and offshore and marine construction. Ms. Palmer is often called upon to analyze insurance, indemnity and defense provisions in marine and drilling contracts, as well as complex issues arising under the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act. In addition, Ms. Palmer counsels domestic and international clients on a wide variety of complex insurance coverage issues, including the development of policy language. She also regularly handles insurance coverage and bad faith litigation, as well as broker errors and omissions litigation.

Joel E. Roberson is a Washington, D.C., attorney and a member of the firm's Public Policy & Regulation Practice Group. Mr. Roberson's practice focuses on public policy development, legislative advocacy and regulatory compliance with a strong emphasis in technology policy. He has significant experience in bipartisan coalition building, strategy development and high-stakes negotiation. Mr. Roberson advises high-tech clients on emerging public policy and regulatory issues, including self-driving cars, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), cybersecurity, privacy and data breach response. Mr. Roberson has extensive experience working with Congress, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to develop policy to support the integration of autonomous vehicles and drones.

Jeff Seul is a lawyer in Holland & Knight's Boston office and serves as chair of the firm's Technology Industry Sector Group. He advises clients on corporate transactions and activities, including helping launch, finance and scale companies; helping financial and strategic investors deploy capital; representing sellers as well as financial and strategic buyers in mergers and acquisitions; and negotiating and structuring major commercial and intellectual property transactions, including joint ventures and other types of strategic alliances. Prior to joining Holland & Knight, he was vice president and general counsel of Groove Networks, a software company acquired by Microsoft in 2005. He has served on the boards of several companies, including C3 Technologies (acquired by Apple), Energy Materials Corp. and Movimento (acquired by Delphi Automotive). He is also a member of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Venture Mentoring Service, a group of entrepreneurs who coach the founders of MIT-affiliated companies.



Julia M. Palmer
Joel E. Roberson
Jeffrey R Seul


7 December 2017
17:00 - 17:45 UTC
45 min