William Goodwin, head of the policy and regulatory team, and the first legal hire at Skyryse, a startup enabling the future of urban and autonomous aviation.
Previously, he was the first lawyer and general counsel at AirMap, a tech company architecting the future of low-altitude flight, where he headed the legal and policy teams. Prior to AirMap, he was an attorney in the San Francisco office of Morrison | Foerster, with a split practice of commercial litigation, tech transactions, and regulatory counseling. I was part of Morrison and Foerster's UAS practice group, providing practical and strategic counsel on the unique product liability, licensing, and regulatory risks that arise in the drone context.
Lane Dilg, the City Attorney for the City of Santa Monica, where she leads an office of approximately 40 attorneys and staff who advise the City Council and City staff on the broad range of legal matters arising for the City, represent the City in civil litigation, prosecute misdemeanor criminal violations, and bring affirmative litigation to protect the rights of community members.
Ms. Dilg joined the City of Santa Monica as part of a distinguished career in public service. She has served as Senior Counsel to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); prosecuted federal criminal offenses as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Public Corruption & Civil Rights Section of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Los Angeles; advised Senator Dianne Feinstein as counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee; litigated civil cases as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation and Susman Godfrey, LLP; and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.
Ms. Dilg is the President of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association-Los Angeles, a former Lecturer-in-Law at UCLA School of Law, a former Appellate Lawyer Representative to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, and a former member of the transition team for U.S. Senator Kamala Harris. In 2006, she co-authored Responding to a Democratic Deficit: Limiting the Powers and the Term of the Chief Justice of the United States, published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, with Professor Judith Resnik.
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