Incident/Accident Response for the Management Team
Wednesday, March 6 | | 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
Las Vegas Convention Center, North Hall, Room N259
Safety Culture/Leadership Track
This course will discuss strategies for addressing and responding to the multitude of complex legal, contractual, and regulatory issues that may arise following a helicopter incident or accident on a commercial or U.S. government contract, including contract claims, insurance coverage, injury and wrongful death actions, commercial litigation, environmental issues, and investigations by the National Transportation Safety Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, and other agencies.
This course will give executive-level leaders an introduction to reportable aviation incidents and the appropriate regulatory responses to those incidents, as well as an understanding of what to expect from the customer and government investigator in the aftermath of an incident or accident in connection with a commercial or U.S. government contract. Other contract and legal issues that may arise following an incident or accident will also be discussed.
Richard J. Leveridge is managing partner of the Dickstein Shapiro LLP Washington, D.C., office where he serves as leader of the firm’s litigation group and crisis management practice. Leveridge has more than 30 years of litigation experience in courts throughout the United States. Since August 2008, he has served as chief outside counsel to Carson Helicopters, Inc.
Dave Nadler is a partner at Dickstein Shapiro LLP in Washington, D.C., and a recognized authority on legal issues related to the helicopter industry. Nadler represents helicopter operators, manufacturers, and suppliers in regulatory issues, contracts, and litigation matters, as well as in legal issues related to helicopter accidents and incidents. Nadler was lead counsel for Carson Helicopters, Inc. in connection with the “Iron 44” accident.