From smart cars to unmanned aircraft, Perkins Coie represents several key players in the sector.
Our clients include established technology companies, original equipment manufacturers, suppliers and emerging growth companies.

Recognized worldwide as a powerhouse in aeronautical product liability containment and lawsuit defense, Perkins Coie concentrates its counsel in these areas of the industry:

Aviation & Transportation Defense

New Space

Unmanned Vehicle Systems 

Autonomous Vehicle Systems

Our practice team’s background includes fixed-wing aircraft, helicopters, unmanned vehicle systems, space vehicles, engines, navigation systems and component parts.

Full-Service Transportation and Aerospace Counsel
Perkins Coie provides comprehensive counsel, ranging from finance for startups to governmental approval for new technologies and protection of intellectual property and proprietary inventions.

Our transportation clients operate in a highly regulated environment. We advise clients on risk management, represent them before the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies and international organizations.

In addition, a multidisciplinary team of attorneys advises and counsels companies, their investors and other affiliates in all aspects of satellite, aerospace and launch services.

Influence in Aviation, Aerospace and Transportation Industry
We bring in-depth resources to strengthen our counsel. Team members include the former Chief Counsel of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), who has worked on such cutting-edge transportation regulatory issues as vehicle-to-infrastructure and vehicle-to-vehicle communication issues.

Several attorneys serve as members of the Transportation Research Board (TRB), and Perkins Coie is a strategic member of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), which supports innovation and industry standards for technical, safety, application and policy.