ACI's 6th National Forum on Defending and Managing

Aviation Claims & Litigation

The essential forum that shapes the future of claims and litigation strategies for leading carriers, manufacturers, insurers and their counsel

Monday, May 19 to Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Omni Chicago Hotel, Chicago, IL

American Conference Institute is pleased to announce its 6th National Forum on Aviation Claims & Litigation. This year’s Chicago event has been revamped to provide attendees with up-to-the-minute insights and strategies that are necessary to defend against the newest claims and enforcement. Our unparalleled faculty of federal government officials, judges, expert in-house counsel, and leading outside counsel will provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates for:

  • FAA and NTSB priorities, initiatives, and practices
  • Incorporating recent preemption and GARA-related developments into your litigation strategy
  • Foreign crashes/incidents: overcoming the unique hurdles associated with international aviation matters, and navigating the complexities of forum non conveniens, criminal liability, venue and choice of law
  • The latest technological advances and trends in aviation litigation
  • Educational malpractice & instructional liability issues for flight schools, CFIs, DPEs and others
  • The present and future landscape of drone usage and regulation: preparing for the integration of civilian usage of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and projected new areas of litigation
  • Big changes for small airplanes: the anticipated impact and implications of the Small Airplane Revitalization Act (SARA)
  • Tips, strategies and best practices for effectively using social media in jury selection, discovery and trial of aviation cases
  • The latest developments and trends in liability apportionment and contractual indemnity issues
  • Managing the rise in e-discovery and its increasing involvement in aviation litigation
  • Effective use of expert witnesses and jury communication specific to aviation cases
  • Preparing for and responding to the rise in aircraft sales and use tax: understanding the new IRS position on FET and steering clear of FET liability amidst increasing federal and state enforcement efforts

This event will fill up quickly, so register now by calling 1-888-224-2480, faxing your registration form to 1-877-927-1563, or registering online at