On April 22, 2023, ALG attorney Robert Hedrick gave a presentation at the 13th Annual Conference On International Aviation: Liability, Insurance, and Finance, in Paris. The event was hosted by McGill University and PEOPIL (Pan European Organization of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Robert was part of an international panel of aviation attorneys speaking on settlement and mediation issues in aircraft accident cases. He spoke about the rapid development and use of virtual mediation in the U.S., multi-jurisdictional settlements in complex international aviation litigation with multiple parties, mediating challenging choice of law issues, and applying non-traditional (“thinking outside the box”) approaches to mediation.  The panel was moderated by Alan Reitzfeld, a retired senior partner from Holland & Knight LLP, New York. Hedrick reflected: “I was truly honored to be invited and be part of this most distinguished panel of aviation attorneys.”

The two-day conference offered many opportunities for aviation attorneys from around the world to discuss contemporary legal issues, future challenges, and current cases.  While there Robert also attended a pre-conference dinner at the beautiful and historical Aeroclub de France hosted by the European Alumni Association of the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, of which Robert is a 1996 graduate.