William Goodwin

Head of Policy, Regulatory, and Legal


William Goodwin

Head of Policy, Regulatory, and Legal


William Goodwin is the Head of Policy, Regulatory, and Legal at Skyryse. Prior to Skyryse, he was the Head of Legal and Policy at AirMap, a start-up powering the future of low altitude-flight, where he managed the legal and policy teams. Prior to AirMap, he was an attorney with Morrison Foerster, an international law firm, and a member of the firm’s UAS/Drone Group, where he counseled clients regarding some of the unique product liability, licensing, and regulatory risks that arise in the drone context.

Mr. Goodwin is a frequent speaker on legal and policy issues associated with drones and has advised state legislators, city officials, and university administrators to regarding laws and policies related to UAS. Prior to his legal career, he worked in political network visualization and state and local government consulting.

He holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law, an M.A. in Political Philosophy from Claremont Graduate University and a B.A. in Classics from the University of Southern California.

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Deep Dive Episode 51 – Emerging Tech and Regulation

May 13, 2019

In this episode, leading thinkers from across the emerging tech space discuss the regulatory environment for everything from drones to autonomous vehicles.

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Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium: Emerging Technology and Regulation

March 21, 2019

Today’s regulatory landscape presents challenges for public and private entities. Private actors are often faced with conflicting, ambiguous, or altogether absent regulatory frameworks. Is it possible for them to overcome these challenges while delivering the creativity and innovation the marketplace demands? How can government regulators and legislators avoid stifling opportunity, function more efficiently, and enact and enforce sensible and effective regulatory schemes?

Pepperdine Law Review’s 2019 Symposium, in partnership with the Regulatory Transparency Project, explored these vital questions from both the academic and practical perspectives. The third panel of the symposium focused on the potential impact of regulatory policies on emerging technologies.

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