VP of Policy & Legal Affairs, DJI
Brendan Schulman is Vice President of Policy and Legal Affairs at DJI, the world’s leading civilian drone manufacturer. Brendan is responsible for setting and representing DJI’s global public policies relating to regulatory and legal issues, and advocating for reasonable and balanced policy outcomes for drone operators at the federal and state level, and internationally. Brendan manages DJI’s public policy professionals in Europe, Asia, and North America. Previously, he was head of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems practice at the law firm of Kramer Levin in New York City, where he handled some of the landmark cases and regulatory proposals in the field. In his career, Brendan has represented various Fortune 500 companies, tech startups, robotics companies, investment firms, and educational institutions in their development and use of drones. Brendan served on the FAA’s UAS Registration Task Force and is a member of the FAA’s Drone Advisory Committee. Frequently quoted in the media on policy issues surrounding civilian drones, he has been building and flying his own civilian drones for over 20 years.
As the market leader in easy-to-fly drones and aerial photography systems, DJI quadcopters have become the standard in consumer drone technology. DJI’s AeroScope drone identification and tracking system is a new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security, and privacy concerns while protecting drone pilots. AeroScope has been installed at two international airports since April, and its performance is continuing to be tested and evaluated in other operational environments.
DJI is member of the Global UTM Association.