Breakout Session #14

Speed Dating in the Legal Coliseum

Tuesday, July 10, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
Room: Continental 1 and 2


  • Karlyn Stanley, RAND Corporation
  • Ellen Partridge, Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • James Anderson, RAND Corporation
  • Todd Benoff, Alston & Bird
  • Susan Clare, King & Spaulding
  • Bruce Doeg, Baker Donelson
  • James Esselman, FHWA, US Department of Transportation
  • Ryan Gammelgard, State Farm Insurance
  • Tina Georgieva, Miller Canfield
  • Dorothy Glancy, Santa Clara University School of Law
  • Shaun Kildare, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
  • Nira Pandya, U.C. Berkeley Law School
  • Robert Rabin, Stanford University Law School
  • Carl Schultheisz, National Transportation Safety Board
  • Bryant Walker Smith, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Vincent White, NJ Governor Murphy’s Office

Session Description

In this unique session, leaders in the public and private world of automated driving will come together with each other – and with the audience – through focused talks and face-to-face discussions. In part one, speakers from a dozen prominent organizations, from local to global, will present a single slide and, in four minutes, describe what their organization is doing, what feedback they want from the audience, and what one policy wish they have for government or industry during the transition. In part two, each speaker will join a table in the audience and lead a ten-minute discussion with their small group, then move on. This dynamic “speed dating” will help to build the connections crucial to effective regulation of automated driving.


  • Goal 1. Perspectives. Audience can appreciate the range of perspectives and issues on AV deployment issues
  • Goal 2. Candid Feedback. Speakers can get candid feedback from short discussions
  • Goal 3. Governmental Regulation. Need for regulation, and its shape, will be highlighted by policy wishes


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM


  • Bryant Walker Smith


  • Pete Gould, Shared Mobility Strategies
  • David Kidd, Highway Loss Data Institute
  • Kristin Kolodge, J.D. Power
  • Sam Loesche, Teamsters
  • Brian Soublet, California DMV Legal Affairs
  • Daniel McGehee, University of Iowa
  • Sheldon Russell, Virginia Tech Transportation Institute
  • Steve Wu, ABA Section on Science and Technology
  • Damon Porter, Global Automakers
  • Jack Weast, Intel/Mobileye
  • Clay Walker, Uniform Law Commission
  • Robert C. Passmore, PCI- Property Casualty Insurers Association of America

3:00 PM