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Tyler Black


Washington, D.C.
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Tyler is an experienced international trade and regulatory attorney who analyzes federal law and regulations, providing comprehensive guidance to clients in a variety of sectors, including transportation, aviation, unmanned aircraft systems, manufacturing, financial services, and insurance.

In his work on international trade and transportation issues, Tyler analyzes clients' ongoing multi-agency compliance responsibilities, freeing company executives to focus on their day-to-day business.

He tracks business-critical regulations throughout the federal rulemaking and implementation process and keeps his clients informed. Tyler prepares export and sanctions disclosures, license filings and compliance analyses, product classifications, comprehensive due diligence evaluations, and internal auditing reports to keep business flowing and to mitigate legal issues.

Recognized for his good judgment and calm demeanor, Tyler draws on his previous internships at the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of Transportation, and the White House to serve as an excellent issue-spotter for clients, allowing him to render valuable advice that helps them avoid future legal challenges. Tyler is also a private pilot and drone enthusiast.



Ag and drones – What do you need to know?

FAA provides clearer skies for educational use of drones

Thompson Coburn Publications

OFAC initiates 45-day wind-down of Belarus General License 2

U.S., EU, and UK ease trade tensions in Boeing-Airbus dispute and temporarily halt tariffs

USTR proposes duties in response to six countries’ Digital Services Tax

FAA ends 2020 with announcement of two major drone rules

U.S. Releases guidance addressing sanctions evasion practices in maritime, energy and metal trading sectors

Importing face masks and personal protective equipment during COVID-19

FAA announces remote identification proposed rule for drones

What the President’s executive order means for transactions involving the Government of Venezuela

Trade Compliance Handbook

Checklists of Foreign Countries Subject to Sanctions

FAA announces new drone rule requiring visible UAS registration number

Section 232 tariffs on steel & aluminum

New law may significantly impact international trade

Summary and implications of proposed 'Counteracting Russian Hostilities Act of 2017'

Update on academic use of drones

Court preserves GM’s copyright claims against Autel and its VP

Micro UAS Committee charts bold new course for FAA treatment of smaller unmanned aircraft

Drone technology: The regulatory outlook

Anti-drone technologies: The regulation challenge

Senate committee examines unmanned aircraft system safety, privacy concerns

And on that farm he had a drone: UAS deployment in precision agriculture

Small Business Committee holds hearing to explore commercial drone operations

FAA grants exemption for large crop-spraying unmanned aircraft

Section 333 at 200 days: Where are we now?

Amazon Prime Air closer to takeoff: FAA grants Internet giant's request for drone ‘exemption’ and experimental certificate

Small UAS comment countdown begins: FAA publishes notice of proposed rulemaking

Final approach: FAA announces long-awaited small UAS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Florida drone bill a reminder to UAS operators: Know all the rules before you fly

FAA settles trail-blazing drone case for $1,100

UAS hearing yields details on systems research and development, but no timeline for small UAS rule

More boots on the ground: FAA provides law enforcement guidance for suspected unauthorized UAS operation

'Tis the season: FAA launches safety campaign for unmanned aircraft

Shipping hazmats by air? Follow the rules or pay the price: FAA imposes substantial penalties for hazardous materials violations


Understanding Country of Origin


Episode 8: Arthur Frisch and Robert Sweeting on drone deliveries in the Bahamas

Episode 7: Tomislav Žigo of Clayco on drone use in commercial construction

Episode 6: Drone photographer Justin Barr of @STL_From_Above

Episode 5: Andrew Elefant of Kittyhawk

Episode 4: Public and government use of drones

Episode 3: Commercial UAS basics

Episode 2: Tips for first-time drone operators

Episode 1: Drone disruptions at airports and public spaces


Trade Compliance Handbook;
Updated March 2017

Checklists of Foreign Countries Subject to Sanctions;
Updated March 2017