John Weaver to Present on Autonomous Automobile Regulations

McLane Middleton attorney John Weaver will be presenting at an upcoming MCLE New England seminar, “Autonomous Automobile Regulations: The 60-Minute Lawyer,” on August 15, 2019 in Boston.

This program covers the nascent legal structures governing the technology and discusses how AVs will change key areas of law, including insurance, DUIs, and Fourth Amendment concerns. Attendees will learn about the permitting of these vehicles, the relationship between state and federal regulation, and key legal issues to consider as self-driving cars become more commonly available.

John is a member of McLane Middleton’s Corporate, Real Estate, and Privacy and Data Security Practice Groups.  As an emerging technologies lawyer, John has advised a wide range of companies – from startups to international corporations – on regulatory and legal issues unique to those technologies, including data privacy concerns, regulations governing drones, state legislation affecting self-driving cars, and the impact of autonomous devices and programs on user and employment agreements.

John is the author of Robots Are People Too, released by Praeger Publishing, which explores legal issues implicated by autonomous technology and artificial intelligence, and a contributing writer at Slate magazine, where his articles focus on similar issues. He is also a member of the board of editors and a columnist for The Journal of Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Law.  John is also a sought after speaker on topics related to law and emerging technologies, and has been interviewed by The Atlantic, Consumer Reports, and the Boston Business Journal, among other media outlets.

John can be reached in the firm’s Woburn office at (781) 904-2685 or

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