Brendan Schulman leaves DJI for Boston Dynamics

The world’s most famous drone lawyer – Brendan Schulman – is leaving DJI. He’s heading to Boston Dynamics. A leading global advocate for sensible regulations, drone safety, and the rights of drone operators, Schulman’s been with the company for six years and has been serving as the company’s vice president of policy and legal affairs. His last day with DJI is today, Friday September 10, and his departure will undoubtedly leave a tremendous void.

For many, Schulman has been the public face of DJI. He has participated in countless committees and task forces over the years, working with regulators, operators, and industry associations to seek a common-sense balance between the rights of drone operators and airspace safety. He’s also been instrumental with many of the safety features DJI has voluntarily installed in its products, such as the Airsense ADS-B detection system.

More recently, Schulman has also been the point person for a number of sticky…