Frank Carone named chair of NYS Bar Association’s Transportation Law Committee
Driverless cars are slowly becoming more of a reality and the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) wants to be at the forefront of legal issues involving them so it recently created a Transportation Law Committee and have named Frank Carone as its chair.
Carone, an executive partner at Abrams Fensterman, has six years of experience as a member of the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission.
“The combination of rapid growth and large public-private investments in transportation requires a cohesive approach to the legal issues and challenges that affect the daily movement of New Yorkers, their industries and the laws and lawyers serving them,” Carone said. “I applaud the (NYSBA) for recognizing this need and entrusting me with the responsibility of advancing much-needed resolutions on pressing and evolving transportation issues.”
Carone and the Transportation Law Committee will address legal issues that could rise from driverless cars and trucks, particularly when it comes to issues involving ride-sharing services like Lyft and Uber.
The committee is expected to review proper classifications of drivers for ride-sharing companies, whether algorithms that set prices are doing so fairly and which agency will have the authority to investigate violations. It will also review insurance and liability standards and will attempt to find a balance between regulations and promoting innovation.
Carone is a name partner at Abrams Fensterman, which is also known as Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP. He was appointed to the NYC Taxi & Limousine Commission by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2011 and reappointed by current Mayor Bill de Blasio in 2015. He is active in the many local bar associations including the Brooklyn Bar Association, where he serves as first vice president.
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