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Jamie L. Lanphear is an associate in Dykema's Washington, D.C. office, and practices in the Products, Class Actions and Professional Liability Group. Jamie has experience representing major pharmaceutical companies in strict liability, negligence, failure to warn, and wrongful death actions. Jamie also has experience representing individual and corporate defendants in various types of actions, including product liability and mass tort, commercial litigation, and real estate litigation. Jamie has represented clients in state and federal courts and is experienced in handling all aspects of pretrial procedures, including drafting and arguing pretrial and dispositive motions, written discovery, depositions, and drafting settlement agreements.

Virginia may not be a state many people associate with autonomous technology, but it has quickly become an attractive locale for developers of this technology. Several autonomous technology companies have recently seen great advancements in the implementation of their technology in Virginia. WING, for example, a sister company of Google, recently celebrated its first successful aviation delivery of commercial products in Christiansburg, Virginia. The company, which has partnered with Walgreens and FedEx, uses drones to deliver packages to the community. Aurora Flight Sciences, an independent subsidiary of Boeing, similarly completed its first test flight of its autonomous passenger air vehicle prototype in Manassas, Virginia earlier this year. In addition, San Francisco based LM Industries deployed a self-driving vehicle, Ollie, at Fort Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington earlier this year, and Optimus Ride, a Boston-based self-driving tech company, has deployed autonomous shuttles in Reston, where more than 15,000 rides have already been completed. 
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