Samantha Kappagoda was appointed as an ABA technical advisor to the newly-formed ULC Committee on Public Health Emergency Authorities. This committee studies and reports on the need for and feasibility of one or more uniform state laws addressing the authority of state governments to respond to epidemics, pandemics and other public health emergencies.
David K.A. Mordecai was also appointed as an ABA technical advisor to the ULC Committee on Mitigation of Public Health Emergency Business Disruptions, which studies the need for and feasibility of one or more uniform state laws providing special rules and procedures to mitigate the impact of an epidemic, a pandemic or other public health emergency on the operation of businesses. He also serves as an ABA technical advisor on the ULC Study Committee on Event Data Recorders in Cars which is studying the need for and feasibility of uniform or model state legislation concerning event data recorders and generated vehicle data.
Samantha Kappagoda and David K.A. Mordecai are both active ABA members. Samantha Kappagoda is Vice-Chair of the Science & Technology Law Section’s Insurance Technology and Risk Committee and David Mordecai serves as Vice-Chair of the Science & Technology Law Section Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Committee, and the Nanotechnology Committee.