AURIOL MARASCO is a partner in the Blakes Aviation and Aerospace Group and co-Chair of the Blakes Drone Group. Her practice focuses primarily on aircraft finance and aviation commercial and regulatory law matters. She acts as trusted counsel to the leading lessors and financiers who support the commercial aircraft and airline industry. Auriol also has considerable experience with regulatory issues relating to UAV operations and airport privatization. Auriol gained industry experience while working for a Canadian airline in the operations, contracts, marketing and maintenance departments. Auriol is the secretary of the Aviation Working Group – Canada Contact Group, an executive member of the Canadian Bar Association Air and Space Law Section, as well as a member of Women in Aviation and Women in Aerospace. She is also a commercial multi-IFR (instrument flight rules) pilot. Auriol is also on the Board of Directors for Hope Air, a not-for-profit organization that provides air transportation for Canadians requiring access to medical resources. Auriol was recently named one of Wings magazine's “Top 20 Under 40” in the aviation industry. She has been ranked in Legal Media Group's Guide to the World's Leading Aviation Lawyers and has been designated as an “Aviation Rising Star” in Canada.