Space Law Workshop

Monday, March 30, 2020

1:30 pm - 5:15 pm


Location: Broadmoor West: Ballroom

The International Institute of Space Law (IISL) is again coordinating special activities in conjunction with the Space Symposium. On Monday afternoon, March 30, they will conduct a pre-Symposium Space Law Workshop. The Workshop is open for a separate registration fee to symposium attendees and the general public. Continuing legal education will be available. Approved for 4 hours of CLE. The agenda includes panels addressing key space legal issues and will again feature a General Counsel Session of global agency and industry general counsels: 

Register HERE for the workshop.

36th Space Symposium registration is not included. If interested in attending the Symposium speaking sessions and/or exhibit centers, you must purchase registration here: REGISTRATION PORTAL

Separate Registration or Purchase Required

Space Law Workshop Agenda:

1:30 PM – 1:35 PM:  Introductory Comments by Kai-Uwe Schrogl, IISL President.

1:35 PM – 3:15 PM:  Mega Constellations and Microsatellites: Legal Challenges


    • Dennis Burnett, Hawkeye 360 General Counsel, IISL Treasurer


    • David Anderman, SpaceX General Counsel
    • Ruth Pritchard, OneWeb, VP Regulatory Affairs
    • Adonica Wada, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Planet
    • Karl Kensinger, FCC, International Bureau, Satellite Division, Deputy Chief
    • Timur Kadyrov, ITU, Senior Radiocommunication Engineer, Space Services Department

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM:  BREAK

3:30 PM – 5:15 PM:  General Counsel Forum


    • Skip Smith, Sherman & Howard, IISL Director

Speakers:   will include the following General Counsels:

    • Tom Ayres, USAF
    • Sumara Thompson King, NASA
    • Monica Palko, Lockheed Martin Space
    • Jim Lee, Maxar
    • David Anderman, SpaceX
    • Amanda Rutenberg, Aerojet Rocketdyne, Space
    • Michelle Kley, Virgin Galactic
    • Melissa Force, Spaceport America
    • Jessica Noble, Nanoracks
    • Robert Geckle, Head of Legal Affairs, Industry & Services, Airbus Group

Topics include:  Update on U.S. Space Force; the Government’s use of commercial/nontraditional contracting for space technology – Space Act Agreement, OTA’s and other commercial contracting methods; Suborbital developments and current legal issues; legal issues associated with turning around an aerospace company; Penetrating U.S. Defense & Space Market as a Foreign Owned Company

5:15 PM – 6:00 PM:  Networking Reception, sponsored by Sherman & Howard