Space Law and Regulation Track

Monday, April 17, 2023

10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Presented in Association with the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and Sherman & Howard

The Space Law and Regulation Track, developed in association with the International Institute of Space Law, will address pressing issues of space law and regulation impacting commercial space activities.  Attendees will receive an update on regulatory developments in the U.S. and several panels will address legal issues of concern to commercial space companies.  Thereafter, The GC Forum will feature General Counsels from government agencies and space companies who will address a variety of important and current issues, from IP to deals and contracting issues.  We anticipate up to 15 General Counsels will participate in the Forum.  Following the GC Forum, Sherman & Howard will host a reception and provide an opportunity for attendees to network with the speakers and GCs.   

CLE credit will be provided. 

10:00 am – Welcome

    • Milton “Skip” Smith, Sherman & Howard
    • Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, IISL 

10:05 am – Regulatory Update: FCC, FAA, NOAA, U.S. State/Commerce

    • Laura Cummings, Astroscale – Moderator
    • Sabrina Jawed, FAA
    • Julie Kearney, Federal Communications Commission 
    • Jason Kim, U.S. Department of Commerce
    • Glenn Tallia, NOAA
    • Julie Zoller, Amazon

11:20 am – Featured Speaker: Dr. Diane Howard, National Space Council

11:45 am – Lunch 

12:45 pm – Space Deals 

    • Megan Crawford, SpaceFund – Moderator
    • Sameer Garg, Citi
    • Matt Kuta, Voyager Space
    • Jim Lee, Maxar Technologies

1:35 pm – Risk Management Models for Space Activities

    • Dr. Andrea Harrington, Air University – Moderator
    • Chris Kunstadter, AXA XL
    • Col. Todd Pennington, United States Space Command
    • Amanda Rutenberg, Rocket Lab

2:25 pm – Break 

2:45 pm – General Counsel Forum

    • The Honorable Thomas E. Ayres, Voyager Space
    • Rebecca Bresnik, NASA
    • Dennis Burnett, Hawk Eye 360
    • Kelly Garehime, Sierra Space
    • Arjun Kampani, Rocket Lab
    • Pat Lisowski, Lockheed Martin
    • The Honorable Paul Ney, Momentus Inc.
    • Monica Palko, York Space

5:00 pm – Participants are invited to attend the Space Law and Regulatory Reception co-sponsored by Sherman & Howard and HawkEye 360

Separate Registration or Purchase Required