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     Date Submitted:24-08-2011
     Last Modified:17-11-2014 (07:45)
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     Current job:President & CEO (self employed)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace law, government contracts law, business law, export control, contracts department manager, inventor
    CV

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

    Attorney/MBA with Certificate in Government Contracts Management, and significant    experience, seeks employment as Director of Contracts, or Manager of Contracts Department in an aerospace/defense company.  Will also consider corporate legal position.  Willing to relocate, and to travel up to 25% of work time.

    EDUCATION

    University of California, Los Angeles / NCMA

    Certificate, Professional Designation in Government Contracts Management 

    1988

    University of California, Davis – School of Law

    J.D.

    1983

    Member, U.C. Davis Law Review, 1981-83

    Admitted to state bars of California and Colorado

    Federal Court Admissions:

    Central District of California

    District of Colorado

    U.S. Tax Court

    University of California, Riverside

    M.Admin.

    Major:  Finance

    1980

    Chapman University (then Chapman College)

    B.A.      Double Major:  Business/Psychology

    1978

    Other schools attended:

    USAF Academy, 1975‑76

    Whittier Co­llege, 1971‑73

    EXPERIENCE

    President & CEO

    SpaceBooster LLC

    Albuquerque, New Mexico

    2011 - present

    Founder and CEO of aerospace technology firm registered to bid on US Government contracts.  Conceived, wrote application, and successfully prosecuted US Pat. 8,857,112 issued October 14, 2014:  Rapid Assembly Lightweight Modular Structure [for the Moon, Mars, and extreme environments on Earth].

    Manager, Contracts and Purchasing Department

    and Contract Manager, Constellation Space Suit System

    Oceaneering Space Systems

    Houston, Texas

    2006-11

    Manager of Contracts and Purchasing department comprised of Contract Managers, Purchasing Manager, Administrative Assistant (direct reports), and buyers (indirect reports).  Negotiated, drafted, and reviewed US Government and commercial contracts and subcontracts.  Coordinated and submitted proposals to NASA, military, and commercial customers.  Drafted teaming agreements, and negotiated and drafted associate contractor agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. Primary point of contact for US Government contract officers and commercial contract managers.  Managed change order process.  Collaborated with corporate legal department to address legal, regulatory, and procedural issues.  Researched procurement, export control, organizational conflict of interest, intellectual property, and bid protest laws, regulations, and procedures, and advised division management and corporate legal regarding same.  Served as division Export Control Representative, Organizational Conflict of Interest Plan Administrator, and member of the Intellectual Property Committee.  Monitored, updated, and utilized online procurement and export control systems.  Managed GSA Professional Engineering Services contract and submitted related proposals.  Primary participant in NASA Constellation Space Suit System (CSSS) prime contract proposal; drafted model contract; primary participant in drafting of teammate subcontracts; wrote sections of Management Volume; and represented employer as a member of the negotiating and orals teams.  Served as Contract Manager for CSSS following contract award.  Negotiated and drafted 8-party Technical Assistance Agreement in collaboration with multinational defense contractor headquartered in Britain, for evaluation of air monitor for use on foreign government submarines.  Represented employer, in collaboration with corporate counsel, in preliminary negotiation of terms of 3-party technology licensing/royalty agreement with NASA and a major U.S. multinational corporation (left company prior to drafting of agreement).  Strong technical aptitude, with very proficient computer software and online research skills.

    Private Law Practice

    2004-06

    Boulder, Colorado and Lakewood, Colorado

    Real estate, trusts and wills, family law, bankruptcy, and litigation.

    U.S. Representative / Private Sector Advisor

    2003

    U.S. Department of State

    Vienna, Austria

    Represented United States as member of the State Department Delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Legal Subcommittee, Forty-Second Session, March 24 – April 4, 2003.

    Associate Director, National Remote Sensing and Space Law Center

    2001-03

    University of Mississippi School of Law

    Oxford, Mississippi

    Researched and wrote various studies and articles regarding outer space law; researched NASA grant regulations and advised Director re: same; supervised student research and space law moot court team; assisted with publication of various books and compilation of CD-ROMs; assisted with events, including remote sensing law conference; supervised Journal of Space Law transfer to Center.

    Private Law Practice

    1995-01

    Wheat Ridge, Colorado

    Divorce and family law, construction, litigation, and bankruptcy.

    Associate Counsel, Law Offices of Declan O'Donnell

    1994

    Englewood, Colorado

    Personal income tax representation, bankruptcy, and miscellaneous real estate matters.

    Associate Campus Counsel

    UCLA Capital Programs/Contracts   

    1989-94

    Westwood, California

    Member University of California General Counsel's Office.  Interpreted publicly-bid, state-government construction contracts and assisted project managers with claims avoidance; analyzed construction claims and supervised litigation; represented university in arbitration and mediation actions with contractors; drafted architect, construction management, and consultant agreements; drafted licenses, easements, and escrow documents; served as member of Dispute Resolution Committee; prepared and submitted annual claim to Johns Manville Asbestos Trust.

    Legal Administrator

    Winchell's Donut Houses Operating Co.

    1986-89

    La Mirada, California

    In-house real estate counsel.  Drafted all documents for 735 leased, subleased  & franchised properties; interpreted lease language, analyzed claims, coordinated legal issues with Denny's Inc. (parent company) legal department, and associated counsel; negotiated disputes with opposing parties.

    Military,

    U.S. Air Force (Secret clearance)

    1974‑77

    U.S. Air Force Reserves

    1977‑79, 80-81

    U.S. Air Force Auxiliary/Civil Air Patrol

    2008-present

    MEMBERSHIPS

    National Space Society, Member 1978 - present; Director 2000 - 2004; Chair, 21st annual International Space Development Conference, Denver Tech Center Marriott Hotel, Denver, Colorado, May 23-27, 2002.

    International Institute of Space Law(“IISL”)

    Member 1990 - present.

    Other Memberships:  NCMA, AIAA, AAS, AFA, Space Frontier Foundation.

    PUBLICATIONS

    Laws Relevant to Space Transport as Potential Restraints, section in open-source report Space Transportation Technology Roadmap, In Support of the Small Unit Space Transport and Insertion (SUSTAIN) Capability, and Other Expressed Government and Industry Space Transportation Needs, National Security Space Office.

    2011

    The Outer Space Treaty, entry in Space Exploration and Humanity: A Historical Encyclopedia

    2010

    Homesteading the High Frontier, Ad Astra, the Magazine of the National Space Society, Fall 2005 at p. 32.

    2005

    Nemitz vs. U.S., The First Real Property Case in United States Courts, Proceedings, Forty-Seventh Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, at p. 339 (IISL).

    2005

    Interpreting Article II of the Outer Space Treaty, Proceedings, Forty-Sixth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, at p.171 (IISL).

    2004

    The Legal Regime for Private Activities in Outer Space, and Proposal for a Multilateral Treaty Regarding Jurisdiction and Real Property Rights in Outer Space, in Space: The Free-Market Frontier (Cato Institute).

    2003                           

    Proposal for a Multilateral Treaty Regarding Jurisdiction and Real Property Rights in Outer Space, Proceedings, Forty-Third Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, at p. 245 (IISL).

    2001

    Implications of a Proposal for Real Property Rights in Outer Space, Proceedings, Forty-Second Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, at p. 366 (IISL).

    2000

    Real Property Rights in Outer Space, Proceedings, Fortieth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space at p. 370 (IISL).

    1998

    Resolution of Disputes Arising in Outer Space, Proceedings, Thirty-Fifth Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space, at p. 183 (IISL).

    1993

    Salvage Law for Outer Space, Proceedings, Space '92, Engineering, Construction and Operations in Space III, Vol. 2 at p. 2412.

    1992

    Mining Law for Outer Space, Proceedings, 10th Biennial Space Studies Institute/Princeton Conference on Space Manufacturing, at p. 83.          

    1991

    The Legal Environment for Extraterrestrial Mining and Construction, Proceedings, Space '90, Engineering, Construction and Operations in Space II, Vol.1 at p. 9.          

    1990

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

    Presentation, Mining Law, Salvage Law, and Real Property Rights in Outer Space, Space Studies Institute, Space Manufacturing 14 conference, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffet Field, CA, October 31, 2010.

    Presentation, Harmonizing Australian, UK and United States Space Law, Australian Space Development Conference, Adelaide, South Australia, July 5-7, 2010.

    Presentation, Space Debris:  Laws, Regulations, International Guidelines, and Incentives for Remediation, DARPA-NASA Conference on Orbital Debris Removal, Chantilly VA, December 8-10, 2009.

    Invited participant in National Security Space Office, Space Based Solar Power Architecture Study, June – October, 2008.

    Presentation, Key Legal Issues in Space Commercialization, AIAA Houston Chapter, Annual Technical Symposium, NASA Johnson Space Center, May 11, 2007.

    Invited participant, NASA HQ panel discussions, Real Property Rights in Space and the Vision for Space Exploration, February 2007.

    Guest Lecturer, University of Nebraska School of Law, Resource Appropriation and Real Property Rights in Outer Space (2 class sessions), October 3-4, 2006.

    Appointed to Board of Advisors, EADS Space Transportation Think Tank, headed by Hartmut Müller, Program Manager Lunar Missions, EADS Space Transportation GmbH, Bremen, Germany, July 18, 2006.

    Presentation, Key Legal Issues in Space Commercialization, Lunar Commerce Roundtable III (invitation only), Las Vegas NV, July 17, 2006 (PowerPoint co-authored with Berin Szoka, Latham & Watkins, Washington, DC).

    NASA/ESMD Lunar Exploration Analysis Group, Specific Action Team (LEAG-SAT), Invited participant in NASA Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) regarding Programmatics/Legal and Commercial Aspects, July, 2006.

    NASA Near Earth Object Detection / Threat Mitigation Workshop (invitation only), Vail, CO, June 26-29, 2006.

    Presentation, Resource Appropriation and Real Property Rights in Outer Space, National Space Society International Space Development Conference, Los Angeles CA, May 6, 2006 (Berin Szoka presented PowerPoint prepared by Wayne White).

    Moderator, Space Law and Policy Debates on (1) Real Property Rights and (2) Weaponization of Space, Georgia Institute of Technology, February 22, 2006 (Assembled documents, performed additional research on weaponization, wrote introduction, and prepared CD Rom discs containing background materials for distribution to debate teams) (PowerPoints: National Security Space Activities and the Law, and Resource Appropriation and Real Property Rights in Outer Space).

    Property Rights Panel Participant, The Space Show (www.thespaceshow.com), December 6, 2005.

    Space Law Panel Participant, Lunar Commerce Roundtable II (invitation only), Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston TX, October 26, 2005.

    Guest Lecture/Discussion, University of North Dakota Space Studies Dept., Space Business Class, Adjunct Professor David Livingston, October 6, 2005 (PowerPoint, Current Issues in Space Law).

    Legal Panel Participant, Military Space Law 20 years in the Future, HQ USAF/XPXC [Future Concepts & Transformation Division] Future Capabilities Assessment Game, September 21, 2005 (unclassified input to classified space war game held October 4-6, 2005 at Booz Allen Hamilton, Herndon VA).

    Presentation, Mars Society Annual Conference, Boulder CO, August 13, 2005 (PowerPoint Commercial Space Activities and the Law).

    Property Rights Panel Participant, Return to the Moon V (Space Frontier Foundation), Las Vegas NV, July 23, 2005.

    Presentation, Lunar Commerce Roundtable I (invitation only), Southern Methodist University, Dallas TX, June 24, 2005 (PowerPoint Commercial Space Activities and the Law).

    Guest Speaker, Space Law Update, The Space Show (www.thespaceshow.com), February 23, 2005.

    Presentation, Space Law Update, Space Resources Roundtable VI, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, November 2, 2004.

    Guest Lecturer, University of North Dakota Space Studies Dept., Grand Forks ND, September 13 ,2004 (2 presentations, 3 PowerPoints:  Careers in Space Law, Resource Appropriation and Real Property Rights in Outer Space, Space Law Scenarios).

    Workshop Participant, Second Workshop on International Legal Regimes Governing Space Activities (invitation only), American Astronautical Society, Scottsdale AZ, June 28-30, 2004.

    Panel Participant, Space Law and Policy, National Space Society, International Space Development Conference, Oklahoma City OK, May 28, 2004 (PowerPoint The Law and Space Policy— Perspective from the Field).

    Panel Participant, Space and National Security Forum, National Space Society, International Space Development Conference, Oklahoma City OK, May 29, 2004 (PowerPoint National Security Space Activities and the Law).

    Guest Lecture/Discussion, University of North Dakota Space Studies Dept., Space Policy Class, Assistant Professor Eligar Sadeh, April 29, 2004 (PowerPoint, Resource Appropriation and Real Property Rights in Outer Space).

    Workshop Participant, Boeing CREATE Program, Huntsville AL, November 13-14, 2003 (2 PowerPoints: Mission Proposal, Asteroid Capture and Maneuvering, and Proposal, Space Tug).

    Presentation, Space Resources Roundtable V, Colorado School of Mines, Golden CO, October 29, 2003 (PowerPoint Space Exploration and Development:  Challenges and Opportunities in International Law).

    Invited Review, International Institute of Space Law, Position Paper No. 1 “Surreal Estate,” March 2003 (23-page review comments included academic quotes and citations, and exceeded the length of draft position paper.  IISL significantly revised the position paper as a result of these comments, and published it as Statement by the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) on Claims to Property Rights Regarding the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies).

    Panel Participant, Real Property Rights in Outer Space, National Space Society (held in conjunction with IAF World Space Congress), Houston TX, October 17, 2002.

    Guest Speaker, Resource Appropriation and Real Property Rights, The Space Show (www.thespaceshow.com), January 15, 2002.

    Workshop Participant, Workshop on International Legal Regimes Governing Space Activities (invitation only), American Astronautical Society, Scottsdale AZ, December 2-6, 2001.

    IISL Presentations:  IISL papers listed above were presented at the Institute’s annual Colloquia in Washington DC (1992), Torino Italy (1997), Amsterdam Netherlands (1999), Rio de Janeiro Brazil (2000), and Vancouver Canada (2004).  A colleague presented my paper at Bremen Germany (2003).


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