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     Date Submitted:24-06-2012
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     Current job:Associate Officer
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     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLegal Regulatory Finance Commercial Space Research Analysis
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    EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

    INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR THE UNIFICATION OF PRIVATE LAW (UNIDROIT), Rome, Italy Associate Officer Mar. 2008 - present

    Participated as assistant to Mr Martin Stanford, Deputy Secretary-General of UNIDROIT, in the preparation and finalisation of the Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets.

    • Assistant Executive Secretary during the diplomatic Conference for the formal adoption of the Space Protocol, held in Berlin from 28 February to 9 March 2012, preparing daily reports, drafting relevant memoranda and preparing documentation on outstanding issues, such as default remedies in relation to components and internal transactions;

    • Participated in numerous UNIDROIT committees, including three sessions of the Committee of governmental experts, the Steering Committee and numerous Sub-committees and the diplomatic Conference;

    • Primarily conducted legal research concerning commercial space finance and international space law;

    • Presently engaged in the preparation of the final text of the Space Protocol, a documentary history and the guide to declarations thereto.

     

    DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA SUPERIOR COURT, PROBATE DIVISION, Washington, D.C., United States of America

    Courtroom Clerk Oct. 2007 - Feb. 2008

    As clerk for three Senior Judges, responsibilities involved the administration of probate- and trust-related trials. Duties included:

     

    • Judicial Order administration;

    • Court Calendar management;

    • Keeping of the court docket.

     

    LAW FIRM OF GASTON AND GASTON, San Diego, California, United States of America
    Certified Law Clerk Jan. 2007 - Sept. 2007

    During law school, was contracted to do quick-response research for an attorney with short dead lines.

     

    • Drafted civil and criminal motions, writs of possession, responses to interrogatories and expungements;

    • Interviewed clients in both English and Spanish;

    • Conducted legal research on issues such as unlawful detainers, charity tax codes and labor law.

     

    UNITED NATIONS, OFFICE FOR OUTER SPACE AFFAIRS (OOSA), Vienna, Austria
    Legal Secretariat Intern, Member of Legal Research Team Aug. 2006 - Dec. 2006

    Completed an international internship during fifth semester of law school, under the supervision of Mr Sergei Negoda, Legal Officer of OOSA. The experience provided fundamental knowledge of Outer Space Law through first hand experience as well as providing international contacts in Government and the commercial space sector.

     

    • Drafted legal and policy documents including:

      o NoteVerbal presented to the 2007 Legal Subcommittee for the Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space,
      o An Analysis of the Delimitation of Outer Space, and
      o A Complete History of Nuclear Power Source in Outer Space, which has since been expanded into a full chapter published in 2012 (please see below for list of publications).

    • Attended space law workshops and committees in Spain, Austria and Ukraine, including the first International Committee of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

     

    BRIDGE MEDIATION, San Diego, California, United States of America

    Mediation Junior Partner Jan. 2006 - Sept. 2007

     

    • Negotiated intellectual property contracts for businesses from Chile and Italy moving to the United States of America;

    • Assisted Italian entrepreneurs in opening new restaurant in San Diego;

    • Established mediation offices in Brazil and Spain.

    PROYECTO A.C.C.E.S.O., CWSL, San Diego, California, United States of America
    Program Assistant to Professor James Cooper, Director Sept. 2005 - Sept. 2007

    • Special Event Coordinator for an international organization working on human rights development in Latin America;

    • Organized annual symposium on immigration laws in the United States of America;

    • Developed a multimedia campaign against pirated media to help foreign Governments combat illegal arms trafficking.

     

    CAMARA DE APELACION DE LO PENAL ECONOMICO, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Judicial Extern, Honorable Dr. Edmund Hendler April 2005 - Aug. 2007

     

    • Investigated an appeal on an illegal luxury car importation case involving Argentine public figures;

    • Researched and drafted a judicial recommendation in Spanish; ultimately adopted as the basis for the judicial decision.

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    CALIFORNIA STATE BAR, San Diego, California, United States of America

    Member

    Admitted to California Bar in 2008.

    THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR SPACE LAW (IISL), Paris, France

    Member

    Admitted to IISL in October 2010.

    SPACE GENERATION ADVISORY COUNCIL, Vienna, Austria

    Regional Coordinator, North, Central America and Caribbean

    Acted as Regional Coordinator for North, Central America and the Caribbean.

    LANGUAGES

    ENGLISH: fluent speaker, fluent writer

    SPANISH: fluent speaker, moderate-level writer 

    ITALIAN: moderate-level speaker, beginning-level writer

    EDUCATION

    CALIFORNIA WESTERN SCHOOL OF LAW, San Diego, California, United States of America Juris Doctor, Graduated 2007

    • Gafford Mock Criminal Trial Competition, Finalist, Spring 2007

    • Moot Court Honors Board, Member, Spring 2006 - Spring 2007

    • International Law Society, Vice President, Fall 2005 - Spring 2006

    • Distinguished Advocate Award for 1st Place in Trial Competition - Spring 2005

     

    BAYLOR UNIVERSITY, Waco, Texas, United States of America Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Graduated in 2003

    •  Concentration on international politics and political history

    PUBLICATIONS

    AUTHOR

    • “The United Nations Principles Relevant to the Use of Nuclear Power Sources in Outer Space: the significance of a soft law instrument after nearly 20 years in force”, to be published in 2012 in “'Soft Law' in Outer Space - The Function of Non-Binding Norms in International Space Law”, edited by Dr. Irmgard Marboe (2012).

    • “The Preliminary Draft Protocol to the Cape Town Convention on Matters Specific to Space Assets”, International Bar Association – Convergence (October 2009).

    • “The ‘Common Heritage’ ofOuter Space: Equal Benefits for Most ofMankind”, 37 Cal. W. Int’l L. J. 143 (Fall, 2006).

    • “Advances in Sight Prosthetics May be Limited by Medical Coverage”, J. Biolaw & Bus., Vol. 9, No.3 (2006).

     

    CO-AUTHOR

    • Stanford, Martin and Daniel Porras, “Transfer of Ownership under the Space Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets”, drafted for the symposium organized in Vienna on 19 March 2012 by the International Institute for Space Law and the European Centre for Space Law entitles “Transfer of Ownership of Space Objects: Issues of Responsibility, Liability and Registration”.

    • Stanford, Martin and Daniel Porras, “The Preliminary Draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets”, 43 UCC Law Journal (April 2011), pp. 669-686.

    • Gioccia, Marcello and Daniel Porras, “Completion of the work of the Unidroit Committee of governmental experts for the finalisation of a preliminary draft Space Protocol (fifth session, held in Rome, 21-25 February 2011)”, International Bar Association Banking Law Committee Newsletter, May 2011.

    • Stanford, Martin and Daniel Porras, “The proposed UNIDROIT Space Assets Protocol to the Cape Town Convention: recent developments”, Space Law - Newsletter of the International Bar Association Legal Practice Division, Vol. 10, No. 1 (October 2009).

     

    REVIEWS

    • “Manfred Lachs - The law of outer space: an experience in contemporary law-making - (Tanja Masson-Zwaan / Stephen Hobe (Editors) (2010)”, Unif. L. Rev. 2011-3/4, pp. 966-967.

    • “Stephan Hobe / Bernhard Schmidt-Tedd / Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Editors), Géraldine M. Goh (Assistant Editor) – Cologne Commentary on Space Law: Volume 1, Outer Space Treaty”, Unif. L. Rev 2010-2, Vol. XV, pp. 613-614.

    • “Futron’s 2010 Space Competitiveness Index: A comparative analysis of how countries invest in and benefit from the space industry”, Unif. L. Rev 2010-2, pp. 615-616.

    • “Francis Lyall - Paul B. Larsen - Space Law, A Treatise”, Unif. L. Rev 2009-3/4, pp. 773-776.

     

    PRIMARY RESEARCHER

    • Stanford, Martin, “The draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets on the brink of adoption”, to be published by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space in 2012.

    • Stanford, Martin, “The preliminary Draft Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets”, presented at the United Nations/Thailand workshop on space law: “Activities of States in Outer Space in light of new developments: meeting international responsibilities and establishing national legal and policy frameworks”, jointly organised by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, the Government of Thailand and the European Space Agency and hosted by the Geo-Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency), held in Bangkok, 16-19 November 2010.

     

    HOBBIES AND SPECIAL SKILLS

    • Baylor University Varsity Rowing Team, Lightweight eight-man crew and coxswain, Fall 2000 - Fall 2003

    • Master Electrician: Beginning in high school and continuing through university, I was involved with theatre lighting for all types of theatrical performances including concerts, plays, operas and award ceremonies. Most recently I participated in a four-star production of Mr. Kolpert, produced by the New Symposium Theatre Company, at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

    • Baylor University Rock Climbing Club, Co-Founder and Staff, Spring 2001-Spring 2004: trained as a rock climbing guide and first-response rescuer for mountain conditions. Led rock climbing tours throughout Texas, Colorado and California.

    • Appeared as an actor in numerous Baylor Theatre productions, including Angels in America, Galileo and The Interview.

     

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