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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
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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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