12th Annual Nebraska Space Law Conference, "Global Perspectives on Space Law and Policy"

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Matt Schaefer and Courtney Bailey at 2018 Conference

Friday October 18, 2019

Tentative Themes and Agenda: 

11AM Panel - Commercial Space Legislation: US and Global Developments

12PM - Lunch Buffet Opens

12:30PM - Student Presentation, Writing Competition Winner

12:45PM - Fireside Chat

2PM  Panel - Spectrum Challenges for Space Activities

3:30PM Panel - Military Activities in Outer Space

5PM Women in Space, Reception

NASA Space Law Network Writing Competition!

The University of Nebraska College of Law’s Space, Cyber, and Telecom (SCT) Law Program was selected by NASA to establish the Space Law Network (SLN). 

Through the Space Law Network students representing over 45 law schools, from every region in the United States, had opportunities to attend conferences focused on space law, compete for 8 paid internship positions at NASA Centers, and attend a space law focused research workshop with the aim of increasing new scholarship in space law.

The final activity associated with this project is a writing competition for students. The competition was first announced at the research workshop and hopes to inspire students to begin and complete their research on a space law topic.  However, the competition is open to all students not just those who attended the conference. 

The selected paper author will receive airfare and hotel to attend the 2019 Nebraska Law Space Law Conference in Washington DC on Friday October 18, 2019 and have the opportunity to do a 10-15 minute presentation of their research. Their 2019 conference experience will include a NASA visit the day prior to the conference, a networking reception following the conference, and the option to extend the return airline ticket to accommodate attending the International Astronautical Congress the following week.

Please note, hotel accommodations will only be provided to cover the evenings necessary for the October 17th-18th NASA visit and conference attendance. 

Learn More About the Competition!





In order to help arrange facilities we ask that attendees fill out a short registration form.



The conference is being held at the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045
Phone: 202-662-7500

Press Club Website 

Getting to the Conference

It is recommended that attendees use the metro (the 'Metro Center' stop is nearest) or a cab/ride share to get to the National Press Club, however the National Press Club has partnered with SpotHero to allow visitors to purchase  reserved parking passes around the National Press Club with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

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October is a great time to visit Washington, DC as the weather remains fairly warm but without any of the heat waves that are typical of summer months. Towards the end of October the afternoon temperatures are likely to be in the mid to upper 60s F (about 19 C).

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11th Annual University of Nebraska
Washington, D.C. Space Law Conference
Intersections of Commercial and National Security Space
Friday, September 21, 2018 at The National Press Club 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, D.C. 20045

We appreciate RSVPs for the Women's Mixer on Thursday evening, prior to the conference, but they are not required to attend. Please join us 5:30-7:30 at Husch Blackwell LLP, 750 17th St., NW, Suite 900, D.C.

This conference is co-sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) Space Law Committee.

10:55: Welcome and Introductions

11:00-NOON  Panel 1- Commercial Space Law Reform  –  What are the key issues in the American Space Commerce Free Enterprise Act House Bill and in the Senate’s evolving bill? Can the on-orbit regulatory gap be filled? Can launch regulations be revised to account for increased launches and reusable launch vehicles?

Moderators:  Marcia Smith, Founder, SpacePolicyOnline.Com & Matt Schaefer, Co-Director- Space, Cyber & Telecom Law Program, Univ. of Nebraska


  • Caryn Schenewerk, Sr. Counsel and Director, Government Affairs, SpaceX
  • Peter Marquez, Principal, Andart Global
  • Mike Gold, Chair, COMSTAC
  • Gabriel Swiney, Attorney-Advisory, U.S. State Dept.

12:10 – 12:25:  5 Big Ideas in 10 Minutes:  Courtney Bailey, NASA Associate General Counsel (IP/Commercial)

1:10-1:40: The Great Mining Debate – Is there really any problem with space mining and property rights in extracted resources?  Brian Israel, General Counsel, Planetary Resources v. Oonagh Sands, Senior Associate, Fietta International Law (Ireland)

2:00-3:15PM:  Panel 2 – Cybersecurity Threat to Satellites: Technology, Law & Policy – What is the nature and scope of the threat?  What are the appropriate policy and legal responses? What role for information sharing?  What role for insurance?

Moderators:     Gus Hurwitz, Co-Director – Space, Cyber and Telecom Law, Univ. of Nebraska & Dennis Burnett, former Vice-President Kymeta and EADS North America & Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Nebraska


  • Gerry Oberst, Senior Vice-President, Global Advocacy, SES
  • Donna Bethea-Murphy, Senior Vice-President Global Regulatory, Inmarsat
  • Chris Kunstadter, Senior Vice-President and Global Underwriting Manager, Space at XL Caitlin
  • Megan Brown, Partner, WileyRein

3:40-5:00PM  Panel 3 - Security Challenges in Space and the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Operations in Space – What are the most urgent security challenges in space? What steps can be taken to enhance rules of the road? What military actions in space could violate the U.N. Charter or the Outer Space Treaty?  How does the Law of Armed Conflict apply in Space?

Moderator:  Jack Beard, Professor of National Security Law, Univ. of Nebraska


  • Doug Loverro, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Space Policy
  • Susan Trepcyznski, Major, USAF, Staff Judge Advocate, National Air and Space Intelligence Center                
  • Seth Dilworth, Chief, Space Law, Peterson Air Force Base
  • Brian Weeden, Dir. of Program Planning, Secure World Foundation
  • Chris Borgen, Professor of Law, St. John’s Univ. Law School

CLE certified in Nebraska. Certificate provided for other jurisdictions.

Press is welcome at this event and there is a presumption that statements are on the record, however please be aware that in the past some speakers have requested to speak off the record.

Connect Before the Conference
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Women’s Happy Hour
Nebraska Law’s Women’s Initiative events and the “New! Now. Next?” Acceleration Academies are expanding rapidly including partnering with Ms. JD. The Initiative’s purpose is to provide career development support and services to female attorneys in the Midwest.

We invite women in the D.C. area who practice in the areas of aerospace, defense, and technology to join Elsbeth Magilton (Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law Program) and Dean Molly Brummond (Asst Dean for Student & Alumni Relations and Creator of the Nebraska Law Women’s Initiative) to learn about what we’re doing in the Midwest, provide feedback and insight, and of course network with other professional women in these unique fields.

When: 5:30 - 7:30, Short Program at 6:15 
Where: Husch Blackwell LLP, 750 17th St., NW, Suite 900, D.C.


"Outer Space as a Commercial Domain and Warfighting Domain:
Emerging Issues In Space Law."

10th Annual University of Nebraska Washington, D.C. Space Law Conference
September 15, 2017,  The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW,  13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045


Lunch Keynote: 5 Big Ideas for US International Space Leadership - Doug Loverro, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

“Five in 10” – 5 Big Ideas for Reform in Commercial Space in 10 Minutes – Mike Gold, Chair, COMSTAC

Panel 1 – Emerging Issues in Commercial Space Regulation

Moderators: Matthew Schaefer, Professor & Co-Director, Space, Cyber and Telecom Law Program

Panelist 1: Dr. George Nield, Assoc. Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
Panelist 2: Caryn Schenewerk, Senior Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, SpaceX
Panelist 3: Brian Israel, General Counsel, Planetary Resources Panelist 4: Charity Weeden, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
Panelist 5: Dennis Burnett, Vice-President, Kymeta & Adjunct Professor, Univ. of Nebraska

Panel 2Emerging Issues Facing NASA and US Civil Space in Commercial and International Law Matters

Moderator: Marcia Smith, Editor – Space Policy Online

Panelist 1: Courtney Bailey, Assoc. General Counsel for Commercial and IP Law
Panelist 2: Robin Frank, Assoc. General Counsel for International Law
Panelist 3: Ken Hodgkins, US State Department 

Afternoon Keynote: Professor Frans von der Dunk, Univ. of Nebraska College of Law
The International Landscape in Commercial and Civil Space Law Matters
followed by commentary
by Fabio Tranchetti, Co-Director, Institute of Space Law and Strategy, Beihang University, on China’s Authorization Regime – New Developments

Panel 3 – Emerging Issues in National Security Space

Moderators: Professor Jack Beard, Univ. of Nebraska College of Law

Panelist 1: Professor David Koplow, Georgetown University Law Center
Panelist 2: Peter Hays, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University
Panelist 3: Myland Pride, Dir. of Government & Legislative Affairs, Intelsat 

This free conference would not be possible without the help of our Administrative Assistant Bambi King in Lincoln, Nebraska. An additional thank you to J.D. students Emron Mangelson and Ashley Fischer for logistical support before and after this event on site.


New Space Technologies and Changing Business Models:
Perspectives on Regulation

9th Annual University of Nebraska Washington, D.C. Space Law Conference
Oct. 17, 2016,  The National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW,  13th Floor, Washington, DC 20045

Many new satellite technologies, and business case uses for those technologies, are being developed-- from large geostationary satellites with increased throughput and space situational awareness possibilities, to large constellation, mass-produced smaller low-earth orbit satellites, to cube and micro sats with increased capabilities and deployments from launch vehicles en mass, to “cellular” satellite models and assembly in space.  Additionally, some technology changes such as commoditization of satellites and lower launch costs could impact business models involving other new technologies, such as on-orbit satellite servicing, although market segmentation could also result.  In addition to satellite technology advancements, many other new space technologies and business models potentially will be coming online in the near future, including those for new launch systems and asteroid mining.  These developments raise numerous issues for space traffic management, surveillance and tracking, orbital debris, spectrum sharing and interference, on-orbit or in-space regulation of space activities by governments, and national licensing standards of remote sensing systems.  Broader questions of what role government versus the private sector should play as well as what changes, if any, will be needed to US commercial space regulation, and international soft-law, to address these potential new challenges arise as well.

Dr. George C. Nield, Associate Administrator for Commercial Space, FAA

Panel 1: Challenges of New Technologies and Business Models: Space Traffic Management, Space Situational Awareness and Orbital Debris

Moderators: [Matthew Schaefer or Dennis Burnett] & Danielle Miller
Panelists :
Steph Earl, Space Traffic Lead & Air Force Interface Lead, FAA
Don Greiman, Vice-President, SSA Business Unit, Schafer Corp.
Myland Pride, Dir. of Government Affairs, Intelsat
Chris Kunstadter, Senior VP, XL Catlin
Professor Jack Beard, Univ. of Nebraska Law College

Panel 2: Challenges of New Technologies and Business Models to FCC Existing Licensing Regimes

Moderators: Dennis Burnett & Franceska Schroeder
Panelists :
Karl Kensinger, Deputy Division Chief, Satellite Division, FCC
Rich Leshner, Vice President, Government Affairs and Global Policy Initiatives, Planet Labs
Gerry Oberst, Senior VP of Global Regulatory & Govt Strategy, SES

Panel 3: Potential New In-Space or On-Orbit Licensing Authority for New Activities

Moderators: Matthew Schaefer & Franceska Schroeder
Laura Montgomery, Law Offices of Laura Montgomery & former Manager, Space Law Branch FAA
Caryn Schenewerk, Senior Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, SpaceX
Mike Gold, Vice-President, Washington Operations, SSL
Peter Marquez, Vice-President for Global Engagement, Planetary Resources
Mike Mineiro, Counsel, Sub-Committee on Space, House Science Committee
Professor Frans von Der Dunk, University of Nebraska Law College

Closing Remarks

Mike Griffin, CEO Schafer Corp., Former NASA Administrator


The 8th Annual Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Washington DC Conference Presented by Nebraska Law

October 29th and 30th, 2015 | Hyatt Regency Washington | 400 New Jersey Ave NW | Washington DC 20001

Public Panel I Amending US Space Legislation – U.S. Executive and Legislative Branch Views & International Views

Laura Montgomery – Manager, Space Law Branch, FAA
Glenn Talia – Section Chief, Weather, Satellites, and Research Section, NOAA
Brian Israel – Attorney-Advisor, US Dept. of State
Courtney Bailey – Associate General Counsel, Commercial & IP Practice Group, NASA
Frans von der Dunk – Professor of Space Law, University of Nebraska
Moderators: Franceska Schroeder, Principal, Fish & Richardson; Matthew Schaefer, Professor & Director – Space, Cyber & Telecom Law

Amending US Space Legislation – Industry Views

Mike Gold – Chair, COMSTAC
Peter Marquez – VP for Global Engagement, Planetary Resources
Marc Holzapfel – Senior VP & General Counsel, Virgin Galactic
Caryn Schenewerk - Counsel & Dir. of Government Affairs, SpaceX
Russ McMurry - Principal Senior Counsel, The Boeing Company/COMSTAC Member
Moderators: Dennis Burnett, Vice-President, Kymeta & Chair, UNL-SCT Advisory Board; Matthew Schaefer, Professor & Director

Industry Perspectives Cyber Security

Rudy Brioche - Vice President, Global Public Policy & Policy Counsel, Comcast
Lindsay Kelly - Irell & Manella, LLP; Former AUSA, EDVA
Angela McKay - Director, Cybersecurity Policy and Strategy, Microsoft Shane, McGee, Chief Privacy Officer, FireEye, Inc.
Moderator - Gus Hurwitz, Ass’t Professor of Law, University of Nebraska

Academic Perspectives

David Delaney - Visiting Ass't Professor & Deputy Directory of Center for Applied Cybersecurity Research, University of Indiana-Bloomington
Andrea Matwyshyn - Professor of Law, Northeastern University
David Thaw - Ass’t Professor of Law & Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Christopher Yoo - John H. Chestnut Professor of Law, Communication, Computer & Information Science; Director, Center for Technology, Innovation & Competition, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator - Jack Beard, Ass’t Professor of Law, University of Nebraska

Panel 3, Government Perspectives

Neil Chilson - Attorney-Adviser to FTC Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen Colonel
Gary P. Corn - Staff Judge Advocate, US Cyber Command
Clete Johnson - Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity, FCC
Mick Stawacz - Deputy Chief CCIPS, head of CCIPS Cybersecurity Unit
Moderator - Colonel Gary Brown (ret.), Professor of Cyber Security at Marine Corps University

2014 Space

University of Nebraska 7th Annual
Washington, D.C. Space Law Conference

November 3, 2014
National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

On-Orbit Jurisdiction: Challenges and Opportunities

Currently, the FAA only has express regulatory authority to license launches and re-entries but not on-orbit or in-space activities.  While some have argued FAA or other federal agencies have implied or inherent authority to so regulate, agencies are unlikely to act based on these types of arguments, rather awaiting express authority from Congress.  Many new space activities are on the near horizon, including commercial human space flight, asteroid mining, lunar and orbital private research labs and hotels, and on-orbit servicing of satellites.  Private investors are seeking certainty for their investments, including private property rights, as well as safety from interference in their activities by others.   However, the US commercial space sector is also concerned that heavy-handed regulation in the early stages of such activities could inhibit the activity or drive investment abroad, and thus seek to limit any on-orbit regulatory authority to be “lite” in nature.   The US government is anxious to ensure compliance with treaty obligations requiring it to authorize and continually supervise its commercial actors’ space activities to ensure compliance with treaty obligations.  Foreign country reaction to US commercial activities in space may also depend on  whether the US has a sufficient regulatory regime in place, one that for example would prevent contamination of Earth or celestial bodies in the case of mining, or risk to neighboring satellites during on-orbit servicing.  Panel I will discuss government and industry views on the issue of on-orbit jurisdiction (or in-space regulatory authority) and Panel II will delve deeper into specific views of two sub-sectors of the US commercial space industry, those concerned with property rights and the sub-orbital marketplace.

Public Panel I – “On-Orbit Jurisdiction: Government and Industry Views”

Laura Montgomery – Manager, Space Law Branch, FAA (confirmed)
Karl Kensinger – Deputy Division Chief, Satellite Division, FCC (confirmed)
Glenn Talia – Section Chief, Weather, Satellites, and Research Section, NOAA (confirmed)
Brian Israel – Attorney-Advisor, US Dept. of State (confirmed)
Caryn Schenewerk  - Counsel & Director of Government Affairs, SpaceX (confirmed)
Russ McMurry – Senior Counsel, Boeing Network & Space Systems (invited)
Franceska Schroeder – Principal, Fish & Richardson (confirmed)
Moderators:  Professor Frans von der Dunk –Nebraska Law & Dennis Burnett – Vice-President, Kymeta

“On-Orbit Jurisdiction -  Perspectives from Different Elements of Space Sector - Views from Property Rights Interests and Sub-Orbital Activities”

Mike Gold – Chair, COMSTAC (confirmed)
Peter Marquez – VP for Global Engagement, Planetary Resources (confirmed)
Marc Holzapfel – Senior VP & General Counsel, Virgin Galactic (confirmed)
Patti Grace Smith – Principal, PGS Consulting (confirmed)
Jim Muncy – Principal, PoliSpace Consulting (confirmed)
Moderators:  Professor Matthew Schaefer- Nebraska Law & Dennis Burnett – Vice-President, Kymeta

The ABA Space Law Committee, together with AstroEsq.com, invite Space Law students and professionals in the DC area to meet up for drinks, community, and conversation following the 7th Annual Nebraska Law DC Space Law Conference.
Where: District Commons (2200 Penn. Ave. NW) [Foggy Bottom Metro]
When: Monday, Nov. 3rd, from 6-8pm

2014 Telecom


A by-invitation workshop organized by the American Enterprise Institute’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and the University of Nebraska College of Law, and cosponsored by the Federal Communications Commission
September 10–12, 2014
Federal Communications Commission
445 12th St. SW, Washington, DC
American Enterprise Institute Event Page

About This Event
The ongoing evolution of the broadband ecosystem is changing both the shape of the industry and how we think about regulating it. In mid-September, AEI’s Center for Internet, Communications, and Technology Policy and the University of Nebraska College of Law will cosponsor a three-day conference at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to highlight the latest academic thinking on broadband regulation and to give regulators the opportunity to interact with leading scholars in the field. The conference will feature presentations of seven academic papers, commentary from policy experts and regulators, and plenary sessions. Abstracts of the papers will be available by September 2 on the AEI page.
During the first afternoon of the conference, which will be open to the public, senior FCC management and other representatives will review some of the policy challenges that the transition to a ubiquitous Internet protocol–based broadband network poses.
The second and third day will feature presentations of the academic papers in a small-group setting. Although space is quite limited, those wishing to observe the academic discussions should contact: guro.ekrann@aei.org by September 3 and will be notified of availability by September 8.
To foster a candid discussion of work in the early stages of development, workshop sessions will be conducted under the Chatham House Rule (participants are free to use information received in the meeting but may not reveal the identity or affiliation of any speaker or other participant, except to the extent required for adherence to the FCC’s ex parte regulations).

Opening remarks:
Tim Brennan, Federal Communications Commission
Jon Chambers, Federal Communications Commission
Jonathan Levy, Federal Communications Commission

Keynote I: Broadband regulation across the G7 Richard Bennett, AEI

Robert Crandall, Brookings Institution
Bronwyn Howell, Victoria University

Roslyn Layton, Aalborg University

Keynote II: The digital past as prologue: The combination of active public policy and private investment in the crowning achievement of progressive American capitalism Mark Cooper, Consumer Federation of America

Harold Furchtgott-Roth, Hudson Institution
Blair Levin, Aspen Institute

Babette Boliek, Pepperdine University

Keynote III: Past performance does not guarantee future results: Toward a dynamic theory of telecom regulation
Christopher Yoo, University of Pennsylvania

Erik Bohlin, Telecommunications Policy
Gene Kimmelman, Public Knowledge

Gus Hurwitz, University of Nebraska

Thursday, September 11, 2014
Opening remarks:

Jeffrey Eisenach, AEI

Presentation: Regulatory intervention in Internet service provider interconnection disputes Robert Frieden, Penn State University

Harold Feld, Public Knowledge
Tom Lenard, Technology Policy Institute

Jeffrey Eisenach, AEI

Presentation: The perils of Internet interconnection disclosure Daniel Lyons, Boston College

Mark Jamison, University of Florida
Geoff Manne, International Center for Law and Economics

Bronwyn Howell, Victoria University

Luncheon discussion: OTT regulation

Lee McKnight, Syracuse University
David Waterman, Indiana University

Gus Hurwitz, University of Nebraska

Presentation: Government-provided Internet access: Terms of service as speech rules Enrique Armijo, Elon University

Jason Llorenz, Rutgers University
Randy May, Free State Foundation
Nicole Turner-Lee, Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

James K. Glassman, AEI

Presentation: The Internet of things and wearable technology Adam Thierer, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Janice Hauge, University of North Texas
Kate Matraves, Federal Communications Commission
Will Rinehart, American Action Forum

Bret Swanson, Entropy Economics

Presentation: The FCC’s Open Internet notice of proposed rulemaking and the close of utility regulation
Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law

Tejas Narechania, Columbia University
Brent Skorup, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Shane Tews, AEI

Friday, September 12, 2014
Plenary roundtable


“Cyber Intrusions: Tallinn Report – What Advances? What Weaknesses?”

Our panelists include Col. Gary Brown (USAF ret.), Catherine Lotrionte (Georgetown), and Professor Jack Beard (University of Nebraska).

Following the cyber panel, the panel on telecommunications law is structured around the 100 year anniversary of the Kingsbury Commitment, the first antitrust consent decree relating to the US telecommunications system and arguably the beginning of modern regulation of this system,
"Regulation v. Market Based Mechanisms for The Internet’s Future."
It will feature four panelists, all of whom have thought and written extensively about the past and future of telecommunications law: Milton Mueller (Professor, Syracuse University School of Information Studies), Randolph May (President, Free State Foundation; former Director of Communications Policy Studies, Progress and Freedom Foundation and Associate General Counsel, FCC), Rob Frieden (Pioneers Chair and Professor of Telecommunications and Law, Penn State University), and Justin (Gus) Hurwitz (Professor of Telecommunications Law at Nebraska Law).

"Commercial Space Liability Issues [focusing on 3rd party and SFP liability issues]"

featuring Patti Grace Smith (Patti Grace Smith Consulting, former Assoc. Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation FAA), Russ McMurry ( General Counsel, Boeing), Caryn Schenewerk (Counsel and Director of Government Affairs, Space X), Frans von der Dunk (Professor of Space Law, UNL College of Law).

"Commercial Space Liability Issues [focusing on SFP and sponsored flight issues]"

includes Courtney Graham (Assoc. General Counsel, Commercial and IP Law Practice Group, NASA), Laura Montgomery (Senior Attorney, FAA), Pamela Meredith (Co-Chair, Space Law Practice Group, Zuckert, Scoutt, Rasenberger)


Karlus Cozart at 2012 DC Conference. Photo by Bambi King

LL.M. Candidate Karlus Cozart asking questions of the panel at the 5th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference in Washington DC.

Justin Blanset. Photo by Bambi King

LL.M. Alumni Justin Blanset asking questions of the panel at the 5th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference in Washington DC.

Matthew McHale. Photo by Bambi King

LL.M. Alumni Matthew McHale asking questions of the panel at the 5th Annual Space and Cyber Law Conference in Washington DC.

Panel 1 DC Conference 2012. Photo by Bambi King

Panel: Cyber Warfare – The Present and Future

Matthew Schaefer, Director and Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Professor Catherine Lotrionte, Executive Director, Institute for Law, Science and Global Security, Georgetown University

Professor Jack Beard, Assistant Professor, UNL College of Law, former Deputy Associate General Counsel (International Affairs) DOD

Panel 1, Day 1 DC Conference 1012. Photo by Bambi King

Panel: Regulating and Incentivizing Commercial Space in an Operational Era

Matthew Schaefer, Director and Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Courtney Graham, Associate General Counsel for Commercial and Intellectual Property Group, NASA

Laura Montgomery, Senior Legal Counsel, FAA-AST

Frans von der Dunk, Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law

Panel 2, Day 2 DC Conference 2012. Photo by Bambi King

Panel: Cyber Legislation and Implementation: Views from the
Ground, the Hill, and DOJ re Issues of Computer Fraud, Intellectual
Property Protection, and Info Sharing/Immunity

Joe Demarco, Partner, DeVore & DeMarco & former Asst. US Attorney (S.D.N.Y.)

Aaron Cooper, Chief Intellectual Property Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee

John Lynch, Chief, Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section, US Dept. of Justice

Matt Oppenheim, Founding Partner, Oppenheim & Zebrak

Matthew Schaefer, Director and Professor of Law, Space, Cyber, and Telecom Law LL.M. Program, University of Nebraska College of Law


4TH Annual University of Nebraska College of Law
Washington, D.C. Space and Cyber Conference

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W. (One block from White House)
Washington, D.C.


Tim Hughes, Vice-President and General Counsel, SpaceX
Marc Holzapfel, Senior Vice President and Legal Counsel, Virgin Galactic
Courtney Graham, Assoc. General Counsel for Commercial Law, NASA
Laura Montgomery, Senior Attorney, FAA
Dennis Burnett, Vice-President Trade and Export Controls, EADS

THURSDAY OCT. 13TH 3:00-5:00PM

Col. Gary Brown, Staff Judge Advocate, US Cyber Command
Catherine Lotrionte, Professor, Georgetown Univ. (former Assoc. Gen. Counsel, CIA)
Joe DeMarco, Partner, Devore & Demarco (former Asst. US Attorney for Southern District of NY)


3rd Annual Washington, D.C. Space and Cyber Conference

Supported by Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) & American Branch of International Law Association (ABILA)

Day 1-Telecom
National Security Policies – for Cyberspace and Outer Space Thursday

Welcome and Introduction:

Marvin Ammori & Matt Schaefer, Professors of Law, University of Nebraska, College of Law, and Susan Poser Law College Dean.

Keynote Conversation

Bruce Schneier, BT: Chief Security Technology Officer; author of numerous books and Schneier on Security blog Stewart Baker, Steptoe & Johnson; previously, Department of Homeland Security, Assistant Secretary for Policy; author Skating on Stilts: Why We Aren’t Stopping Tomorrow’s Terrorism (2010) 10:35-12:05: Defining the Problems: Technology, Incentives, and People
Scott Borg, Director and Chief Economist, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit
Jason Healey, Delta Risk: Senior Consultant; formerly White House: Director for Cyber Infrastructure Protection
Marcus Sachs, Verizon: Executive Director for National Security and Cyber Policy
Kim Hart, Politico: Reporter (moderator) 12:00-1:15 Lunch 1:20-2:50: Addressing the Problem
James Lewis, Center for Strategic and International Studies: Director and Senior Fellow, Technology and Public Policy Program; author of Securing Cyberspace in the 44th Presidency Greg Nojeim, Center for Democracy and Technology: Senior Counsel & Director of Project on Freedom, Security & Technology
Liesyl Franz, Tech America: Vice President for Information Security and Global Public Policy
Rob Knake, Council on Foreign Relations: International Affairs Fellow in Residence, and co-author with Richard A. Clarke of Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (moderator)

Keynote Legal Conversation

Col. Gary Brown, U.S. Cyber Command: Judge Advocate General Daniel J. Ryan, National Defense University: Professor of Systems Management; formerly National Director of Information Systems Security for the Office of the Secretary of Defense