Welcome Everyone from the Spaceport LA COWBOYS AND OUTLAWS panel, and the Space Tech Expo at large!
My name is Rebekah Rounds, and I’m a Maryland and California-licensed attorney whose principal practice focuses on domestic and international space law and policy.
Before graduating with my J.D. from Mississippi College School of Law in 2014, I served as a legal fellow for the then-Chairman of the Space Subcommittee in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Steven Palazzo. Under Chairman Palazzo, I researched international and domestic space law, space law issues related to Federal Acquisition Regulations and Space Act Agreements, and various legal issues pertaining to NASA Reauthorization, commercial space policy, and liability and indemnity regimes for private space launch actors.
In 2017, I published my paper “The Intersection of U.S. Space Policy Goals and National Security Needs: An Argument for a Regulatory Regime Oversight Commission That Balances Space-Related Policy Interests” in the Journal of Space Law.
I am a Member of the Board of Directors at Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute in North Carolina. I also serve on the Space Committee of the ABA’s Forum of Air and Space, and of course am involved in Spaceport LA’s initiatives, including the COWBOYS AND OUTLAWS panel on which I moderate.
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