As General Counsel for Spaceflight, Dennis is responsible for all legal support for the company, leading strategic and tactical legal initiatives and providing counsel to senior management and supporting all departments within the company. With 20 years of legal experience in the commercial and government aerospace and aviation sectors, Dennis has spent his career working on government and commercial contracts, international trade, international joint ventures, non-US companies conducting defense work in for and in the United States, corporate governance, all types of insurance, intellectual property, financial instruments, litigation and arbitration.
Most relevant to Spaceflight, Dennis served as the Vice President and General Counsel of the Sea Launch Company, L.L.C., when it was an international joint venture of The Boeing Company. Additionally, he served as the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors.
Prior to Sea Launch, Dennis worked for the Lockheed Martin Corporation spin-off, Astrolink, LLC, which intended to provide broadband services worldwide via a constellation of four satellites. When Lockheed Martin and its partners wound down that venture, Dennis transitioned to Sea Launch.
Dennis also served as the Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of two aviation based companies: Italian-based Leonardo Company, S.p.A.’s, Helicopter Division’s Philadelphia subsidiary and the French-based Thales Group S.A.’s Avionics business unit in California. In both roles, Dennis led the legal efforts for both companies on all matters with a focus on commercial and government contracts.
Dennis received his Juris Doctor from The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law. When he’s not lawyering, you can find him sharing his passions for cooking, traveling, skiing, and his philosophy of a life of learning with his three children.