Womble Bond Dickinson’s Global Business and Government Contracts teams will take part in the Space & Missile Defence (SMD) Symposium, a key educational, professional development and networking event for the aerospace and defence sectors. SMD will take place from 8 to 10 August in Huntsville, Alabama.

WBD lawyers from the U.S. and UK attending the SMD Symposium will include:

  • Stephen Anderson, previously Senior Counsel to the Maritime Services division of BAE Systems;
  • Al Broadbent, former Special Advisor to the Secretary of Defence; 
  • Alan Enslen, former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier turned international trade lawyer;
  • James Love, a veteran IP partner who frequently advises aerospace and defence companies; 
  • Rich Raleigh, former U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps attorney; and
  • David Vance Lucas, former General Counsel of Intergraph.

The speakers for the three-day SMD Symposium will include both private sector leaders from aerospace and defence companies as well as high-ranking officers and officials from key military and government agencies, including Missile Defence Agency; Space and Missile Defence Command; Space Command; Army Futures Command; and Army Materiel Command. In addition, leaders and professionals from our nation’s allies will be in attendance. This year’s Symposium is expected to attract more than 200 exhibiting organizations and 5,000+ industry professionals.

Huntsville is a hub for the U.S. aerospace and defence sectors. Redstone Arsenal is home to more than 70 defence and federal entities and Cummings Research Park is the second-largest research park in the U.S. In 2022, Womble Bond Dickinson opened the firm’s Huntsville office with a focus on serving aerospace and defence clients.

Womble Bond Dickinson Global Business and Government Contracts lawyers also will attend the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) event, which takes place from 12 to 15 September in London.  

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