Womble Bond Dickinson’s Global Business and Government Contracts teams will take part in the Space & Missile Defense (SMD) Symposium, a key educational, professional development and networking event for the aerospace and defense sectors. SMD will take place Aug. 8-10 in Huntsville, Ala.

WBD attorneys 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 Defense; 
  • Alan Enslen, former U.S. Army Special Forces soldier turned international trade lawyer;
  • James Love, a veteran IP partner who frequently advises aerospace and defense 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 defense companies as well as high-ranking officers and officials from key military and government agencies, including Missile Defense Agency; Space and Missile Defense 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 defense sectors. Redstone Arsenal is home to more than 70 defense 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 defense clients.

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

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