Dennis Burnett

Dennis Burnett

Consulting Principal

Dennis Burnett advises clients on satellite and space-related matters, specializing in U.S. and international space law issues, export control, commercial matters, and national security issues.

Dennis has represented commercial interests in numerous satellite licensing proceedings, manufacturing and global supply chain agreements, export compliance programs, and foreign ownership and national security matters. He advises technology firms on issues before the U.S. Departments of Defense, Commerce, and State, and the Federal Communications Commission. Dennis previously served as Vice President, Trade Policy and Export Control, for EADS North America.

Dennis also has advised Chinese, German, Japanese, and Russian clients in negotiations with the U.S. government and commercial interests in satellite and space-related contracts. In addition, he has drafted, applied for, and obtained U.S. system satellite licenses and the first National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration operating license for Digital Globe’s commercial remote sensing satellite service.

Dennis serves as Chairman of the Space, Cyber and Telecommunication Law Advisory Board at the University of Nebraska College of Law, and Treasurer of the International Institute of Space Law. He has authored several articles on export control and space law.

Practice

  • U.S. and International Space and Satellite Law
  • U.S. Export Controls and National Security

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, LLM, 1976
  • University of Nebraska College of Law, JD, 1973
  • Nebraska Wesleyan University, B.S. Political Science/German, 1970

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics