Samuel Gompers LMI Advisors Profile Photo Satellite and Telecommunication Law

Samuel Gompers


Samuel Gompers is a trained physicist and attorney concentrating on FCC licensing, satellite, and space law issues. Additionally, he specializes in intellectual property, with extensive experience in patent, trademark, and copyright prosecution. He has practiced commercial contracts and entertainment law, counseling a diverse client base of scientists, engineers, artists, filmmakers, and small businesses.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Samuel was a satellite attitude and mission analyst at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. He worked on numerous Earth observation and space research satellite missions, including the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory. Later, while still at Goddard, Samuel’s doctoral research involved research and design of microchip lasers for use in NASA satellite laser ranging efforts. Upon completion of his doctoral work, Samuel engaged in post-doctoral research in theoretical quantum optics, concentrating on Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen experiments.

Samuel’s background also includes the study of national security issues relating to weapons of mass destruction at the Institute for World Politics. This extensive space-related technical, operational, and policy background affords Samuel a unique appreciation and important perspective on the implementation of clients’ space and satellite-related businesses.


  • Satellite Regulation
  • FCC Licensing
  • Intellectual Property & Trade Compliance
  • Commercial Space Policy


  • Towson University, B.A., Physics. 1987
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore County, M.S., Applied Physics, 1991
  • American University, Ph.D., Physics, 2000
  • Widener University Commonwealth Law School, J.D., 2007

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • American Bar Association
  • International Institute of Space Law
  • State of Maryland