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Astroscale U.S. Appoints Lewis as Senior VP of Policy and General Counsel

ELSA-M. Credit: Astroscale

Ibadan, 20 May 2024. – Astroscale U.S. Inc. has announced the appointment of Janna Lewis as Senior Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, effective immediately. Based in Washington D.C., Lewis will consequently provide strategic legal and policy direction to facilitate Astroscale U.S.’s growth and ensure compliance with evolving regulations. Furthermore, she will guide the company in the areas of corporate law and governance, contracts, intellectual property and domestic policy, and she will serve on the Astroscale U.S. Board of Directors as Secretary.

Lewis earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University, with certificates from the University of Cambridge and Stanford University. She is a registered patent attorney, and a member of the International Institute of Space Lawyers and the AIA Intellectual Property Committee. Lewis is a leading voice on the rapidly evolving laws and policies affecting the space industry.

Most recently, Lewis served as Senior Corporate Counsel for BAE Systems, Inc., where she supported strategic development and delivery of advanced space and cyber solutions. Before that role, she was Corporate Counsel at Northrop Grumman, serving as the senior-level IP lawyer and innovation strategist. Before that, she worked in Innovation Strategy & Partnership Sourcing at Facebook where she managed strategic engagements to advance Facebook’s mission to enable global internet connectivity through airborne and space-based platforms.

“This position underscores our commitment to make on-orbit servicing routine for our government and commercial customers via a balanced approach to addressing the policy, technology and economic complexities of this emerging market,” said Ron Lopez, President of Astroscale U.S. “Janna’s experience, spanning national security and commercial space sectors, will ensure that we achieve balance while adding valuable legal expertise to our Leadership Team.”

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