Major Jeremy Grunert
Major Jeremy Grunert is an officer in the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps and is currently serving as an Assistant Professor of Law at the United States Air Force Academy. He teaches the Academy’s “Space Law” and “Law for Air Force Officers” courses. Major Grunert has previously been stationed as a trial attorney at RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom, and Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, and has deployed to Qatar and Afghanistan. He holds an undergraduate degree in Government & Literature from Claremont McKenna College, a JD from the Pepperdine University School of Law, and an LL.M. in “Air & Space Law” from the University of Mississippi School of Law. Major Grunert’s research interests include outer space law, particularly space security law and its relationship to military operations; international law and politics; Middle Eastern politics and history; unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and air law; and military history.
Patrick Honnebier is identified as one of the very few aircraft finance lawyers having obtained the benefits of both worlds. He is a long-standing academic and also he has a vast practical expertise in international aviation finance and lease laws. The combination of scholarly legal knowledge and its direct application in practice makes him a well-rounded aircraft finance lawyer. Honnebier is Of Counsel at Gomez & Bikker Law Offices and based in Amsterdam. He advises major manufacturers, banks, lessors, corporate and private operators and airlines in relation to international financing and leasing of aircraft, helicopters and engines. He lectures at the LL.M. in Air and Space Law programme of the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), School of Law. He is the professor for the full Spring Semester module International Aviation Financing and Leasing Laws. Worldwide, this academic and practical course is the only one of its kind. Also teaching mobile equipment financing law at the Law Faculties of Utrecht University and Groningen University, the Netherlands. Previously, for ten years responsible for the courses transnational aviation financing law at the International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University and corporate/commercial law at the University of Aruba. Honnebier participated in the Diplomatic Conference for the realization of the Convention on International Interest in Mobile Equipment and the Aircraft Equipment Protocol in Cape Town, South Africa (2001). He was the expert legal counsel of the Governments of Aruba and the former Netherlands Antilles and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs concerning the adoption by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the Cape Town Convention on 1 September, 2010. He is the author of numerous articles which are published in all the leading air law journals. Editor of Journaal Luchtrecht/Netherlands Journal of Air Law. Frequently and worldwide Honnebier is a speaker at international aviation finance and lease conferences.
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly is an expert on satellite regulatory policy with over 30 years of experience. She is currently the Senior Advisor for Regulatory & Space Policy at OneWeb where she advises a global team of legal & technical policy analysts. Pritchard-Kelly has also worked at O3b (now SES Networks) and American Mobile Satellite Corporation. She has a Master’s Degree in space and telecommunications policy from George Washington University and a J.D. from the University of Maryland. Ms. Pritchard-Kelly is on the board of the US Telecommunications Training Institute and is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Secure World Foundation.
J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law
LL.M., Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law
Christian “C.J.” Robison currently serves as an Attorney-Advisor for several organizations within Air Force Materiel Command. In this position, Mr. Robison provides legal support primarily to the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicle and Directed Energy Directorates in the areas of acquisitions, fiscal law, procurement fraud, Government ethics, intellectual property, and administrative law. Mr. Robison is considered a subject matter expert on Federal procurement and directly advises Air Force and Space Force military commanders and Federal executives in charge of executing high-value research and development programs. Mr. Robison is admitted to practice in the States of Texas and New Mexico. Prior to joining the Air Force as a Federal civil servant, Mr. Robison served as an Assistant Chief Counsel for the NASA Launch Services Program at Kennedy Space Center, using his legal abilities to procure launch vehicles for NASA and NOAA unmanned science missions. Mr. Robison also currently serves as a Judge Advocate in the United States Army Reserve, assisting Soldiers and their families with numerous legal issues in areas such as wills and estates, consumer protection, and employment discrimination.