Christopher D. Bair

Associate
Office Washington DC
Contact
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Chris has his eyes on the stars.  From established satellite operators to new space startups, from mega-constellations to cubesats, Chris is passionate about helping clients get their satellites off the ground and into orbit.  Chris knows the many regulatory hurdles that satellite operators face at the FCC and advises on issues ranging from spectrum policy to orbital debris mitigation.  He also assists clients with all manner of FCC filing needs, including license applications, U.S. market access grants for non-U.S. operators, and comments on FCC rulemaking proceedings.  Chris joined WBK following work as an Attorney Advisor at the FCC in the Satellite Division of the International Bureau, where he was heavily involved in a range of satellite policymaking activities.

Representative Engagements

Represents satellite clients in licensing and rulemaking proceedings before the FCC.

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Honors and Leadership Positions

Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

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Publications

Asteroid Mining and Interpretative Declarations: A Path Toward Wider Applicability of the Liability Convention in the Future Space Industry, The SciTech Lawyer, Volume 12, Issue 1, Fall 2015

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Bar Admissions

Colorado
District of Columbia (Pending)

Education

J.D. cum laude, The George Washington University Law School, 2016
B.A. magna cum laude, University of Denver, 2012