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Paul Stimers

R. Paul Stimers

Partner, K&L Gates LLP, and Executive Director, Quantum Industry Coalition

Mr. Stimers focuses his policy advocacy efforts on matters related to emerging technologies, such as commercial spaceflight, IT, nanotechnology, and water technology, and advises a wide range of companies and industry associations in pursuing legislation and representing their interests before Congress and federal agencies.

As policy counsel to several major commercial spaceflight companies and the leading industry association for commercial spaceflight, Mr. Stimers has been active in helping the industry grow quickly and safely, while continuing to support a strong role for NASA in space exploration. He has addressed a wide variety of areas of space law and policy, including: licensing and permitting of launch and reentry; liability, insurance, and indemnification; property rights in space; manufacturing and resource utilization in space; air and space traffic management; and debris mitigation.

In the field of information technology policy, Mr. Stimers works with software companies and industry associations to ensure data and network security without restricting technological development. He has helped manage industry-wide efforts to prevent technology mandates while improving security. He has also assisted companies in developing privacy policies that protect consumers’ personal information while enabling new products and services. He was actively involved in matters relating to Internet governance during the recent transition of DNS authority. He founded the Quantum Industry Coalition, a group of quantum computing, communications, and cryptography companies working to advance U.S. leadership in the field.