MEET OUR TEAM

Jonathan Kaley-Isley is a space lawyer and cybersecurity expert based in The Netherlands. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Chicago-Kent School of Law, and an Advanced Legal Masters degree  in Aviation and Space Law from the University of Leiden. His Ph.D. research is focused on the ethical & normative regulation of AI and adaptive decision making technologies in outer space.

Jonathan has spent his career at the intersection of law and emerging technologies, directing global information governance, cybersecurity, and privacy programs at Visa, Barclays, Blackrock, and Vanguard. He taught computer science and security at the graduate level at the University of Denver, He is the former Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, and the former CIO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Jonathan directs the operations of the global organization, including the production of the Space Court Law Library, the work of our law clerks and rapporteurs, and SCF special projects.

Yana Yakushina is a lawyer, researcher, and dark sky protection educator. Currently, Yana is working on her Ph.D. at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Yana is actively involved in dark sky protection awareness activities by attending international conferences, podcasts, and workshops and providing consulting services.

Yana has successfully participated in international legal research projects in the field of dark sky protection and space law and collaborated with organizations and government bodies worldwide, inter alia, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ghent University, the EU Commission, International Dark-Sky Association, Starlight Foundation, International Astronomical Union, UNOOSA, etc. In addition, Yana is a member and an advisor of several NGOs, including the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), Starlight Foundation, and the Rule of Law Association. This year Yana has become a board member and one of the co-founders of the Belgian dark sky protection organization – Living Night.

Tamara Blagojević holds a LL.B and an LL.M in International Law, with her Master thesis on “International liability for environmental damages in Space Law”. The thesis served as a foundation for her chapter of the book on Green Crimes and international Criminal Law published by Vernon Press.
Her professional development is colored by green activism and engagement on project activities of organizations such as OSCE, UNHCR, UNICEF, Greenpeace, Human Rights Defenders, Changemakers,
ASTRA, YUCOM, ELSA, and UNDP, where the last four resulted with her being published as a co-author. 
Her most recent article, published by Jersey Law Commission Resolution Journal is titled “Sustainable Uses of Outer Space, Celestial Bodies and Resources as the End Game For Private Actors – Congruence Or Divergence?”. Tamara is also an author of various blogs on justice issues, related to Space Law, on the online blog “A Contrario ICL”. She has also been a speaker on Environmental crimes and protection conferences held by the Common Good Foundation, as well as for Washington State Bar and National American Paralegal Association webinars, all on topics related to Space Law and Cyber Law.
Nathan Johnson
Nathan Johnson is an attorney licensed in Washington, DC, and publishes the blog and podcast AstroEsq. He graduated with his Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, and received an LL.M from the University of Nebraska College of Law in Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law. He worked at the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation during SpaceX’s first berth with the International Space Station, and for the US House of Representatives’ Committee on Science, Space, and Technology during deliberation on human spaceflight regulation. He has published articles on orbital debris removal, on-orbit liability, and outer space property rights. He is also the Regional Organizer for the Manfred Lachs North America Space Law Moot Court Competition.
Mr. Bennett is a dual-LL.M graduate in Public International Law and European Law cum laude from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Using this LL.M combination, as a Legal Research Officer in European law, his focus at SCF is to conduct research into current and future European Space Law (jurisdictions of both the EU and ESA), and especially the EU constitutional aspects surrounding them. He further works to strengthen SCF’s presence in Europe, and bring greater knowledge of the EU-ESA space governance system to actors and stakeholders further afield from the continent in keeping with SCF’s fundamental purpose.
He has published several peer-reviewed pieces on leading platforms such as the European Journal of International Law Blog, Verfassungsblog, and others. Owing to his knowledge of European space law and its place within the wider EU constitutional and defence system, his expertise has been sought – through presentations and interviews – by the German Ministry of Defence, the European Security and Defence College, the European Military Research Institute, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and others. In addition to the above, Mr. Bennett has a keen interest in negotiation theory and practice, having entered and won several national competitions in the subject. He uses the skills gained during these experiences to maintain open, direct, and honest communication during his work. He feels most at home in mountains, and is an avid animal lover – especially in the case of dogs.

Antonio is a consultant and speaker for aerospace policy, technology integration, sustainability and inclusivity, and education.

🌏 Minerva University Alumnus
🏔 FutureTalks Foundation Arctic Expedition Member

UHG Foundation Himalayas Expedition Member

Marine Corps Officer

🛰 SGAC Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator

Moon Village Association East Asia Regional Coordinator 

🎖 IAF Emerging Space Leader 2022

Tencent THINC Fellow

Korea Prime Ministerial National Talent Award

SGAC Pioneer Award

The Mars Generation 24 Under 24

#17 Top Men to follow on LinkedIn for Aviation & Aerospace

Shawn Case is the Founder and Chair of Enterprise in Space, a nonprofit organization to put the first spacecraft into orbit bearing the name Enterprise as a STEAM program. Shawn has experience as a health advocate and has been active with health care professionals for over 15 years.

Cris van Eijk is an international lawyer based in the United Kingdom. His research on space law and its making has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, several academic blogs, and the International Astronomical Union’s second Dark and Quiet Skies report. Cris holds a BA in International Justice from Leiden University College, an LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University, and a BA in Law from the University of Cambridge. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Leicester.

Mr. Wolff is an attorney and entrepreneur, developing a corporate portfolio of innovative and cutting edge startup companies including 3D printing technology, robotics, commercial space, and more. Mr. Wolff is admitted to the Appellate Division, First Department of New York State. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins and New York Law School. He is an attorney in the Commercial and Real Estate Litigation Department of Sacco & Fillas L.L.P., where he specializes in business formation, corporate governance, finance, intellectual property, and real estate law. He is also a volunteer Executive Board Member At-Large for the United Nations Association, serving on the Southern District Division of New York committee where he works with 2030 Sustainable Development Goal Agenda implementation as it relates to emerging technology and space development. He has lectured on emerging technologies, public-private partnerships, and domestic and international regulatory frameworks at institutions such as the New York City Bar Association, M.I.T., the New York County Lawyers Association, the Westchester Bar Association, the New York State Society of Certified Professional Accountants Litigation committee, and more. His portfolio of companies include cofounder of Deep Space Industries, a commercial space company developing asteroid mining spacecraft and advanced smallsat microwave ion propulsion systems, headquartered at N.A.S.A. Ames in California; cofounder and Chief Business Officer of Orbital Assembly Corporation, a space construction company developing the patented Segment Truss Assembly Robot (STAR) spacecraft and the rotating Voyager Space Station, headquartered in California; cofounder of Space Initiatives Inc., an aerospace company developing advanced transponders and ballistic sensor systems which recently awarded U.S. Air Force AFWERX Lunar development contracts, headquartered in Florida; Chief Financial Officer of Immortal Data Inc., an aerospace company developing advanced data and sensor control systems for spacecraft (formerly X-Cor), headquartered in Virginia, cofounder of United Space Structures, a commercial space company designing and constructing a Lunar lava-tube facility, among other companies in his corporate portfolio. Most recently, Mr. Wolff presented at the 2019 National Space Society International Space Development Conference Policy Forum on Space Settlement held at the Sheraton Pentagon City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia.