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General Meeting January 2020

January 30, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Star Laws: The Final Legal Frontier

January 30th (Thursday) 5:30 pm General Meeting

Clayton Library Center at 5300 Caroline St.

The Houston Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this meeting. The library has a parking lot with free parking. The meeting will be held in the Carriage House. See attached map showing location of the library and photo showing the carriage house and parking area.

IEEE Houston Consultant Network members, IEEE Members, interested parties, students and guests are all welcome! Please RSVP to tgcooper@sbcglobal.net.


5:30 PM – Networking
5:45 PM – Brief announcements, HCN Board Election and introduction of speaker
6:00 PM – Presentation followed by Q and A
7:15 PM – Adjourn and exit the building

Benjamin Ritz, JD and Grant Davis, MSSE

McDowell Hetherington, LLP and Lockheed Martin Space


The occupied Moon, a shattered space station, and falling satellites. Were the Rebels or the Empire liable? Did the U.S.S. Enterprise clean it up? Can you turn the Moon into a Death Star? Come learn
about the laws of Outer Space both international and domestic.


Benjamin Ritz
Benjamin Ritz is an associate attorney at McDowell Hetherington, LLP where he handles complex commercial and insurance litigation. He has extensive experience with federal and state courts, including the Supreme Court of Texas, the Supreme Court of Ireland, two appellate courts, and two trial courts. Also, while studying abroad in Prague, he had the opportunity to take a class on U.S. Supreme Court history with Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. Outside the office, Benjamin enjoys spending time with his son, attending conventions with his author wife, playing board games, attending and participating in theater, trying new restaurants, and traveling. Ben is an Eagle Scout, a law nerd, and a science fiction nerd.

Grant Davis
Grant Davis works for Lockheed Martin Space, programming simulations for the Orion Spacecraft which will be orbiting the Moon in 2021. Grant is a Professional Engineer in Software, one of 54 certified in Texas. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin. He has Masters Degrees in Software Engineering and Finance from the University of Houston at Clear Lake.


January 30, 2020
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Tommy Cooper
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Clayton Library Center Carriage House
5300 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004 United States
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