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Gerald Adams

Gerald Adams L’22

CTIC Non-Resident Research Fellow

Gerald Adams’s scholarship focuses on emerging property issues at the intersection of law and technology. Gerald currently works as a Global Satellite Policy Associate at SpaceX where he advises on domestic and international regulatory matters and spectrum policy.

A 2022 graduate of Penn Carey Law, Gerald was a Levy Scholar and received the Herbert F. Schwartz Award for distinguished achievement in law and technology. He was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law & Innovation and served as a research assistant to Prof. Christopher Yoo of Penn Carey Law and Prof. Kevin Werbach of the Wharton School. While at CTIC, Gerald focused on congestion pricing in spectrum markets and policy recommendations for licensing decisions. At Wharton, he focused on state and federal blockchain regulation. Additionally, he was a research fellow for the Center for Quantum Networks, where he examined the competition dynamics of emerging networking architectures based on quantum communications.

Gerald worked as a summer associate at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C., where he counseled on Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proceedings, domestic and international spectrum conflicts, and entity designation and trade restrictions surrounding telecommunications equipment and infrastructure. Before his summer associateship, he interned at the FCC in the Office of Commissioner Geoffrey Starks.

Before attending law school, Gerald was a patent engineer at Holland & Hart LLP and a research fellow at the Institute of Pure and Applied Mathematics focusing on matter systems for quantum computing. In addition to his law degree, Gerald holds a BS 2016 from the University of Utah.