Maury Mechanick

Maury Mechanick has over 30 years of experience in the field of international telecommunications. Since 2002, he has held the position of Counsel in the Washington, DC office of White & Case LLP. His practice focuses on representing public and private sector clients in the satellite and telecommunications fields in transactional and regulatory matters in the United States and abroad. In this capacity, he has also served as the external legal advisor to ITSO since 2002.

Prior to joining White & Case, Mr. Mechanick was a senior executive for nearly twenty years with COMSAT Corporation and later Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications, where he led U.S. efforts resulting in the privatization of the INTELSAT and Inmarsat intergovernmental satellite organizations and the creation of New Skies Satellites, NV, as an INTELSAT spin-off company.

Mr. Mechanick served as the U.S. Governor to INTELSAT from 1995 to 2001 and as Chairman of the INTELSAT Board of Governors during the pivotal year leading up to that organization’s privatization. Mr. Mechanick is a long-standing board member of the Society of Satellite Professionals International, and previously served as the President and Chairman of that organization and is a member of the prestigious International Institute of Space Law. Mr. Mechanick has also served as the external pro bono legal advisor to the Washington Space Business Roundtable.

Mr. Mechanick received a BSFS degree (Foreign Service) from Georgetown University in 1973 and a JD degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Degrees & Universities

  • B.S.F.S., Georgetown University
  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School