Deputy General Counsel, Blue Origin
Audrey Powers is the Deputy General Counsel for Blue Origin, a commercial space company operating and developing two launch vehicle programs as well as pursuing other advanced development initiatives in space.
Ms. Powers received a bachelor’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Purdue University and worked as an engineer for almost 10 years prior to becoming a lawyer. As a guidance and controls engineer, she was a flight controller for NASA with 2000 hours of console time in Mission Control for the International Space Station Program. She also supported government satellite programs for Lockheed Martin. Ms. Powers then received a Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law.
As Blue Origin’s Deputy General Counsel, Ms. Powers handles a wide variety of legal matters, including major supplier and customer contract negotiations, real estate and launch site development, FAA licensing and regulatory affairs, legislative policy matters, corporate governance, human resources and labor and employment law.
Prior to joining Blue Origin, Ms. Powers worked in private practice for aerospace and high tech clients, specifically in the areas of export controls, regulatory affairs.