Tim Hughes leads the legal, regulatory, and government affairs efforts at SpaceX. Joining in 2005 as the company’s first in-house counsel, Tim has defined SpaceX’s legal and government affairs functions from the ground up, helping to take the company from true start-up to one of the world’s most recognizable and innovative technology firms.
Prior to joining SpaceX, Tim served as Majority Counsel to the Committee on Science and Technology in the United States House of Representatives. In this capacity, he provided counsel to the Science Committee, with a particular focus on the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and Space Shuttle Columbia accident investigation.
Tim is a graduate of William and Mary Law School and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.