An Evening with NASA’s General Counsel Sumara Thompson-King

Cadwalader DC Women’s Leadership Initiative presents an Evening with NASA’s General Counsel Sumara Thompson-King.

Guests will have the pleasure of hearing Ms. Thompson-King speak about her groundbreaking career as NASA’s first African-American and first woman to serve in the position. As General Counsel, Ms. Thompson-King provides legal advice and counsel to NASA’s Administrator and senior management on a range of legal matters and leads the agency’s legal team. Among her many accolades, Ms. Thompson-King was awarded NASA’s Exceptional Achievement Medal in recognition of her litigation accomplishments and received a Director’s Commendation for her dedicated service to NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. Her career at NASA spans from 1986, when she was only the second woman hired in the Office of the Chief Counsel at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. She is a recognized expert in government contracting and procurement. She received an A.B. in Government from Smith College and earned her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center.