Mr. Pomfret is the founder and Executive Director of the Centre for Spatial Law and Policy. He is recognized as leader on the legal and policy issues that impact the collection, use, storage and distribution of geospatial information, such as licensing, privacy and data protection, data quality and liability and regulatory matters. He regularly speaks around the globe on these issues and has presented to committees of the United Nations and the U.S. House of Representatives. He is a member of the United Nations Global Geospatial Information Management Working Group on Legal and Policy Frameworks for Geospatial Information Management.
Mr. Pomfret is an adjunct professor on Spatial Law at George Washington University. He has conducted training and workshops on geospatial legal and policy issues throughout Asia and the Middle East. He is also the author of the UN-GGIM Compendium on the Licensing of Geospatial Information and has contributed chapters on geolocation privacy to several publications.
Mr. Pomfret is a corporate partner at the Williams Mullen law firm and co-chair of the firm’s Unmanned Systems practice group and the Data Protection and Cybersecurity practice group. He is also a member of the U.S. National Geospatial Advisory Committee.
Mr. Pomfret began his career as a satellite imagery analyst with the National Photographic Interpretation Center. In that capacity helped to develop imagery collection strategies and identify requirements for future collection systems.
Mr. Pomfret is a graduate of Bates College and Washington & Lee School of Law.