Hogan Lovells

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Well-regarded team known for its strength on both regulatory and transactional work. Its full-service offering includes the ability to advise on cutting-edge areas such as drone-related regulatory issues, data security, positive train control and cross-border export and compliance matters. Acts on behalf of a number of key players in the telecommunications and automobile industries.

Strengths"They are excellent both in terms of service and value for the money," reports one client. "They are a top FCC regulatory firm and provide consistently high results."

Work highlights Advised commercial satellite operator SES in connection with its efforts with satellite carrier Intelsat to create a C-band satellite consortium that would be accessible for the operators of 5G terrestrial mobile services.

Notable practitioners

Ari Fitzgerald is noted for his broad expertise in the communications and spectrum space. His clients include communications network operators, automotive companies, trade associations and investors.

The "highly knowledgeable" Michele Farquhar advises on the full range of regulatory, transactional and litigious communications matters, including compliance, M&A and licensing. Farquhar heads up the firm's communications practice and is co-head of its global TMT offering.

Randy Segal is a co-head of the firm's satellite practice group and is recognized for her handling of transactional matters in the space and wireless areas. Her other areas of expertise include matters relating to spectrum licenses, drone technology and artificial intelligence.

Steven Kaufman co-heads the firm's satellite practice and is a respected practitioner in that area, advising on all aspects of US satellite law, including regulatory matters, licensing and financing. He receives warm praise from impressed clients, with one interviewee attesting that he "knows how to listen very, very well and is very, very good at drafting."

Trey Hanbury is a respected communications law specialist who advises in connection with a wide range of regulatory and policy related matters. Sources say that he offers "superior knowledge of FCC rules and processes" and "excellent management skills."