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RCR Wireless News Inducts Richard E. Wiley into Wireless Hall of Fame

May 20, 2002

Washington, DC-Wiley Rein & Fielding's senior and founding partner, Richard E. Wiley, has been inducted into the third annual RCR Wireless News Hall of Fame, class of '02. The Hall of Fame award recognizes Wiley's significant contributions to advancing wireless telecommunications-in particular, helping to originate the specialized mobile radio and cellular sectors.

The May 13, 2002 issue of RCR Wireless News profiles Wiley, identifying him as the only person to serve as FCC general counsel, commissioner and chairman under three presidents. Calling Wiley "a leading communications lawyer," the magazine says he has "built one of the most formidable communications law practices in Washington" and noted his role in promoting a competitive business environment for the wireless industry with minimal regulation.

As head of the firm's Communications Practice, Wiley is widely recognized as an industry leader, particularly for his leadership in digital TV. Earlier this year, the National Association of Broadcasters presented him with the Distinguished Service Award and the Broadcasters' Foundation chose him to receive the American Broadcast Pioneer Award. Wiley won an Emmy from the Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Medal of Honor from the Electronics Industries Association for his nine-year leadership of an FCC advisory committee that guided the government's adoption of a new digital television standard for the nation.

RCR Wireless News, known as the book of record for the wireless communications industry, has been publishing for 20 years delivering news to executive-level employees at leading wireless telecom operators.