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Patricia O'Connell
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Wiley Rein’s Henry Rivera Named a “Game Changer” by Politic365

January 24, 2013

Henry M. Rivera, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Communications Practice, was named a “Game Changer of the Day” on January 23 by Politic365, an online publication that covers politics and policy from the perspective of minority communities.

Mr. Rivera, who in 1981 became the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) first Latino commissioner, is an “internationally recognized communications expert, author, speaker and conference leader,” Politic365 said.  He also serves as vice-chairman of the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, general counsel of the Benton Foundation and chairman emeritus of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.

With more than 38 years of experience representing clients in all types of business transactions, Mr. Rivera has been named one of Washington, DC’s “Super Lawyers” and one of The Best Lawyers in American in Communications Law.  He has also been recognized as a “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers USA, and named among the top 12 telecommunications experts in the U.S. by Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best.

Politic365 noted that Mr. Rivera chairs the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age and is a member of the U.S. State Department’s Federal Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy.

He served as co-head of one of the Agency Review Teams when a member of the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, and is a former president of the Federal Communications Bar Association.