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Education

J.D., summa cum laude, George Mason University School of Law; Moot Court Board

B.A., cum laude, Washington and Lee University; Phi Eta Sigma

Law Journals

Member, George Mason Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

Henry assists clients in a variety of complex regulatory, transactional, litigation, and compliance matters in the areas of telecommunications and media.

Representative Experience

  • CVAA and Disability Access: Counsels manufacturing, service provider, and broadcasting clients on the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC's) implementation of the Twenty-First Century Communications and the Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), including ACS, IP Captioning, Video Description, and Emergency Information rules. Designs and executes strategies for clients seeking to bring new, compliant communications products to market.
  • Cybersecurity: Prepares comments in proceedings before the FCC, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and other federal agencies regarding the new U.S. data security and privacy laws and regulations, including proposed implementation of President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order.
  • Incentive Auction: Prepared multiple client comments in response to the FCC's proposed rules for the broadcast incentive auction.
  • Enforcement: Represents clients in FCC enforcement actions, including hearing aid compatibility (HAC), Section 255, and video description.
  • Regulatory: Offers strategic counsel to clients about compliance with the FCC rules affecting telecommunications service providers and manufacturers, broadcasters, and satellite providers, including spectrum policy, public safety communications, and the CALM Act. Drafts comments, petitions, and other pleadings in proceedings before the FCC and other federal agencies. Prepares FCC regulatory filings, including children's television reports, renewals, periodic ownership, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), and programming reports and applications for construction permits and licenses for broadcast stations and other communications facilities.
  • Antitrust: Assists clients in evaluating anticompetitive behavior in telecommunications transactions.
  • Pro Bono: Successfully assisted a client in obtaining an order granting her permanent legal and physical custody of her three granddaughters.

Professional Experience

  • Associate General Counsel, Media General Inc. (2015-2017) 
  • Legal Intern, Commissioner Meredith Baker, Federal Communications Commission (2010)
  • Judicial Intern, the Honorable Susan Braden, U.S. Court of Federal Claims (2009)
  • General Editor, ESPN.com/Scouts Inc. (2005-2008)
  • Studio Production, ESPN (2001-2005)

Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)

Recognitions

  • Recipient of two Emmy Awards for work as an associate producer on ESPN's Sportscenter (2003, 2004)

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