J.D., cum laude, New York University School of Law
B.S.F.S., Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
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Jen, chair of Wiley Rein’s Satellite Group, specializes in regulatory, policy and transactional matters related to satellites, earth stations and international telecommunications.
- Advises on satellite, earth station, and international telecommunications matters pending before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Congress, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).
- Develops strategy on a wide range of communications issues including licensing, foreign ownership, national security, and access to spectrum.
- Understands orbital slot, frequency use, satellite network coordination, and operational aspects of the satellite services industry.
- Secures FCC approval for mergers and public and private equity transactions involving satellite service providers and other regulated communications companies.
- Reviews transactional documents to ensure client interests are fully protected and counsels clients on structuring, financing, and other transactions.
- Assists satellite clients with orbital debris mitigation, first-come, first-served processing of satellite applications, milestone compliance, replacement expectancies, ancillary terrestrial component (ATC) rights, network outage, and other required regulatory reports.
- Serves as a consultant to governments and non U.S. communications regulatory agencies on privatization, liberalization, and effective regulation of global telecommunications markets.
- Advises regulated communications companies on compliance with FCC rules and, when necessary, ensures satisfactory resolution of FCC enforcement proceedings.
- Represents some of the largest and most successful operators of global fixed satellite service (Intelsat), mobile satellite service (Iridium), and satellite radio service (Sirius XM).
- Junior Fellow, New York University, Center for International Studies (1995-1996)
- Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
- Co-Chair, International Telecommunications Committee (2002-2005, 2009-2012)
- Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia (WBA)
- Co-Chair, Communications Practice Group (2001-2002)
- Included in The Best Lawyers in America directory for Communications Law (2015-2017)
- Named one of DC's "Super Lawyers" for Communications by Super Lawyers magazine (2012-2016)
- Named by The Legal 500 US a "recommended lawyer" in Telecom and Broadcast Transactional (2013, 2016) and Regulatory (2014, 2016) Law
News & Insights
- 2017 | ArticleThe International Comparative Legal Guide to Telecoms, Media & Internet Laws & Regulations 2017
- September 7, 2016 | ArticleChanges to the FCC’s Bond Requirements Ease Burdens on Satellite LicenseesSatelliteFinance
- August 16, 2016 | San Francisco, CA | Speaking EngagementSpace Technology & Investment ForumJennifer D. Hindin, Moderator
- May 23, 2016 | Press Release
- March 9, 2016 | National Harbor, MD | Speaking EngagementSATELLITE 2016Jennifer D. Hindin, Speaker
- March 1, 2016 | Washington, DC | Speaking EngagementFCBA CLE Program: The Changing Landscape of Satellite RegulationJennifer D. Hindin, Speaker
- July 13, 2015 | Alert
- June 19, 2015 | Alert
- March 16, 2015 | Washington, DC | Speaking EngagementSATELLITE 2015Jennifer D. Hindin, Speaker
- February 24, 2015 | AlertFCC's Updated International Reporting Requirements in Effect for 2015 Reports - Changes Require Reporting by New Entities
- April 4, 2013 | ArticleU.S. Trade Representative Releases Section 1377 Annual Review of Telecommunications Trade Agreements – New Report Identifies Eight Types of Trade Restrictions Imposed by China, India and Other Countries
- December 9, 2011 | AlertJennifer D. Hindin
- April 7, 2011 | Alert
- August 15, 2008 | Press Release
- December 29, 2003 | Press Release