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Wiley Rein’s Jennifer Hindin Profiled by Law360 as ‘Telecommunications MVP’

December 22, 2017

Washington, DC Jennifer D. Hindin, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Telecom, Media & Technology Practice and chair of the Space and Satellite Practice, was profiled by Law360 as a 2017 “MVP” in Telecommunications. She was recognized as one of the top five lawyers in this area on this elite, national list. Law360 cited Ms. Hindin’s key roles in helping sophisticated technology companies secure regulatory approvals to deploy satellites that can track airplanes around the world and beam Internet to remote areas of the United States.

Law360 cited as her biggest accomplishment her work in securing approval from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for Iridium Communications Inc. to reposition its existing in-motion satellites so new ones could be launched; this will enable airplanes to be tracked anywhere in the world.

Ms. Hindin’s other notable work this year included advising communications satellite startup OneWeb this year to gain FCC approval to deploy a 720-satellite constellation that will provide faster Internet connection times in rural and remote areas of the country, and representing Intelsat SA in its joint proposal with Intel Corp. to make a new satellite spectrum available for wireless services in certain areas of the United States.

Ms. Hindin explained that she enjoys her role as a telecom attorney because she helps clients turn their ideas into reality. “I’m working with a lot of sophisticated technology companies with engineers who have really exciting, novel ideas to bring communications services to the public, and I get to be a part of that,” she said.

Her advice for young attorneys is to choose work that they love to do. One of her favorite gifts, she noted, was from a colleague who gave her a Christmas stocking inscribed with the words “Satellite Boss Lady.”

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