J.D., Harvard Law School
B.A., Brown University
Journal on Legislation
Bar and Court Admissions
District of Columbia Bar
Sara offers counsel to telecommunications and mass media clients on a variety of regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters. She also counsels clients seeking to operate unmanned aircraft systems.
- Assists clients in developing strategy for and preparing comments, petitions, and other pleadings in complex proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
- Counsels telecommunications and mass media clients on compliance with federal regulatory obligations.
- Provides counseling on compliance with evolving regulation of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).
- Assists clients in obtaining authorization from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to operate UAS; tracks and analyzes state and local regulations of UAS, with a focus on potential conflicts between different regulatory authorities.
- Advises clients on compliance with federal obligations to make telecommunications services and devices accessible to persons with disabilities.
- Assists satellite clients seeking authorization from the FCC to launch and operate satellites or serve the U.S. market; advises satellite clients on compliance with federal regulations.
- Represents clients in FCC enforcement proceedings and assists clients with meeting requirements associated with enforcement decisions.
- Advises information and communications technology clients on Internet policy issues in the U.S. and abroad.
- Maintains an active pro bono practice.
- Legal Intern, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2013)
- Law Clerk, Center for Law and Education (2012)
- Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
News & Insights
- October 5, 2018 | PodcastWileyConnectedSara M. Baxenberg
- October 4, 2018 | Media MentionLaw360
- September 26, 2018 | ArticleCausby and Effect: How the Uniform Law Commission's Misplaced Reliance on a 1946 Supreme Court Case Threatens the Drone IndustryAUVSI's Unmanned Systems; Thomson Reuters / Westlaw Journal Aviation
- September 12, 2018 | Press Release
- August 2, 2018 | Media MentionSara Baxenberg, Josh Turner Featured in Coverage of First ‘Wiley Connected’ IoT Podcast, Discussing UAS LawUAS Magazine
- July 26, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnectSara M. Baxenberg
- July 24, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnect
- July 24, 2018 | Podcast
- July 16, 2018 | PodcastWiley ConnectedSara M. Baxenberg, Contributor, Joshua S. Turner, Contributor
- July 16, 2018 | Podcast
- June 6, 2018 | Blog PostCQ UAS: FCC Proposes $2.8 Million Fine, Sends Warning to Drone Equipment Manufacturers and OperatorsWileyConnect
- May 30, 2018 | ArticleDenver Bar MagazineSara M. Baxenberg
- May 9, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnect
- April 19, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnect
- April 18, 2018 | ArticleLaw360Joshua S. Turner, Sara M. Baxenberg
- April 13, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnect
- March 20, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnect
- March 12, 2018 | Blog Post“Open for Business” – FAA Encourages Industry-Driven Innovation in Lieu of Rulemakings at Annual UAS SymposiumWileyConnect
- March 6, 2018 | Media MentionJosh Turner, Sara Baxenberg Comment on Anticipated FAA Rule Requiring Drone Identification TechnologyThe National Law Journal
- February 16, 2018 | ArticleLaw360
- February 14, 2018 | Blog Post
- February 5, 2018 | Blog PostDrone Operator Near McCarran Airport Avoids Colliding with Plane, But Is Less Likely to Avoid EnforcementWileyConnect
- January 22, 2018 | Blog PostWileyConnect
- January 16, 2018 | Press ReleaseBloomberg Law Profiles Wiley Rein’s Pro Bono Practice and Its Work on Behalf of Immigrants Detained in Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center
- December 21, 2017 | Alert
- December 18, 2017 | Alert
- November 9, 2017 | Alert
- November 9, 2017 | ArticleWileyConnect
- November 3, 2017 | ArticleWileyConnect
- October 26, 2017 | Alert
- October 26, 2017 | ArticleWileyConnectSara M. Baxenberg, Katy M. Ross
- October 19, 2017 | ArticleWileyConnectSara M. Baxenberg
- August 9, 2017 | Press Release
- March 23, 2017 | Article
- February 14, 2017 | ArticleLaw360
- December 22, 2016 | ArticleLaw360
- October 26, 2016 | ArticleWileyConnectSara M. Baxenberg, Author
- October 21, 2016 | Alert
- October 12, 2016 | ArticleWileyConnectSara M. Baxenberg, Author
- September 2, 2016 | Alert
- August 5, 2016 | Alert
- August 1, 2016 | Alert
- July 13, 2016 | AlertBennett L. Ross, Sara M. Baxenberg
- June 22, 2016 | Alert
- June 3, 2016 | AlertShawn H. Chang, Sara M. Baxenberg
- May 26, 2016 | AlertHUD Proposes to Require Broadband Infrastructure Installation in Projects to Construct or Substantially Rehabilitate Multifamily Rental Housing
- May 19, 2016 | AlertNTIA Concludes UAS Multistakeholder Process; Releases Consensus Document on Voluntary Best PracticesAnna M. Gomez, Sara M. Baxenberg
- May 4, 2016 | Alert
- April 29, 2016 | ArticleCircleIDAmbassador David A. Gross, Sara M. Baxenberg
- March 30, 2016 | Alert
- March 17, 2016 | ArticleUAS Vision
- March 14, 2016 | Alert
- December 18, 2015 | Alert
- December 14, 2015 | Alert
- November 20, 2015 | AlertFAA Announces Next Steps for UAS Registration: Receipt of Task Force Recommendations, Issuance of Interim Final Rule, and Opportunity for Public Comment
- November 4, 2015 | Press Release
- October 21, 2015 | Alert
- October 6, 2015 | Alert
- July 14, 2015 | Alert
- April 14, 2015 | Alert
- March 27, 2015 | Article
- February 2015 | Newsletter
- February 18, 2015 | AlertSummary of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems
- January 7, 2015 | Alert