Payton provides legal counsel to space and satellite, telecommunications, and emerging technology clients on a variety of regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters.
- Represents clients in matters involving Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulation of wireless and satellite telecommunications services, and provides counsel on a variety of licensing, operational, and spectrum policy and allocation matters.
- Assists clients with licensing and authorization of both Geostationary and Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit systems, as well as Earth stations, with the FCC.
- Provides guidance on satellite service regulations, including rules for fixed- and mobile-satellite services, small satellite services, earth exploration satellite services, and inter-satellite services.
- Conducts regulatory due diligence and risk assessments for space and satellite services transactions.
- Maintains an active pro bono practice.
- Summer Intern, Federal Communications Commission (2019)
- Senior Policy Analyst, Americans for Prosperity (2017-2018)
- Policy Analyst (2015-2017), Research Assistant (2014-2015), The LIBRE Initiative
J.D., Harvard Law School
M.A., first class honors, University of Edinburgh
Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy
Bar and Court Memberships
- District of Columbia Bar
Related News & Insights
- Blog PostFCC Seeks Comment on Expanded Use of the 12.7 GHz Band for Next Generation Wireless ServicesWiley ConnectJennifer D. Hindin, Meredith G. Singer, Madeleine M. Lottenbach, Payton Alexander, Jillian M. QuigleyOctober 31, 2022
- AlertFCC Proposes Broadband “Nutrition” Label RequirementThomas M. Johnson, Jr., Charles McKee, Kevin G. Rupy, Joshua S. Turner, Payton AlexanderFebruary 4, 2022