Profile

Sara offers counsel to companies engaged in telecommunications, mass media, unmanned aircraft systems, and emerging technology on a variety of regulatory, litigation, transactional, and compliance matters.

Experience

Representative Matters

  • 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).
  • Represents telecommunications providers and trade associations in litigation matters before state and federal courts involving wireless telecommunications infrastructure siting.
  • 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.
  • Counsels companies on compliance with the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and the FCC’s implementing regulations, the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Telemarketing Sales Rule, and the CAN‑SPAM Act.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Professional Experience

  • Legal Intern, Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (2013)
  • Law Clerk, Center for Law and Education (2012)

Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)

Credentials

Education

J.D., Harvard Law School

B.A., Brown University

Law Journals

Journal on Legislation

Bar and Court Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar 
  • Maryland Bar
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Ninth and Tenth Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin

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