Jennifer Hindin Named 2020 ‘Washington, D.C. Trailblazer’ by The National Law Journal
Washington, DC – Jennifer D. Hindin, partner in Wiley’s Telecom, Media & Technology Practice and chair of the firm’s Space and Satellite Practice, has been recognized as one of the top “Washington, D.C. Trailblazers” for 2020 by The National Law Journal (NLJ). Ms. Hindin is among a group of 50 honorees profiled by NLJ in its inaugural list for the region, which showcases “a handful of individuals that are truly agents of change,” and who are “sincerely innovators and thought leaders.”
Ms. Hindin represents companies that are advancing satellite technology to provide a broad range of services, from television and radio signals to broadband internet to pictures of Earth, NLJ reported. By focusing on the satellite sector, “I could really use this technology to understand a broad array of communications services,” she said.
Her trailblazing work includes securing licenses from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for the use of certain radio frequencies to provide innovative satellite services. She is helping one high-profile client, for example, obtain spectrum access to a constellation of 3,200 near-Earth satellites as part of a plan to revolutionize the broadband industry and expand internet access in underserved communities throughout the United States and the world.
On behalf of another leading company, Ms. Hindin is seeking spectrum access to launch the first civilian astronaut into space on a commercial flight. Looking to the future, she plans on helping companies that are designing satellites to repair and refuel other satellites to extend their lives in space.
“This is going to change the industry, just by being able to preserve your assets and use them longer,” Ms. Hindin told NLJ.
At Wiley, Ms. Hindin represents U.S. companies in the commercial space industry, helping clients navigate evolving regulatory and policy issues including access to space, spectrum sharing, orbital-debris mitigation, Earth imaging, and provision of global communications from spacecraft orbiting the Earth. With over 20 years of experience, she represents the Satellite Industry Association, several of the largest satellite companies, and innovative startups in all space-law matters.
The special supplement of NLJ’s September 2020 issue can be read here.
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