Hindin promoted to co-chair of Wiley’s telecoms practice
Washington law firm Wiley has appointed Jennifer Hindin as co-chair of its telecoms, media and technology (TMT) practice.
She will work alongside Kathleen Kirby, but takes over from David Gross, who will step down from that unit but remains “a very active partner”, said Wiley.
Hindin (pictured) said: “I am very excited to co-chair the TMT practice with Kathy, who has been a wonderful mentor.”
Hindin, who has been with Wiley – formerly Wiley Rein – for 25 years, said that the TMT practice at the law firm is expanding “to keep up with the success and growing client demand”.
It is increasing its activity in “areas including appellate litigation, privacy, fintech and national security”, she said.
She leads the firm’s space and satellite group and advises communications and technology companies on regulatory policy, spectrum, licensing and transactional matters. Hindin focuses on space law and represents both established and emerging satellite, earth station and international telecommunications providers.
According to Wiley, she has represented “some of the largest and most successful satellite operators, telecommunications providers, and network operators”, and “she helps clients navigate a highly complex, cross-jurisdictional regulatory environment on issues such as spectrum sharing, space safety, national security, and foreign investment”.
One of the law firm’s areas of expertise is with Team Telecom, the former shadowy US government grouping of agencies involved with international telecoms, including cross-border takeovers and extending to potential security threats.
Team Telecom – officially the Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector – was largely unknown until last year, when moves to remove the licences of China Telecom, China Unicom and others led it to set rules for its timeliness and transparency. Team Telecom was also active in the blocking of Hong Kong part of the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN), which connects the US with Asia.