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22 February 20214 minute read

Tony Lin joins DLA Piper's Telecom practice in Washington, DC

DLA Piper announced today that Tony Lin has joined the firm’s Telecom practice, part of the firm’s global Intellectual Property and Technology practice, as a partner based in Washington, DC. The addition continues the growth of the firm’s award-winning Telecom group and further expands its capabilities to serve clients.

Lin represents new and established satellite and communications companies. He has assisted numerous NewSpace companies, including many smallsat entrepreneurs, in obtaining spectrum and imaging licenses for innovative satellite services, including radiofrequency sensing and geolocation; mission extension; synthetic aperture radar, hyperspectral, and multispectral imaging; on-orbit transportation and deployment; Internet of Things (IoT); weather forecasting; and orbital debris removal. He also has more than a decade of experience advising traditional satellite companies providing fixed-satellite service, broadcasting-satellite service, and mobile-satellite service.

Lin advises companies on policy and regulatory matters before US federal agencies and international organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). He is currently serving a second term on the NOAA Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES), which advises NOAA on the regulation of commercial satellites conducting imaging operations in space.

“Tony brings enormous experience and impressive knowledge in the key fields of satellites, imaging and space law that will enhance our practice and improve our ability to provide sophisticated guidance to clients on these topics,” said Michael Senkowski, global co-chair of DLA Piper’s Telecom practice. “His extensive background and leadership in advising on satellite issues, as well as his understanding of US government agencies that are tackling many of these evolving issues, will be tremendously valuable.”

“Tony has substantive knowledge and experience in a wide range of telecommunications matters, and his addition to the DC office will be an important strategic complement to our growing regulatory practice,” added Jeff Lehrer, managing partner of the firm’s Washington, DC office.

Lin joins from Hogan Lovells US LLP. He received his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, his Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Iowa and his B.A. from the University of Virginia.