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Legislative & Governmental Affairs

On behalf of its clients, Lerman Senter carefully monitors relevant or noteworthy regulatory, legislative and judicial developments. Because our regulatory practice is well integrated with our legislative and litigation practice, the firm is fully equipped to devise coordinated and innovative regulatory, legislative and litigation strategies in response to particular problems or issues facing our clients. Importantly, our attorneys are well respected throughout various levels of government - from presidential appointees to support staff. We have addressed a diverse range of issues on behalf of clients with the FCC, NTIA, U.S. Department of Justice, congressional leaders, congressional committees, subcommittees and caucus members in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and the White House, to name a few.

Representative Matters

  • Assisted Congressional staff in drafting proposed legislation, which subsequently was enacted into law as the ORBIT Act of 2000, revising the structure of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization and privatizing the satellite network operated by INTELSAT.  
  • Participated in developing tax rebate legislation for the deployment of satellite and terrestrial broadband systems
  • Through extensive Congressional lobbying, obtained licensing of the world's first privately owned operational international satellite system

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