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Nancy Victory

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Nancy has extensive experience in communications policy. She advises a broad cross-section of the industry on the business implications of regulatory policy and represents these entities before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, and the administration.

 

Nancy has particular experience in wireless and satellite issues, including spectrum allocation, licensing, compliance, and policy matters. She also has substantial experience in telephony policy matters, particularly where new technology or changing market conditions conflict with the historic regulation. She regularly counsels clients on a wide variety of regulatory compliance matters and has substantial experience in representing clients in FCC enforcement proceedings.

 

Nancy also has extensive transactional experience, having taken a lead role in securing FCC approval for transactions ranging from small license transfers to the largest communications mergers of the last decades. During 2013, she provided regulatory advice on deals worth $165 billion combined. Nancy has particular expertise with respect to non-U.S. ownership issues.

Education

JD, Georgetown University Law Center; AB, Princeton University


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

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Nancy Victory - DLA Piper LLP (US)

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

The ‘very dedicated’ and ‘knowledgeableDLA Piper LLP (US) is particularly strong in international work. Nancy Victory co-heads the practice and provides ‘practical advice’ and ‘stands behind her recommendations and opinions’. She has expertise in both regulatory and transactional matters, particularly in wireless, satellite and cable issues. She recently advised Texzon Technologies on obtaining FCC approvals for its new radio frequency technology and Motorola Solutions on its emergency response technology. Fellow practice head Michael Senkowski is highly experienced in regulatory counseling, wireless policy and spectrum allocation. He assisted OneWeb with the regulatory aspects of its use of low orbit satellites to deliver broadband services to regions which previously had no internet access. He also worked with Echodyne Corp in obtaining regulatory approval for commercial drones. Eric DeSilva is particularly knowledgeable on wireless policy and spectrum auctions, and recently advised T-Mobile on the FCC’s broadcast television incentive auction. John Beahn recently joined from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and has significant expertise in regulatory issues. Edward Smith is also a new arrival and previously worked for the FCC. He is ‘very responsive’ and ‘knowledgeable about the mobile satellite industry’. Other additions to the team include principal Ira Keltz and associates Sean Robinson, Dana Zelman and Ian Forbes, who also all recently joined from the FCC. AT&T and Verizon are key clients.

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

DLA Piper LLP (US)’s practice has a strong focus on cross-border transactions and its clients include the likes of T-Mobile and AT&T. Michael Senkowski jointly heads the practice and is an expert in telecoms mergers as well as regulatory counseling, spectrum allocation and wireless policy issues. He recently worked with OneWeb on its deployment of low orbit satellites across the globe. Nancy Victory also leads the practice and is highly skilled in transactional matters, especially involving telephony and wireless providers, satellite operators and submarine cable operators. She recently assisted Globecomm Systems with its sale to an investor group led by HPS Investment Partners and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and she advised Verizon on its multi-step reorganization. Eric DeSilva is also a key figure, with a strong skill-set in wireless policy issues and spectrum auctions. John Beahn, who joined from Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, has extensive experience working with media companies and wireline and wireless service providers. Other additions included wireless and satellite specialist Edward Smith, principal Ira Keltz and associates Sean Robinson, Dana Zelman and Ian Forbes, all of whom joined from the FCC. All lawyers are based in Washington DC.

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