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Hogan Lovells US LLP
MCLEAN, VA 22102
United States
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Corporate Transactional - Northern Virginia




With 18 years of in-house general counsel experience, Randy Segal brings a unique perspective to every matter she handles, both as outside counsel and as someone who has walked in her clients’ shoes.

With a focus on satellite, wireless, drone, and technology transactions, Randy provides commercially practical solutions in industries where technological change is ever-present. Randy’s practice often involves multi-level chess games, where every move needs to be considered from a multitude of angles to be successful.

Randy’s practice is reflected in three segments. First, as co-leader of the space and satellite practice, Randy handles transactions from day-to-day matters to the most complex international transactions for industry operators, investors, and technology providers. She has been involved in taking companies public, advising on acquisitions, divestitures, and complex cross-border joint ventures, as well as large satellite system development, deployments, and funding.

Second, as adviser to technology investors and their portfolio companies, Randy has advised on transactions focused on big data analytics, wireless systems, spectrum licenses, artificial intelligence, drone technology, and other innovative technologies.

Third, Randy provides advice to global clients, working seamlessly across borders to develop tailored solutions for the most complex of legal regimes. Randy’s transactional and advisory experience spans the most complex of international programs and legal issues across North and South America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.




Bar admissions: New York, Virginia, District of Columbia, California 


J.D., Columbia Law School, James Kent Scholar, Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar, 1981

M.S., Cornell University, 1978

B.S., Cornell University, Ford Foundation Grant Recipient, 1977

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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactions

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Randy SegalHogan Lovells US LLP

Hogan Lovells US LLP advises market-leading companies in the telecoms and broadcast space on the full range of transactional matters, providing end-to-end representation through both the complementary work of the firm’s strong regulatory practice and the global resources of the wider firm. The team has experience working across the sector, with a particularly strong offering in space, satellite, wireless, and Internet of Things. Alexis Sáinz  joined the firm from Milbank in September 2022, co-leading the team on its satellite projects with extensive experience in the industry, advising on the development and financing of satellites and related assets. The Washington DC-based team is also led by Steven Kaufman, who has worked on a number of joint ventures, financings, and M&A, with a track record of leading first of their kind transactions in the space sector. The DC team works closely with co-lead Randy Segal in North Virginia, who focusses on cutting-edge work in satellite, wireless, drone, and technology transactions. The transactional team is bolstered by its close integration with the regulatory team, able to rely on Ari Fitzgerald, Michele Farquhar, and Mark W. Brennan to advise clients on all of the regulatory aspects of transactional work, just as it is able to draw on the firm’s broader corporate M&A practice, namely Keith Flaum, to assist with M&A in the telecoms space.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Hogan Lovells US LLP is prominent in the telecoms and broadcast space for both its end-to-end capabilities, able to provide comprehensive representation to clients in all stages of their regulatory and transactional mandates, and its broad geographical reach, being well-placed to advise clients on complex, cross-border matters. The regulatory team has been bolstered by multiple new additions, with Katy Milner joining from Wiley Rein LLP in September 2022, specializing in wireless carriers and Internet of Things; senior counsel Charles Mathias, who brings his experience as former Deputy Chief in the FCC Wireless Telecommunications Bureau; and senior director David Fritz, who employs his expertise as a technical engineer in the telecoms industry alongside his regulatory expertise to assist clients within the service provider space. Ari Fitzgerald heads the Washington DC-based team, with experience working in the FCC and the Department of Justice that he brings to bear on the full-range of spectrum-related mandates amongst his broader communications practice, working alongside Mark Brennan, whose expertise in technology leads to a focus on compliance and data protection. Michele Farquhar is noted for her experience serving at the FCC, NTIA, and CTIA that she uses to advise in spectrum auctions and licensing, compliance matters, and issues related to cutting-edge technologies. Also of note are the transactional team comprised of Steven Kaufman, Randy Segal, and Alexis Sáinz, whose work complements the regulatory practice.