Jennifer Richter > Akin > Washington DC, United States > Lawyer Profile

Robert S. Strauss Tower
2001 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1037
United States
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Work Department

Partner; Communications


Represents clients on drone applications, strategies and compliance; spectrum sharing, small cells and the evolution to 5G; wireless transactions and wireless policy including merger support; VRS for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing; Smart Cities and the IoT; TCPA compliance, rulemakings and litigation support; satellite regulations and transactions; tower and infrastructure development; air-to-ground services and in-flight broadband; USF and TRS; connected health care; digital education; device and technology licensing and Internet Service Provider regulatory compliance. She negotiates and advises technology and communications companies and their investors on a wide range of industry-specific agreements.

She has served as a voting member on the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee that studied and made recommendations to the FAA Administrator regarding remote tracking and identification technologies for UAS. She actively participates in NASA’s UTM working groups and is a subject matter expert on the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council on UAS and the DHS’s CIPAC that is studying how to protect critical infrastructure from drones. Ms. Richter is active with FCC and the FAA on spectrum solutions for the UAS CTIA/NASA UAS Working Group.

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Cablefax Top Lawyer; Washington, D.C. SuperLawyers


District of Columbia Bar Association


M.A., Drake University (1991); J.D., Drake University Law School (1991).

Lawyer Rankings

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

Akin represents a mixture of clients that includes both major operators within the telecoms space and investors seeking to enter the market, focussing particularly on the cutting-edge of the field where the firm advises on mandates across space and satellite, unmanned vehicles, 5G and wireless, and equipment utilising new tech. Jennifer Richter leads the practice based in Washington DC, providing regulatory and policy advice on a wide range of issues arising from new tech, spectrum use, and industry-specific agreements. She works with Douglas Brandon, who has a history representing tech companies before the FCC, the Department of Justice, and Congress, and Matthew Berry, who brings experience as Chief of Staff and General Counsel at the FCC to the practice.