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Trey Hanbury
Partner, Washington, D.C.
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Trey Hanbury is a partner in Hogan Lovells' Washington, D.C. office and a member of the Technology, Media and Telecoms practice. He has extensive experience working for the private and public sectors on a variety of communications policy issues, including wireless, spectrum, satellite and international telecom matters.

Trey came to Hogan Lovells from Sprint Nextel, where he served as Director of Government Affairs. In this position, Trey acted as regulatory counsel in major rulemaking proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, and cases before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, Congress, and federal courts.

Prior to working for Sprint Nextel, Trey held various policy-making positions at the FCC, including working on numerous satellite and international telecom matters in the International Bureau. He also served as Special Counsel in the Office of General Counsel, where he was responsible for providing policy and legal advice to the Office of Chairman on wireless issues.

Trey previously served as Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's FCC Wireless Practice Committee. He also frequently lectures on complex communications policy issues and industry trends.

February 2014
"Spectrum Auctions Are Back: What You Need to Know", Bloomberg BNA Webinar

November 2013
"A New Spectrum Model: The 3.5 GHz Band," FCBA Engineering and Technical Practice Committee Panel Discussion

October 2013
Guest lecturer, "FCC Spectrum Policy," The Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America

July 2013
"Mobile Health: Update from the Regulatory Front," Bloomberg BNA Webinar

"Spectrum Aggregation Limits," U.S. Senate Technology Policy Steering Committee

Moderator, "Spectrum Ownership: How to Maintain a Competitive Wireless Marketplace," LSI Spectrum and Wireless Strategies Conference

"Enforcement: Responding to New Challenges as the Industry Adopts New Technologies and the FCC Implements New Regulatory Approaches," LSI Spectrum and Wireless Strategies Conference

May 2013
Moderator, "The Global Intellectual Property Landscape," Winnik International Telecoms and Internet Forum

April 2013
"Broadcast Incentive Auctions: Band Plan Proposals," Competitive Carriers Association

Moderator, "What Can FirstNet Offer Commercial Carriers," Competitive Carriers Association Global Expo FirstNet Summit

March 2013
Moderator, "Mobile Payments: Turning Your Cellphone Into Your Wallet," Federal Communications Bar Association CLE

December 2012
"Incentive Auctions: What Broadcasters Need to Know," Crossfire Media

October 2011
"Broadcast Incentive Auctions and a National Public Safety Network," 4G World

July 2011
California Public Utilities Commission Workshop, Effect of the Proposed Merger on Service Quality, Consumer Services, Employment, and California's Economy

June 2011
"Beyond the Bluster: The Real Deal Behind the AT&T Acquisition of T-Mobile," SNL Kagan

October 2010
Law Seminars International, Sixth Annual Conference on New Developments in Spectrum and Wireless: National Broadband Plan Implementation

September 2010
All Hazards Consortium, Public Safety Communications and Interoperability Workshop

June 2010
Moderator, "Improving Federal Spectrum Management," Public Knowledge: Spectrum Reform Conference

Hogan Lovells Publications

Autumn 2015 "Global Media and Communications Quarterly."

Spring 2015 "Global Media and Communications Quarterly – Spring 2015."

08 January 2015 "114th Congress Outlook." Government Relations Alert, Hogan Lovells

17 December 2014 "House Committee Seeks Comment on Video Competition." Communications Alert, Hogan Lovells

15 December 2014 "Comment Sought on Technologies to Prevent Theft of Mobile Devices." Communications Alert, Hogan Lovells

Autumn 2014 "Global Media and Communications Quarterly – Autumn 2014." Global Media and Communications Quarterly, Hogan Lovells

Spring 2014 "Global Media and Communications Quarterly - Spring 2014." Global Media and Communications Quarterly, Hogan Lovells

WInter 2014 "Winter 2014 | Global Media and Communications Quarterly." Global Media and Communications Quarterly, Hogan Lovells

October 2013 "Global Media and Communications Quarterly: Featuring Highlights from the Winnik International Telecoms and Internet Forum 2013." GMC Quarterly, Hogan Lovells

09 October 2013 "Impact of U.S. Federal Government Shutdown and Debt-Ceiling Impasse on the FCC: Most Operations Suspended." Communications Alert, Hogan Lovells

Published Works
22 October 2014 "Republican Victories Could Re-energize Efforts to Rewrite Communications Act." Bloomberg BNA

Spring/Summer 2013 "A Catalyst for Competition: Competitive Carriers' Role in the Upcoming Incentive Auction." The CCA Voice

13 November 2012 "Beyond Kolkata: Delivering on the Fundamental Goals of the Communications Act." Panelist Position Papers

Technology, Media and Telecoms
  • Wireless
  • Spectrum
  • Telecommunications
  • Competition policy
  • Broadband
  • Satellite
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems
International Spectrum Review
Global Media and Communications Watch
Focus on Regulation
J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1996 B.A., with high distinction, University of Virginia, 1992
Legal 500 US, Media, Technology, and Telecoms - Technology Transactions, 2013 - 2014; Media, Technology, and Telecoms - Regulatory, 2014
BAR ADMISSIONS / QUALIFICATIONS District of Columbia Virginia