George V. John

George V. John

Washington, D.C.

Email george.john@​

Phone +1 202 637 6989

Fax +1 202 637 5910


Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

George V. John brings his in-house counsel experience to advise clients on technology and aerospace regulatory matters.

Prior to starting his legal practice, George served as in-house regulatory and transactional counsel for a pioneering nanosatellite company. He expeditiously secured satellite, earth station, and remote sensing licenses in various jurisdictions and led the associated compliance efforts. He routinely contributed to Federal Communications Commission (FCC), U.S. Department of Commerce, and National Telecommunications and Information Administration proceedings and other regulators' consultations; led advocacy efforts before U.S. congressional staff; and fought for existing and new radiofrequency spectrum rights at International Telecommunication Union (ITU) meetings. He also negotiated and assisted with drafting spectrum sharing, launch service, insurance, and nondisclosure agreements.

Concurrent to his in-house role, George also participated on the FCC's World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee as a delegate to ITU working party and regional working group meetings, and on the board of directors for the Satellite Industry Association and Commercial Smallsat Spectrum Management Association.

During law school, George clerked in the FCC's International Bureau Satellite Division and Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Chief Counsel, served as executive editor of the American University Business Law Review, and taught as a Marshall Brennan Constitutional Law fellow.

Awards and recognitions


20 Under 35
Space & Satellite Professionals International

Education and admissions


J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2016

B.A., American University, 2013


Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

Member, Washington Space Business Roundtable

Member, Space & Satellite Professionals International

Member, Forum on Air and Space Law, American Bar Association

Member, South Asian Bar Association of Washington, D.C.

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia


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