Hogan Lovells hires telecom partner in Washington, D.C. office

Hogan Lovells hires telecom partner in Washington, D.C. office

Press releases | 19 September 2022

Washington, D.C., 19 September 2022 – Global law firm Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Katy Milner has joined the firm as a partner in the Global Regulatory & Intellectual Property, Media & Technology (IPMT) practice group in Washington, D.C. Milner joins the firm from Wiley Rein.

“We are delighted to welcome Katy to the team,” said Janice Hogan, Global Head of Hogan Lovells’ Global Regulatory & IPMT practice group. “Her addition is consistent with our commitment as one of Washington, D.C.’s largest law firms to continue to grow and strengthen our key regulatory practice areas.” 

Milner represents telecommunications and technology industry clients on regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, the Administration, and other federal agencies. She advises telecommunications clients on matters related to spectrum acquisition and utilization, wireless services regulation, data privacy and cybersecurity, and enforcement, as well as helps clients navigate the rapidly changing broadband and Internet policy landscape. 

Ari Fitzgerald, Head of the firm’s Communications, Internet, and Media (CIM) practice said: “Telecommunications is a key sector for the firm, and Katy has been widely recognized as a rising star among her peers. Her capabilities will allow us to not only maintain but expand the consistent, high-quality legal services we provide to our wireless and communications clients.”

Mark Brennan, Head of the firm’s Technology & Telecommunications industry sector group, added: “We are excited to welcome Katy to the firm and anticipate that our clients will benefit tremendously from her years of experience advising tech and telecoms clients on their most important matters.”

Milner also brings significant experience advising established and emerging space ventures on complex satellite, earth station, and international telecommunications matters, as well as assisting satellite clients with applications, milestone compliance, and regulatory reporting requirements. She also advises clients on uncrewed aircraft systems (UAS) matters, particularly on FCC-related activity, which will serve to expand the firm’s leading drone capabilities, including counseling the Commercial Drone Alliance and other UAS clients.

"I am thrilled to be joining Hogan Lovells, a long-time leader in helping clients navigate the intersection between business and government. Hogan Lovells has not only has a standout wireless and satellite practice, but also leading tech, UAS, and space teams, and I’m excited to leverage my experience and skills and collaborate with this stellar team to deliver top tier legal services to clients,” said Milner.

Milner earned her J.D. from the Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and holds a B.A. from Emory University.