J. Ryan Thompson | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

J. Ryan Thompson

Senior Associate Global Regulatory

Languages

English

Thompson J Ryan

J. Ryan Thompson
Thompson J Ryan
  • Overview
  • Experience
  • Credentials
  • Insights and events
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Ryan has extensive knowledge of regulatory matters. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to be responsive and thorough. He has provided excellent advice and counsel and works to make sure the client has considered all angles of an issue.

Legal 500 USA, 2024

Ryan Thompson is a trusted advisor to leading technology and telecommunications firms, offering practical solutions to complex regulatory and policy challenges.

His practice spans an array of cutting-edge policy and legal issues before lawmakers, the courts, and key agencies such as the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Federal Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Justice. Ryan’s clients include wireless carriers, prominent tech firms, satellite operators, trade associations, and startups.

Ryan’s expertise covers many critical issues in the tech and telecom sector, including wireless and satellite spectrum policy and licensing, AI regulation and legislation, online platform governance and regulation, foreign ownership and merger reviews, and experimental licensing.

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Ryan has extensive knowledge of regulatory matters. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to be responsive and thorough. He has provided excellent advice and counsel and works to make sure the client has considered all angles of an issue.

Legal 500 USA, 2024

Representative experience

Advocates for a major AI developer in proceedings before several federal agencies regarding the private and public sector’s development and deployment of AI technologies

Advises a major technology company on cutting-edge issues involving content moderation, consumer privacy, and industrial policy

Developed regulatory advocacy strategy on introducing 5G rights in the 12.2-12.7 GHz band

Assists a major wireless carrier with developing a variety of advocacy materials for policymakers on the Hill and at the FCC

Devised a novel regulatory proposal for a major defense contractor in acquiring unique co-primary interference protection rights vis-à-vis new wireless entrants in the 3.45-3.55 GHz band

Advised a major satellite operator in developing and executing proposals to repurpose C-band spectrum in exchange for multi-billion-dollar incentive payments

Drafted comments for wireless trade associations concerning the status of competition in the communications marketplace and the future of the FCC’s Universal Service Fund

Wrote amicus brief in support of an emergency appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States concerning Texas’s content moderation law, HB20

Credentials

Education
  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 2017
  • B.B.A., University of Kentucky, summa cum laude, 2011
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • California
Court admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
Memberships
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association