Washington, DC (February 22, 2022) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Laura A. Stefani has joined the firm as a partner in the Communications Practice in the Washington, DC office. Ms. Stefani works at the intersection of law, policy, and technology, providing clients with creative regulatory solutions to bring new wireless technologies to market.
Ms. Stefani’s areas of focus include unlicensed and licensed wireless technologies, unmanned aircraft, satellite systems, wireless power transfer systems, wireless medical devices, and the Internet of Things. She advocates for clients on licensing, market entry, and spectrum allocation issues before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and other federal agencies. She also advises on regulatory strategy and enforcement, including investigations by the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau.
Lawrence H. Norton, chair of the firm’s Government Division, said, “Laura has a reputation as a trusted advocate who works collaboratively with clients, policymakers, and others to deliver results. She will strengthen our ability to help clients with emerging technologies to navigate a complex regulatory landscape.”
Commenting on her move to Venable, Ms. Stefani said, “Venable's attorneys are well-known for understanding the multidimensional regulatory and transactional challenges facing clients and how they intersect with evolving technologies and competitive business models. This platform will be an invaluable asset to my clients as they continue to bring new wireless technologies to market.”
Ms. Stefani received her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and her B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University.
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