January 26, 2022

Firm Expands Communications, Internet, and Technology Practice

WASHINGTON, DC – January 26, 2022 – Jenner & Block today announced that Trey Hanbury, a leading practitioner with experience in leadership roles at both the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and a major telecommunications company, will join as co-chair of the firm’s Communications, Internet, and Technology Practice (CIT), based in Washington, DC.

Mr. Hanbury’s clients range from major wireless companies to tech companies to satellite operators. He brings more than two decades of legal experience and a deep understanding of technology policy, helping companies solve their most pressing and complex issues. He counsels clients on regulatory advocacy and policymaking before the FCC,mergers and acquisitions, competition policy, interference resolution, spectrum allocations, network resiliency, and auction design.

“Trey is a vital part of our CIT leadership team as Jenner & Block continues to counsel clients in the dynamic legal, technology, and political landscape,” said Co-Managing Partners Katya Jestin and Randy Mehrberg. “We are delighted to welcome him to the firm.”

Mr. Hanbury joins from Hogan Lovells in Washington, DC, where he was a partner for the past nine years. Previously, he was director of government affairs at Sprint, acting as regulatory counsel in major rulemaking proceedings, mergers and acquisitions, and cases before the FCC, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the Department of Commerce, the Departments of Justice and Homeland Security, Congress, and federal courts.

Before his time at Sprint, Mr. Hanbury held various policymaking positions at the FCC, including working on 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’s renowned experience in wireless and satellite communications bolsters the strength of our practice, and his addition cements our group as one of the best in the country, with capabilities to support the biggest clients in this space,” said Washington, DC, Office Managing Partner and CIT Practice Co-Chair Samuel L. Feder.

Jenner & Block’s CIT practice is nationally recognized, and the firm has handled telecommunications matters of national importance for decades. Mr. Hanbury joins a number of others at the firm with experience working at the FCC, including Mr. Feder, Co-Chairs Rebekah P. Goodheart and John Flynn, Partner Howard J. Symons, and Of Counsel Roger C. Sherman.

“Jenner & Block’s lawyers have a depth and breadth of experience uniquely well suited to serving companies in the telecommunications, technology, and media space,” Mr. Hanbury said. “I’m humbled to help lead Jenner’s top-rated CIT group, and I look forward to strengthening our existing client relationships and building new ones by delivering innovative solutions in this rapidly changing sector.”

Mr. Hanbury earned his JD from the University of Virginia School of Law and his BA with high distinction from the University of Virginia.