Jennifer Richter

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

Jennifer L. Richter has represented technology and communications companies and investors for nearly three decades. She brings years of in-depth experience in the technology and communications field to her clients in the industry. She gained her insider’s knowledge of the business while serving as vice president and general counsel of a wireless communications company she helped build and sell to the Sprint Corporation. Jennifer is recognized for exceptional depth in matters related to the wireless networks—spectrum transactions and wireless regulation.

Jennifer represents a number of clients on drone applications, strategies and compliance. She was a voting member on the FAA’s Aviation Rulemaking Committee that studied and made recommendations to the FAA Administrator about technologies to enable remote tracking and identification of UAS. She is an active participant in NASA’s UAS UTM working groups. She is a subject matter expert on the FCC’s Technological Advisory Council on UAS, and the Department of Homeland Security’s CIPAC, which is studying how to protect critical infrastructure from drones. For the CTIA/NASA UAS Working Group, Jennifer is active with members, the FCC and the FAA on spectrum solutions for UAS, including UAS command/control links, tracking and identification, payload communications, collision avoidance and UAS traffic management system.

Issues on which Jennifer advises clients include:

  • Spectrum sharing, small cells and the evolution to 5G
  • Unmanned aerial systems/vehicles (also known as drones)
  • Wireless transactions and wireless policy including merger support
  • VRS for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
  • Smart Cities and the IoT
  • TCPA compliance, rulemakings and litigation support
  • satellite regulations and transactions, including non-geostationary orbit satellites
  • Tower and infrastructure development
  • Air-to-ground services and in-flight broadband
  • Universal Service Fund and Telecommunications Relay Service Fund
  • Connected health care
  • E-rate, educational technology and digital education
  • Device and technology licensing
  • Internet Service Provider (ISP) regulatory compliance and diligence.

Jennifer also negotiates and advises technology and communications companies and their investors on a wide range of industry-specific agreements, including:

  • Spectrum acquisitions
  • Spectrum leases
  • Service agreements with major carriers
  • Wholesale access agreements and program affiliation agreements (includingretransmission consent and must-carry agreements)
  • Roaming agreements
  • Backhaul agreements
  • Partnering agreements
  • Joint build and construction agreements
  • Mobile virtual network operator agreements
  • Outsourcing agreements
  • Collocation and tower agreements
  • Fiber optic indefeasible-right-of-use (IRU) agreements.

Her clients span the communications and technology sector and include:

  • Mobile network operators
  • Aviation / airline companies
  • UAS/UAM companies
  • Fixed broadband providers
  • Cable companies
  • VRS service providers
  • Online retailers
  • Educational technology companies
  • broadcasters
  • Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
  • Tower companies
  • Defense contractors
  • Device manufacturers
  • Foreign governments
  • Real estate developers
  • Data centers
  • Fiber optic/backhaul companies.

Following law school, Jennifer clerked for Commissioner Julie Carnes of the U.S. Sentencing Commission and also for the Media Bureau of the FCC.


  • J.D., Drake University Law School, 1991
  • M.A., Drake University, 1991

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia


  • Serves as a subject matter expert for the FCC, the FAA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Represents two of the three top providers of Video Relay Services (VRS) for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • Provides compliance and strategic advice, and litigation support to companies that must comply with the requirements of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).
  • Working on the next evolution of wireless networks, including regulatory and transactional matters to support deployment of small cell and 5G technologies that will enable Smart Cities and the Internet of Things (loT).
  • Industry leader working with innovators, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to solve questions regarding acceptable communications solutions for airborne unmanned systems (drones and automated air taxis).


  • J.D., Drake University Law School, 1991
  • M.A., Drake University, 1991

Bar Admissions:

  • District of Columbia


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