Areas of Practice
Languages
  • Spanish
Education
  • George Washington University Law School, J.D., summa cum laude, 2005; Managing Editor, The George Washington Law Review
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.S., summa cum laude, 2003
  • The George Washington University, M.A., summa cum laude, 1997
  • American University, B.S. and B.A., summa cum laude, 1995, Phi Beta Kappa
Judicial Clerkships
  • Hon. Eric L. Clay of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
Bar & Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • US District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Multimedia

Stephanie Roy

Partner
1330 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington DC 20036
TEL: +1 202 429 6278
FAX: +1 202 429 3902

Stephanie draws on her technical background in the aerospace and satellite industries to help her clients navigate government regulation in technology, telecommunications, and security in the United States and abroad. This includes counseling new media companies on issues in telecommunications law, including broadband matters and regulation of Internet platforms and services.

In her domestic practice, she represents satellite, telecommunications, and media companies before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Department of Justice, and state public utility commissions. Stephanie’s work with the FCC has helped clients achieve key wins, including the FCC allocation (and assignment to her client) of 20 MHz of spectrum for mobile wireless communications. Stephanie also works with local counsel in jurisdictions around the world to help her clients explore innovative technology and service offerings designed to expand global connectivity.   

Stephanie has been involved in some of the industry’s milestone cases. She represented the Intervenors in support of the FCC in the DC Circuit’s landmark net neutrality case, and has been at the forefront in challenging significant proposed mergers in the media and communications industries before the FCC, successfully arguing against the proposed mergers of AT&T with T-Mobile and Comcast with Time Warner Cable.

Clients value Stephanie’s understanding of the industry and their business, her ability to see and act on the big picture, her effective communication with both technical and legal personnel, and the fact that she is well respected by agency staff.

Representative Matters

  • Advise DISH Network Corporation on program carriage, retransmission consent, and statutory copyright issues in support of satellite and Internet-based video services.
  • On behalf of DISH Network Corporation, successfully opposed the Comcast/Time Warner Cable and AT&T/T-Mobile mergers.
  • Advise global Internet platform on domestic and foreign telecommunications and spectrum regulatory issues in support of international connectivity efforts.
  • Advised ARTEL LLC, a global satellite services provider, in structuring, drafting, and negotiating a strategic satellite services agreement with Boeing, Inc.
  • Represented Ciena Corporation on the intellectual property aspects of its acquisition of Nortel’s $769 million dollar Metro Ethernet Networks business.
  • Represented DISH Network Corporation in its acquisitions of Terrestar Networks and DBSD Satellite Services, Inc., collectively valued at $3 billion dollars.
  • Represented Echostar Corporation in its $2 billion-dollar-acquisition of Hughes Network Systems.
  • Advised Stagecoach Group plc, on intellectual property issues in the acquisition of assets from Coach America, Inc., in a transaction valued at $160 million.
  • Advised The Carlyle Group in sourcing applications development, maintenance services, and other information technology services to MindTree.
  • Advised LG Display, Inc., in structuring and drafting electronics component supply agreements with major US manufacturers and distributors of devices using advanced flat panel display technology.

Noteworthy

  • Legal 500 US, Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Regulatory, 2014, 2017; Media, Technology & Telecoms: Telecoms & Broadcast – Transactional, 2014, 2017
  • Washington, DC Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Intellectual Property, 2017

Select News & Events

Selected Publications

  • December 14, 2017

    The Federal Communications Commission today voted 3-2 to approve a Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order (“Order”) setting aside nearly in its entirety the open Internet rules it adopted in 2015. The Order reverses the classification of broadband Internet access service (“BIAS”) as a common carrier service subject to Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, reclassifying BIAS as an information service. It eliminates the bright-line net neutrality rules—the prohibitions on blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization. And it eliminates the general conduct standard. Instead, the Commission will rely on transparency requirements to protect the openness of the Internet.

  • December 16, 2016, Law360

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • International Bar Association