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Perkins Coie Adds Telecom Partner Stephanie Roy in Washington, D.C.

By on September 26, 2018 in Announcements

Stephanie Roy has joined Perkins Coie’s Technology Transactions & Privacy practice as a partner in the Washington, D.C. office. Roy also joins the firm’s Communications industry group.

Roy’s practice includes advising satellite, telecommunications, and new media companies on regulatory matters before various governing bodies. She has a technical background, having been a researcher and analyst in the aerospace and satellite industries before becoming an attorney.

“It’s rare that you find a lawyer with the technical prowess and depth of subject matter expertise who is able to handle complex tech transactional and telecom regulatory matters in the U.S. and abroad,” said Tom Bell, firmwide Co-Chair of Perkins Coie’s Technology Transactions & Privacy practice.

Marc Martin, firmwide Chair of Perkins Coie’s Communications industry group, adds: “Stephanie’s work with global tech and telecom giants underscores the importance of her addition to our strategic objectives and developing these key sectors on a national scale.”

Roy’s significant work includes counseling global internet platforms on domestic and foreign telecommunications regulatory issues in support of international connectivity. She also has represented key industry players before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and Department of Justice (DOJ) to challenge noteworthy proposed mergers in the telecom and media sectors. Roy has been involved in a number of crucial industry proceedings, including the FCC and D.C. Circuit cases involving net neutrality, the firm said.

“Stephanie’s FCC regulatory experience will make an immediate impact on our TTP team and Washington, D.C. office,” said Bill Malley, Managing Partner of Perkins Coie’s Washington, D.C. office. “Her dual proficiency in tech transactions and telecom work is a rare find that will nicely complement our national clients. We’re thrilled to welcome her to the firm.”

Since 2014, Roy has been recognized in the Legal 500 U.S. for her work in Media, Technology & Telecoms – Regulatory (2014, 2017, 2018) and Transactional (2014, 2017), and was named to the 2017 Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers Rising Stars list. She was also named a Fellow for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity in March 2018.

Roy received her J.D., summa cum laude, from The George Washington University Law School, and both a B.S. and B.A., summa cum laude, from American University. She also holds an M.A. in science and tech policy, summa cum laude, from The George Washington University, and an M.S. in applied physics, summa cum laude, from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joining Perkins Coie, Roy was a partner at Steptoe & Johnson.