Ms. Jennifer Manner
Jennifer A. Manner is Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at
EchoStar Corporation/Hughes Network Systems LLC where she is responsible
for the company’s domestic and international regulatory and policy issues,
including spectrum management and market access. Prior to this, Ms. Manner
was Deputy Chief of the Office and Engineering and Technology and before
that Deputy Chief of the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau
where she has had a focus on broadband and other related issues. Ms. Manner
previously worked as a Principal at ZComm Strategies LLC.
Before that, Ms. Manner was Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at
SkyTerra Communications, LLC, where she handled the company's domestic and
international regulatory and policy issues. Before joining SkyTerra, Ms.
Manner served as Senior Counsel to FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy with
responsibility for wireless, international and new technology issues. Ms.
Manner joined the Commissioner's office after working at MCI Communications
Corporation, later WorldCom, Inc., as Associate Counsel for Foreign Market
Access and then as International Wireless Services and Director of
Prior to this position, Ms. Manner was an associate in the Communications
Group at Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, L.P. Before joining Akin,
Gump, Ms. Manner was an Attorney-Advisor at the FCC.
Ms. Manner currently serves as an adjunct professor at Georgetown
University Law Center and previously served as an adjunct professor of the
Washington College of Law at American University. Ms. Manner has published
several books on telecommunications issues including on spectrum and
foreign market access, and has written numerous law review and magazine
articles. Ms. Manner holds and has held key leadership roles including in
Satellite Industry Association the US ITU Association, the EMEA Satellite
Operators Association, in study groups at the International
Telecommunications Union including ITU-R Task Group 5/1, as well as serving
in leadership roles in federal advisory committees, including as Chair of
Working Group 4B on Network Timing Alternative on the Communications
Security, Reliability and Interoperability Committee and Chair of Working
Group 4, Regulatory Issues of the World Radiocommunication Advisory
Committee, as well as Vice Chair of the International Trade Advisory
Committee and the International Telecommunications Advisory Committee 8 and
a member of the Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee. Ms. Manner
is also a member of the Advisory Board of Geeks Without Frontiers. Ms.
Manner also has served on numerous U.S. delegations to international treaty
Ms. Manner received her B.A. from the State University of New York at
Albany, from where she serves as Co-Chair of the Alumni Board of the
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and was awarded the Outstanding
Alumniin Political Science Award. She received her J.D. cum laude from New
York Law School and LL.M. with distinction from Georgetown University Law
Center. Ms. Manner is admitted to practice in Washington, D.C., New York
Ms. Manner has also been named as one of the 100 Most Powerful Women in
Media and the Internet by Cablefax for 2018, one of the top 2017 and 208
100 Broadband and Media attorneys by CableFax, one of the most powerful
women in the world by CableFax in 2018, and was awarded the EchoStar 2013
Most Valuable Player Award, the 2012 FCC Public Safety and Homeland
Security Bureau’s Chief’s Meritorious Service Award, the 2012 Distinguished
Alumni Award in Political Science from the Rockefeller College, State
University of New York at Albany and the 2011 Wireless Communications
Association International’s Government Service Award.
Ms. Manner, a film-maker, was a finalist for her movie at the 2018 Cannes
Film Festival and has underproduction her latest film, When Wire Was King,
The Transformation of Telecommunications, expected for release in 2020.