Jenny Wainwright is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on federal and state regulatory and transactional matters involving communications service providers. Jenny represents individual service providers, as well as trade associations and ad hoc coalitions, drafting comments and advocating for clients in numerous FCC proceedings involving reform of the Lifeline program, deployment of telecommunications infrastructure, business data services, the Connect America Fund, and tech transitions. Jenny also advises clients on compliance with state and federal regulatory obligations applicable to wireline, wireless, and other providers of telecommunications services. Additionally, Jenny assists clients pursuing commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, performing regulatory due diligence, obtaining necessary approvals and addressing impediments to the client’s goals and objectives.
Jenny first joined the firm as a paralegal in 2013 while attending the evening program at Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, and returned to the firm as an associate in September 2015. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Jenny was a paralegal for the Bureau of Consumer Protection at the Federal Trade Commission.
Managed a large-scale electronic discovery database, document review and productions in connection with FCC review of a high profile acquisition involving two telecommunications service providers.
Represented numerous service providers in the Lifeline Modernization rulemaking, including stakeholder engagement with the FCC, state regulators, other industry members, Civil Society and Congress.
Drafted advocacy comments on behalf of an industry association in proceedings involving deployment of telecommunications infrastructure, business data services, the Connect America Fund, and tech transitions.
Advised telecommunications carriers on compliance with requirements related to the Customer Proprietary Network Information rules, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the E-SIGN Act
Prepared and reviewed privacy policies and terms and conditions for telecommunications companies.
Prepared compliance plans and applications for eligible telecommunications carrier designation under the FCC’s Low Income (Lifeline) Program.
Performed regulatory due diligence for service providers in connection with mergers and acquisitions.
Supported clients in the context of federal and state enforcement actions, administrative audits and investigations.
American Bar Association
Federal Communications Bar Association