Benjamin J. Griffin: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Benjamin J. Griffin

Phone202.661.8720

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Practice Areas

  • Satellite Communications
  • Cable & Broadband
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.661.8720
Fax: 202-434-7400
Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/benjamin-j-griffin
 
University University of South Carolina, B.A., 1973
 
Law SchoolUniversity of South Carolina, J.D., 1976
 
Admitted1976, South Carolina; 1977, District of Columbia
 
Memberships 

• Former member, Partnership Advisory Board, University of South Carolina School of Law
• Former member, Partnership Board, University of South Carolina College of Journalism and Mass Communications
• Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

 
Biography

Ben's legal work focuses on communications law, with an emphasis on cable programming, satellite communications, and private communications networks. Before joining the firm, Ben was a partner in the DC office of a premier Pittsburgh-based law firm.

He represents satellite operators in complex transactions involving the procurement of spacecraft, launch services and insurance, major customer contracts, payload hosting, and orbital slot sharing arrangements. He also represents cable television networks on a wide range of business and regulatory matters, including the acquisition of satellite capacity and video encryption and compression equipment for network distribution.

He advises cable programmers and satellite operators on business and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission. Ben assists clients in establishing and licensing domestic and international private satellite networks for intracompany communications requirements. He also advises clients on the licensing and regulation of private and common carrier facilities.

Ben taught communications law at the George Washington University Division of Continuing Education.

Awards & Recognitions
•Phi Beta Kappa
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Publications
•Co-author, FCC Eliminates Foreign Competition Test for Certain International Telecommunications Authorization Applications , Communications Advisory (04.24.2014)
•Co-author, FCC Clarifies Rule Governing Foreign Ownership of Broadcast Stations , Communications Advisory (12.04.2013)
•Co-author, FCC Proposes to Establish New Air-to-Ground Mobile Broadband Service for Airline Travelers , Communications Alert (05.16.2013)
•Co-author, FCC Adopts Order Streamlining Its Foreign Ownership Review Policies , Communications Alert (04.23.2013)

Speaking Engagements
• Co-chair, Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2010 , PLI, Webinar (03.01.2010)

 
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FCC Eliminates Foreign Competition Test for Certain International Telecommunications Authorization Applications
Ernest C. Cooper,Benjamin J. Griffin, April 28, 2014
In an order released on April 22, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission eliminated its longstanding requirement that certain applications for authorization to provide international telecommunications services or for international cable landing licenses must pass an effective competitive...


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Benjamin J. Griffin

701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20004-2608




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