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WASHINGTON, D.C. – January 5, 2021 – Davis Wright Tremaine has added satellite and telecom lawyer Lafayette Greenfield as a partner in its Washington, D.C. office, bringing new capabilities to its team serving the technology and communications industries.

Greenfield, who joins the firm from Milbank, focuses his practice on satellite operators, telecommunications companies, aerospace manufacturers and launch services providers. He advises satellite and telecom companies and investors on transactional and regulatory matters and has significant experience with the Federal Communications Commission and other regulations applicable to satellite systems and space-based technologies. He also has extensive experience advising a broad range of clients on international trade and national security matters.

"For years, our team has been serving the communications needs of our technology clients and the technology needs of our communications clients," said Wendy Kearns, co-chair of the Technology, Communications, and Privacy & Security Practice. "Lafayette strengthens our ability to provide that integrated service to our clients as they expand into space."

"From the tech hubs in Seattle and Silicon Valley to the policy and regulatory centers in Washington, D.C., the connection of our team provides an unmatched combination of skills, relationships and perspectives," said Mike Sloan, who leads the Communications group from the firm's Washington, D.C. office. "Lafayette's practice will further connect us in all three areas."

"There is no better platform than DWT for me to build my practice," said Greenfield. "The firm is relentless in its commitment to supporting rising lawyers, to pursuing new opportunities and to building the teams it needs to meet its clients where they will be, not just where they are."

Greenfield received his J.D. from Howard University School of Law and his B.S. from Radford University.

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