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Satellite Industry Association Welcomes Global Law Firm DLA Piper As Its Newest Member

Washington, D.C., March 9, 2023 – The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) today announced global law firm DLA Piper is the newest affiliate member of the Association. The multi-national law firm has locations throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific including offices in Washington, DC, Baltimore, MD and 23 other cities across the United States.

DLA Piper represents new and established satellite and communications companies on regulatory and other industry matters. The firm also advises satellite industry clients regarding policy and regulatory matters before US federal bodies and international organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the Department of Commerce, the Department of State, and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

“Innovation, increased satellite utility and lower cost access to space have resulted in tremendous growth of the commercial space industry,” said Tom Stroup, president of the Satellite Industry Association. “We applaud the federal agencies and administrations governing the industry’s regulatory and policy regime for recognizing the expanding demands of a growing industry.  DLA Piper has the long-term legal knowledge and experience required to help both new space entrepreneurs and traditional satellite companies effectively meet the requirements generated by an evolving commercial satellite regulatory environment. We are pleased to welcome DLA Piper as the newest affiliate member of SIA.”

“DLA Piper is excited and pleased to join the Satellite Industry Association. Under Tom Stroup’s leadership, SIA is an effective and vital voice for an innovative and vital industry. Our team of lawyers, engineers and regulatory advisors in the US and around the world are delighted to now belong to this organization,” said Mike Senkowski, Co-Chair of DLA Piper US and Global Telecom.

About DLA Piper

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world. In certain jurisdictions, this information may be considered attorney advertising.

About The Satellite Industry Association

SIA is a U.S.-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit

SIA Executive Members include: Amazon; The Boeing Company; DIRECTV; EchoStar Corporation; HawkEye 360; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Northrop Grumman; OneWeb; Planet Labs PBC; SES Americom, Inc.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat Inc. SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.; The Aerospace Corporation; Artel, LLC; AST Space Mobile; Astranis Space Technologies Corp.; Aurora Insight; Blue Origin; Comtech; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; Leonardo; Lynk; Omnispace; OneWeb Technologies; Ovzon; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Skyloom; Telesat Canada; ULA and XTAR, LLC. SIA Affiliate Members include: ARA; ATG; Davis Wright Tremaine; DLA Piper; EVONA; Genus Group; Hogan Lovells; Integrasys LLC; Kencast; Keysight Technologies, Inc.; Media Broadcast Satellite; Orange Business Services; Orbital Research; Peraton; Plexus Corp; SD Government; Sheppard Mullin; Skylo Technologies and Wiley