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Sheppard Mullin Joins SIA

Law Firm Sheppard Mullin Joins the Satellite Industry Association

Washington, D.C., December 05, 2018 – The Satellite Industry Association is pleased to announce that law firm Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP (Sheppard Mullin) has joined SIA as the Association’s newest Affiliate Member.

Sheppard Mullin is a Global 100 firm with more than 850 attorneys in 16 offices across the United States, Europe and Asia, including an office in Washington, D.C. The full-service firm serves clients in dozens of industries, including aerospace and defense, satellite and telecommunications, including a number of SIA member companies. Sheppard Mullin addresses a variety of satellite industry-related issues including new ventures, procurement and export controls.

“SIA is happy to announce that Sheppard Mullin has joined the Satellite Industry Association,” said Tom Stroup, President of SIA.  “The firm represents several SIA members so we are particularly pleased to have them participate as an Affiliate Member.  Also, their domestic and global satellite industry legal expertise make them a welcome addition to the Association.”

“Sheppard Mullin is very pleased to be joining SIA as an Affiliate Member,” said Brian Weimer, Leader of Sheppard Mullin’s Communications Team.  “We know from the work we do on behalf of our many satellite clients just how important SIA is to the future of our exciting industry.”

Affiliate membership in SIA is open to satellite companies as well as supporting entities that advocate and promote the domestic commercial satellite industry.  SIA Affiliate Members receive a number of benefits including attendance at SIA’s Annual Association Meeting, participation in all open SIA meetings and most events (excluding the SIA Leadership Dinner) and SIA Member discounts to industry events.  For further details regarding membership in SIA, please see the following link: 

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: AT&T Services, Inc.; The Boeing Company; EchoStar Corporation; Intelsat S.A.; Iridium Communications Inc.; Kratos Defense & Security Solutions; Ligado Networks; Lockheed Martin Corporation; Maxar Technologies; Northrop Grumman Corporation; ; SES Americom, Inc.; Space Exploration Technologies Corp.; Spire Global Inc.; and Viasat, Inc.

SIA Associate Members include: ABS US Corp.;  Airbus Defense and Space, Inc.; Analytical Graphics, Inc.; Artel, LLC; Blue Origin; DataPath Inc.; Eutelsat America Corp.; ExoAnalytic Solutions; Globecomm; Globalstar, Inc.; Glowlink Communications Technology, Inc.; HawkEye 360; Hughes; Inmarsat, Inc.; Kymeta Corporation; L3 Technologies; Leonardo DRS; Panasonic Avionics Corporation; Peraton: Planet; Telesat Canada; TrustComm, Inc.; Ultisat, Inc.; and XTAR, LLC.

SIA Affiliate Members include: The Aerospace Corporation; AQYR Technologies; COMSAT; Envistacom, LLC; Kencast; Newtec; ; RUAG Space; Sheppard Mullin; and Wiley Rein LLP