Sara Hinkle is an associate attorney at Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan whose practice focuses on a variety of communications-related issues at the federal and state level, including rulemaking proceedings, petitions, and replies, and on issues ranging from rural call completion to Internet-protocol captioned telephone service, mergers and acquisitions, spectrum licensing, and compliance work.
Sara has counseled clients on a range of regulatory communications issues such as intercarrier compensation, Universal Service Fund contribution and compliance, IP CTS and IP Relay, 911 and N11 issues, spectrum licensing, leasing, and subleasing arrangements, rural call completion, mergers and acquisitions, state Public Utilities Commissions, and Eligible Telecommunications Carrier issues. She is also accredited as a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals and worked extensively on the FCC’s Open Internet proceeding.
Prior to joining the firm, Sara’s practice focused on broadcast and media issues such as Equal Employment Opportunity matters, the Broadcast Incentive Auction Repack, contractual matters including sponsorship agreements and sale of broadcast properties, emergency alerting systems, and CBRS spectrum advocacy. She has also worked as a legislative consultant on privacy issues and was a Privacy Analyst with Bloomberg BNA.
Sara received her law degree from the George Washington University and is a member of the bar of the District of Columbia. While in law school, she concentrated on privacy and telecommunications issues, and completed five internships with various organizations, including the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the FCC’s Media Bureau.
Sara is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and was Co-Chair of the FCBA Charity Auction Raffle Subcommittee for the 2018 Charity Auction.