Jodi Goldberg is special counsel in the Corporate and Securities Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. 

Areas of Practice

Jodi’s practice is focused on technology and telecommunications, with a particular emphasis on satellite, space, wireless, and novel technologies. Jodi advocates for clients in FCC and NOAA regulatory proceedings, advises on licensing, allocation, and transactional matters, negotiates and drafts commercial agreements, and counsels clients on new technologies and services. Jodi has experience with managing global managed-networks, including working with regulators in foreign markets, supervising outside counsel and consultants, and ensuring on-going compliance. Jodi also represents companies before the “Team Telecom” Executive Branch agencies and the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Prior to joining Sheppard Mullin, Jodi was an associate in the telecommunications, media, and technology group of a major law firm. She also worked in-house at both late-stage startup and established satellite telecommunications companies.



Representative Experience


  • Assists clients in developing strategy for and the preparation of comments, petitions, and other pleadings in complex proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), National Telecommunication and Information Administration, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and other administrative agencies.
  • Assists clients seeking authorization from domestic and foreign regulatory bodies to launch and operate Geostationary and Non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit satellite systems, as well as Earth stations, to serve U.S. and international markets.
  • Advises clients on FCC licensing and rulemaking proceedings, including processing rounds.
  • Counsels telecommunications and satellite clients on compliance with federal regulatory obligations.
  • Represents satellite clients in market access, broadband (infrastructure and connectivity) funding, spectrum fee, and orbital debris mitigation matters before domestic and foreign regulatory and legislative bodies.
  • Represents telecommunications companies in bankruptcy and other transfer of control proceedings before the FCC.


  • Acts as “outside in-house counsel” for start-up and small operators, providing general regulatory and commercial advice and support, as well as additional depth and resources, for smaller legal departments.
  • Negotiates and drafts complex customer, provider, and service agreements between space and satellite companies, including launch services, hosted payload, space-as-a-service, ground station-as-a-service, data services, and joint development agreements.
  • Drafts template and form agreements for clients, including non-disclosure agreements, letters of intent, service agreements, and statements of work.
  • Supports business expansion into international markets.

CFIUS/Team Telecom:

  • Represents companies to an acquisition before the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), including filing voluntary declarations and joint notices.
  • Represents telecommunications companies before Team Telecom, stemming from transactions or FCC referrals from pending license applications.


  • Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer 2024




L.L.M., Georgetown University Law Center

J.D., University of Ottawa, Common Law

J.D., Michigan State University, cum laude

B.Comm., McGill University


  • District of Columbia
  • Ontario, Canada
  • New York
  • Massachusetts
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