Legal Moves: FHH, Wiley Rein Welcome New Attorneys


There’s a new Legal Communications & Marketing Specialist for Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

Concurrently, Wiley Rein is welcoming a commercial litigation attorney as a partner in its Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice.

Washington-area based telecommunications, media, and technology law firm Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is welcoming Jeffrey A. Mitchell as Of Counsel.

Mitchell brings with him more than two decades of Telecommunications experience both in private practice and in multiple roles for the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).

With USAC, he directed a $100 million compliance audit program of participants in the Universal Service Fund under close oversight from the FCC’s Inspector General. After leaving USAC, Jeff helped persuade the FCC to enlarge and modernize the Rural Health Care Federal Universal Service program—thus ensuring that health care providers would have the broadband capabilities to properly treat their patients.

Mitchell is also a frequent panelist on the importance of broadband policy to healthcare–most recently at the Center for Telehealth and e-Health Law’s Executive Telehealth Summit in 2018. He also has firsthand broadcast experience, as he was on the air at University of Michigan’s WCBN-FM 88.3 in Ann Arbor.

At Wiley Rein, Scott B. Wilkens has joined the firm as a partner. His diverse experience includes representing leading broadcast and entertainment companies in high-profile copyright infringement litigation, and advising U.S. and global corporations in matters involving Internet services and technologies, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property.

Drawing on more than 15 years of civil litigation experience at the trial and appellate levels, Wilkens will advise the firm’s clients on a range of legal and regulatory matters in complex and continually developing areas of law.

He comes to Wiley Rein from Jenner & Block.

A 2002 Harvard Law School graduate, Wilkens has been named one of Washington’s “Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine and one of the 40 Best LGBT Lawyers under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Wilkens served as a law clerk for the Honorable Raymond C. Fisher of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and is a Fulbright Scholar.

Wiley Rein’s TMT Practice is the largest in the country, with more than 60 attorneys and engineers engaged full time in matters that encompass virtually all aspects of the federal, state, and international laws governing the telecommunications, media, and technology industries.