Jennifer Holtz

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Jennifer Holtz is an associate in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington D.C. office. Her practice focuses on communications matters with expertise in broadband infrastructure deployment, wireless and wireline communications, and emergency communications. She possesses a deep knowledge of cabinet-level agency programs and policies and often advises on federal funding programs. She is passionate about helping clients and communities address regulatory and legislative challenges so they can deliver communications technology services and products to their customers.

Ms. Holtz offers a unique perspective on the communications and technology sector, with extensive experience in both the public and private sector, including federal agencies, consulting firms, industry, and trade associations. She uses her communications policy experience to help clients assess business, regulatory and legislative implications and execute strategies to attain desired results. Specifically, she has a solid knowledge of the Federal government interagency process, working on the Broadband Opportunity Council Presidential Memorandum, Accelerating Broadband Deployment on Federal Lands Executive Order, the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee, the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center, and the National Public Safety Telecommunications Council’s FirstNet Committee.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Ms. Holtz was a senior communications program specialist at the Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), the President’s principle advisor on telecommunication and information policy issues. While there, she helped launch NTIA’s BroadbandUSA, an initiative designed to support community broadband projects and promote broadband deployment and adoption, advancing economic development, education, health care, and public safety. Through BroadbandUSA, Ms. Holtz was instrumental in shaping President Obama’s Broadband Opportunity Council, working with 25 federal agencies to promote broadband deployment, adoption, and competition. She also advised Broadband Technology Opportunities Program staff on compliance issues affecting grant recipients and investigated complaints filed with the Department of Commerce’s Office of Inspector General.

At Booz Allen Hamilton, she helped the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) anticipate and address interoperability and public safety communications legislative and regulatory issues. Specifically, she counseled OEC on the public safety broadband provisions of the Middle Class Tax Cut Act, and helped shape DHS’ participation in FirstNet, the nation's public safety broadband network. She counseled the 14-member interagency Emergency Communications Preparedness Center on legislative and regulatory barriers affecting law enforcement communications. Ms. Holtz also advised the Qatar’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology on spectrum and licensing matters.

Jennifer earned her JD from Syracuse University College of Law. She received two graduate degrees in global communications from the London School of Economics and University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communications. She completed her undergraduate studies at The George Washington University.

Ms. Holtz is a regular contributor to CommLaw Monitor, Kelley Drye’s communications law blog.


April 8-11, 2019

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  Unique Opportunity to Network with Broadband Systems Operators*
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  Consultants, Contractors 10%
  System Installers, Service Providers 8%
  Financial Advisers, Institutions, Investors 3%

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