Henry Wendel


+1 202 776 2943

Henry Wendel’s practice includes representation of and counsel to communications, media and unmanned aerial vehicle clients before regulators at the federal level. He works closely with broadcasters, cable operators and telecommunications companies on policy, enforcement and licensing matters, principally before the Federal Communications Commission. Henry assists broadcast groups, wireless companies and investors with evaluating and addressing business and regulatory issues in the purchase and sale of FCC regulated properties. Additionally, he counsels wireless and satellite companies, private equity firms and others on critical FCC proceedings effecting wireless, satellite and equipment authorizations. Henry has represented numerous entities in enforcement proceedings at the FCC. He also counsels UAV clients on FAA regulations.

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  • ION Media Agrees to Sell to E.W. Scripps for $2.65 Billion 

  • T-Mobile Merger with Sprint 

  • Apollo Global Management $3.484 Billion Acquisition of Broadcast Businesses 

  • Gray Television Acquires Raycom for $3.6 Billion 

  • Gray Television acquires Schurz Communications 


  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
    JD, cum laude, 2012

  • Indiana University, Wendell School of Education
    MS, Major in Education

  • University of Arkansas, Walton School of Business
    BA, Major in Business
    cum laude, 2004

Admissions & Credentials

District of Columbia



  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Rankings & Accolades

    Legal 500: Media, Technology and Telecoms – Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory (2020)

    Super Lawyers, Rising Star (2019-2020)

    Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch (2021)


+1 202 776 2943 office
+1 202 842 7899 fax

1299 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2400