Phillip Spector

Of Counsel
Milbank LLP

Moderator: DTH Sustainability: A State of the Union Address for Satellite's Most Reliable Market

Phillip Spector is of counsel in the Washington, DC office of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley &
McCloy and a member of the firm’s Transportation & Space Group.
Mr. Spector focuses his practice on advising executives and investors on corporate,
financing, and government affairs matters in the satellite, technology and
telecommunications industries. Prior to joining Milbank, Mr. Spector was Executive Vice
President, Business Development, and General Counsel of Intelsat, the world’s largest
satellite operator, where his responsibilities included strategic ventures and acquisitions,
regulatory compliance involving (among others) the Departments of Defense, Justice,
State and Treasury, the SEC, and the FCC, the procurement and provisioning of satellite
capacity, and multi-billion dollar financing transactions. He was also previously the
Managing Partner of the Washington, DC office of a major international law firm, a
member of the firm’s Management Committee, and Chairman of its Communications &
Technology Group. He served in government as law clerk to Judge James Oakes of the
US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and to Justice Thurgood Marshall of the US
Supreme Court, and as Associate Assistant to the President in the White House.
Mr. Spector is a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences. He is the
former Chairman of the American Bar Association’s International Communications
Committee, and the co-author of a book on Communications and Technology Alliances.
He has been recognized by such industry journals as European Counsel and American
Lawyer for his transactional work and industry expertise.
Mr. Spector earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, where he was
the Supreme Court Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He also received a master’s in
public policy degree from Harvard University and a B.A. in political science, with highest
honors, from University of California at Santa Barbara. Mr. Spector is a member of Phi
Beta Kappa.