H. Henry Shi



Henry Shi advises clients on regulatory and commercial matters in the communications and information technology industries and on telecom regulatory issues in connection with corporate transactions.

Communications-Related Transactions. Henry has extensive experience preparing and negotiating agreements specific to the communications industry. He has prepared and negotiated public-private telecom infrastructure partnerships, subsea cable system IRU agreements, terrestrial fiber IRU agreements, data center collocation agreements, utility pole attachment agreements, wireless tower leases, municipal franchises, and wireline intercarrier agreements. He also advises clients on the federal, state, and local telecom regulatory issues related to financing transactions, corporate restructuring, and private equity acquisitions.

Regulatory Advocacy. Henry advises clients on a variety of regulatory issues relating to and before the Federal Communications Commission, including authorization and license transfer approvals, rulemaking proceedings, and enforcement actions.  He has represented and advised technology companies, competitive carriers, and trade associations in FCC proceedings relating to net neutrality, business data services, and infrastructure deployment.

Before joining HWG, Henry served as Deputy Associate Counsel for Presidential Personnel at the White House, and prior to that he was a Senior Counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, where he worked on congressional oversight and on housing finance matters. He previously worked at a New York-based international law firm, focusing on internal investigations for major multinational corporations and on civil litigation. He clerked for the Honorable Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

Henry received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Harvard Law Review. He received his B.A. cum laude from Dartmouth College.


Harvard Law School, J.D., cum laude

Dartmouth College, B.A., cum laude


Hon. Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit



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