Henry Rivera

Henry Rivera


Name: Henry Rivera

Title: Former Commissioner / Board of Trustee & Chairman Emeritus

Organization: FCC / Minority Media and Telecommunications Council

What Makes This Person a Game Changer: 

The Hon. Henry Rivera is an internationally recognized communications expert, author, speaker and conference leader in the communications field. As a former and the first Latino Federal Communications Commission Commissioner, this highly experienced practitioner has been named one of the District of Columbia’s “Super Lawyers” and among The Best Lawyers in America in Communications Law. He has also been singled out as a “Leading Lawyer” by Chambers USA and named among the top 12 Telecom experts in the U.S. by Legal Media Group’s Best of the Best. Rivera has nearly 40 years of experience representing clients in all types of business transactions, including telecommunications transactions and telecommunications-related bankruptcies. Throughout his career Rivera has held numerous professional roles including, but not limited to partner at Wiley Rein,LLP, Co-head of the Agency Review Team for the Obama-Biden Presidential Transition Team, Chair and member of the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity in the Digital Age, and a member of the Federal Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy at the U.S. Department of State.  He is also the vice-chairman of the Emma Bowen Foundation for Minority Interests in Media, General Counsel of the Benton Foundation, former president of the Federal Communications Bar Association and a current Board of Trustee, as well as chairman emeritus of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council.