Sarah L. J. Aceves


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30 Main Street, 6th Floor
P.O. Box 66
Burlington, VT 05402-0066

Tel: 802-864-9891
Fax: 802-864-6815

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Practice Areas:


  • J.D., The Catholic University Of America, 2009
  • B.A., The George Washington University, 2004

Prior Experience:

  • 2013-2017, Associate, Herman & Whiteaker, LLC
  • 2009-2013, Contracts Analyst, National Geographic Channels

Professional and Community Activities:

  • Member, Vermont Bar Association
  • Member, The District of Columbia Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • New England Chapter Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Former Co-President and Board Member At-Large, Law & Technology Institute Alumni Association, Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law


  • Vermont
  • District of Columbia

Sarah L. J. Aceves joined the firm as an associate in September 2017. Sarah’s practice focuses on regulatory issues and transactional matters. Prior to joining the firm, Sarah represented communications-based companies in spectrum policy and wireless regulatory matters, including network neutrality, broadband privacy, spectrum allocations, and spectrum access through auctions and leasing. She also represented clients in a broad range of complex transactional matters, including mergers, sales, and acquisitions.

At National Geographic Channels, Sarah served as in-house counsel, which included routinely structuring and negotiating complex programming and development agreements, advising senior executives on key business issues, and providing guidance to internal stakeholders on risk assessment.

Notable Representations: 

  • Represented small wireless carriers before the FCC, successfully lobbying for rule changes that provide more opportunities for small businesses in the wireless industry;
  • Counseled mobile carriers and wireless broadband providers on spectrum auction strategy and the successful acquisition thereof;
  • Represented numerous communications-based businesses in sales, acquisitions, and other business transactions with the world’s largest telecommunications holding company