• Catholic University of America (JD)
  • University of Maryland (BA)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland

Sallye has extensive experience in international and US government relations for the telecommunications industry. She has negotiated and secured authorizations and license agreements for telecommunications projects from foreign governments around the world, and has negotiated and drafted sales, operating, and service agreements with commercial and government entities globally.

Sallye advises corporations and government entities on legal, trade, and market access issues in her representation of their interests in regulatory proceedings in the United States and abroad. In addition, she has developed and executed successful legislative strategies to improve market access and federal procurement of telecommunications services. On behalf of the US government, she regularly negotiates Host Nation Agreements (HNAs) with foreign governments to allow US military and government networks to be used in-country.

Before joining Mintz Levin, Sallye was a partner at another prominent national law firm, where she practiced in the corporate, government relations, international business, and telecommunications groups. Earlier, she spent 11 years leading international market access and government affairs teams for prominent satellite companies and broadband projects, including Intelsat, PanAmSat, Teledesic, ICO Global, and Iridium.

She has also given seminars to the US Department of Defense (DOD) and at military conferences on HNAs and foreign licensing of DOD networks. Sallye has also been a guest lecturer on space law and international law at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Catholic University Law School. She frequently speaks about regulatory and licensing issues at industry events around the world and various seminar and conference proceedings, and she also has written about these issues in Space News and other newspapers, APT Journal, and FCBA International Law Journal.

Recognitions & Awards

  • ITU Expert,  International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
  • Recognized by The Legal 500 United States for Telecom & Broadcast: Regulatory (2017 - 2018)

Professional & Community Involvement

  • General Counsel, Board Secretary and Board Member, Arthur C. Clarke Foundation
  • Board Member, Global Telecom Women’s Network
  • Board Member, Space and Satellite Professionals International
  • Industry Representative, National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC)
  • Board Member and Chair of Trustee’s Committee, Washington Episcopal School
  • Member, Advisory Council, Pacific Telecommunications Council