Carlos M. Nalda

Carlos Nalda founded LMI Advisors in 2013 to provide cost-effective global compliance solutions to satellite and telecommunications industry clients. Leveraging more than two decades of U.S. and international telecommunications law and regulatory expertise, Carlos has created an innovative approach to providing a full range of commercial and regulatory support by bringing together consultants with diverse backgrounds and proficiencies.

Carlos personally advises clients on multiple policy, regulatory, transactional, and market access issues in the communications sector, with a particular focus on satellite and earth station operations, spectrum management, and foreign market access matters. He has represented network operators and communications service providers in numerous rulemaking, licensing, spectrum allocation, and transaction review proceedings in the United States and around the world. He practices before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), foreign telecommunications regulators, regional regulatory bodies, and the International Telecommunications Union.

Carlos has particular expertise in satellite system development, broadband mobility, and market access issues in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Russia/CIS, and the Middle East regions. He has also negotiated spectrum sharing arrangements on behalf of the U.S. satellite industry.

Carlos represents clients in various regulatory forums and has served as a U.S. delegate to several international telecommunications conferences. He has spoken on satellite regulatory matters at numerous international conferences including the annual meetings of the Global VSAT Forum, International Bar Association, and National Spectrum Management Association, and he has authored or co-authored several articles regarding satellite regulation.

Carlos’ experience in the communications industry is complemented by his background in international trade and international law. He has advised clients on trade litigation, dispute settlement, and trade policy issues before the World Trade Organization, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, U.S. State Department, U.S. International Trade Commission, and U.S. Department of Commerce.


  • U.S. and International Satellite Regulation
  • Telecommunications
  • Spectrum Management
  • Foreign Market Access
  • Government Services


  • The George Washington University, J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, 1993, Journal of International Law and Economics
  • American University, B.A., International Studies, 1987

Bar Admissions and Memberships

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of International Trade
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Society of Satellite Professionals International
  • Washington Space Business Roundtable

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