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S. Jenell Trigg, second from right, has served as a speaker and presenter at numerous telecommunications, Internet/privacy, small business, finance and civil rights conferences. 


Alumna S. Jenell Trigg Inducted into the
Minority Media and Telecommunications Council Hall of Fame

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S. Jenell Trigg, a 1997 graduate of the Columbus School of Law and currently a member of the law school’s Board of Visitors, was inducted into the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council (MMTC) Hall of Fame on July 28, 2014, during the MMTC’s 12th Annual Access to Capital and Telecom Policy Conference.  

Trigg, who chairs the Intellectual Property and New Technology Practice Group of Lerman Senter PLLC, was recognized for her many years of exceptional contributions to diversity and inclusion in the media and telecom industries. Lerman Senter is a major sponsor of the Conference.
MMTC is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in the mass media, telecommunications and broadband industries, and closing the digital divide. The organization inducts several leading communications practitioners, advocates and scholars into its Hall of Fame each year, selecting people who have rendered exceptional contributions over many years to diversity and inclusion in the media and telecom industries.
Trigg joined Lerman Senter in 2001following a 16-year career in broadcast television sales and marketing in the Chicago and Baltimore markets. She specializes in privacy and data security issues, as well as intellectual property concerns, and government regulation of the Internet and new technologies. 
Prior to private practice, Trigg served as an assistant chief counsel for the United States Small Business Administration, where she directed its involvement in all telecommunications and Internet issues and proceedings before the FCC, other federal and state government agencies, the White House, and Congress. She was also the first executive director and CEO for The Telecom Opportunity Institute, a non-profit corporation that promotes career and training opportunities in telecommunications for disadvantaged youth, minorities and women. 
Trigg received certification from the law school’s Institute for Communications Law Studies with honors and was one of the first evening students to complete the entire program. Her awards and recognition include the FCBA’s Distinguished Service Award, MMTC’s Extraordinary Service Award, MMTC’s Distinguished Pro Bono Award, and the CUA Law School Alumni Society Award for academic excellence and service to the law school and community.