EchoStar/Hughes Executive Named Outstanding Chief Legal Officer
Dean Manson Recognized by Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel
Association at its 8th Annual Awards
GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 24, 2012
GERMANTOWN, Md., Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Hughes Network Systems, LLC
(HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services,
today announced that Dean A. Manson, executive vice president, general counsel
and secretary of Hughes and its parent company EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ:
SATS) was named Outstanding Chief Legal Officer by the Washington Metropolitan
Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) at its 8^th annual awards
reception held on October 18, attended by more than 400 people from the legal
and business communities.
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WMACCA is the second-largest regional in-house bar association in the United
States, and these annual awards honor the region's leading in-house
practitioners and departments in several categories. Manson was named
Outstanding Chief Legal Officer for his exemplary work on integrating the
legal departments of EchoStar and Hughes. Following the 2011 acquisition of
Hughes by EchoStar, Manson was named executive vice president, general counsel
and secretary of EchoStar and tasked with integrating the two legal
departments of more than 30 attorneys, non-attorney professionals and support
staff. At the same time, Manson was the lead lawyer on two important
transactions—a successful bid by EchoStar for two orbital slots auctioned in
Brazil, and obtaining licenses enabling the launch of Hughes's new EchoStar 17
satellite. WMACCA also selected the Hughes legal department as a finalist for
the Outstanding Large Law Department award.
"We are very proud of Dean and his achievements over the course of his career
at Hughes," said Pradman Kaul, president of Hughes. "Integrating the legal
teams of two companies certainly presented major challenges and Dean was able
to guide and encourage his team to achieve a smooth transition."
"We are pleased to have Dean on board at EchoStar and congratulate him on this
prestigious award," added Michael T. Dugan, chief executive officer of
"On behalf of the entire team who worked tirelessly to achieve a successful
integration, I am honored to receive this recognition from our peers in the
in-house legal community," said Manson. "It has been an eventful year and I
look forward to even greater successes for Hughes and EchoStar."
Prior to joining Hughes in 2000, Manson was with the law firm Milbank, Tweed,
Hadley & McCloy. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from Princeton
University and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law.
The Washington Metropolitan Area Corporate Counsel Association (WMACCA) serves
the professional needs of in-house counsel in Washington, D.C., suburban
Maryland, and Virginia. With more than 2,100 members, WMACCA is one of the
largest chapters of the global Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC). WMACCA
members participate in more than 90 professional development programs each
year and are kept connected through a variety of networking events and
communications vehicles. WMACCA has been active in regulatory issues that
affect the in-house bar, and in providing education to encourage advancements
in the standards of corporate legal practice. More information about WMACCA is
available on its web site at http://wmacca.acc.com.
About Hughes Network Systems
Hughes Network Systems, LLC (Hughes) is the world's leading provider of
satellite broadband for home and office, delivering innovative network
technologies, managed services, and solutions for enterprises and governments
globally. HughesNet^® is the #1 high-speed satellite Internet service in the
marketplace, with offerings to suit every budget. To date, Hughes has shipped
more than 2.8 million systems to customers in over 100 countries, representing
over 50 percent market share. Its products employ global standards approved by
the TIA, ETSI and ITU organizations, including IPoS/DVB-S2, RSM-A, and GMR-1.
Headquartered outside Washington, D.C., in Germantown, Maryland, USA, Hughes
operates sales and support offices worldwide, and is a wholly owned subsidiary
of EchoStar Corporation (NASDAQ: SATS), a premier global provider of satellite
operations and digital TV solutions. For additional information about Hughes,
please visit www.hughes.com.
©2012 Hughes Network Systems, LLC. Hughes and HughesNet are registered
trademarks of Hughes Network Systems, LLC.
SOURCE Hughes Network Systems, LLC
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