FCC, Office of Chairman Tom Wheeler “The David L. Snyder Memorial Stipend”

The David L. Snyder Memorial Stipend awarded to Jeff Shaw honors David L. Snyder, the founding partner of Snyder & Snyder, LLP. David’s colleagues recognized him as a fearless leader who was always “mobile.”

Jeff Shaw is a rising 2L at the University of Maryland School of Law. He is a member of the Student Law and Media Association and a student member of the FCBA. Jeff graduated from Lehigh University, in Bethlehem, PA, in 2007 with a BA in International Relations, and received a MS in Telecommunications from George Mason University in 2013.

Prior to attending law school, Jeff served four years as a communications officer in the Marine Corps, including a seven month tour in Afghanistan. During this time he led the planning, installation, operation, and maintenance of secure radio, phone, and computer networks, providing world-wide voice, video, and data communications to the members of the Third Combat Engineer Battalion. After leaving the military he worked for the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security, working to field tactical radios to diplomatic security personnel in high threat countries, such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, and Pakistan.