Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
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Nirali Patel is special counsel in the Communications, Media & Privacy Department of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, D.C. Ms. Patel specializes in wireline telecommunications regulation and policy.
Ms. Patel has significant experience representing leading competitive telecommunications providers in rulemaking and other proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), including proceedings relating to broadband policy, VoIP services, special access reform, intercarrier compensation reform, universal service contribution reform, regulatory forbearance, and wireline transactions. She also advises these clients on FCC compliance matters relating to voice and broadband services.
Additionally, Ms. Patel has represented competitive telecommunications providers in appeals from FCC proceedings in the federal courts of appeals.
Selected Professional and Business Activities
Ms. Patel is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the Women’s Bar Association of the District of Columbia.
Selected Publications and Lectures
Ms. Patel was a co-author of The Year in Wireline Telecommunications Regulation, September 2011-September 2012
for the Practising Law Institute’s 30th Annual Telecommunications Policy & Regulation Institute.
2004, American University Washington College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude)
2000, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A.
District of Columbia, 2006
- United States Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, 2011
- United States Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit, 2010