James L. Casserly

Senior Counsel

Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
T 202 303 1119
F 202 303 2119
jcasserlywillkie.com

James L. Casserly is senior counsel in the Communications & Media Department, with significant experience in communications policymaking and transactions involving video programming and distribution, broadband Internet, and new technologies and has produced outcome-changing advocacy at the FCC, in the courts, and in the Congress.

Chambers USA (2016) ranks Jim in Band 1 for leading individuals practicing in the area of Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in Washington, D.C.  He is also recognized as one of Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Lawyers: Communications” (2013-2014).

Highlights

James L. Casserly is senior counsel in the Communications & Media Department, with significant experience in communications policymaking and transactions involving video programming and distribution, broadband Internet, and new technologies and has produced outcome-changing advocacy at the FCC, in the courts, and in the Congress.

Chambers USA (2016) ranks Jim in Band 1 for leading individuals practicing in the area of Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in Washington, D.C.  He is also recognized as one of Washingtonian magazine’s “Top Lawyers: Communications” (2013-2014).

Selected Significant Matters

Policymaking:

  • Rulemaking and judicial proceedings regarding program carriage.
  • Rulemaking and judicial proceedings regarding cable ownership rules.
  • Rulemaking and judicial proceedings regarding leased access.
  • Rulemakings and judicial proceedings regarding program access.
  • Rulemaking regarding regulation of broadband Internet.
  • Rulemaking regarding introduction of advanced television service.

Adjudications:

  • Defense of program carriage complaint brought by Tennis Channel.
  • Defense of program carriage complaint brought by WealthTV.
  • Defense of program carriage complaints brought by Mid-Atlantic SportsNet.
  • Defense of program carriage complaint brought by NFL Network.
  • Tunney Act proceedings involving the U.S. v. Western Electric Modification of Final Judgment, and related proceedings involving the Plan of Reorganization and proposed changes to the line-of-business restrictions imposed on the Bell Operating Companies.

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Willkie, Jim was a partner at Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., and at Squire, Sanders, and Dempsey.

Jim also served as law clerk to the Hon. Marion T. Bennett of the United States Court of Claims, Appellate Division (now the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit) and, before that to the trial judges of the United States Court of Claims (now the U.S. Court of Federal Claims).

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Jim is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, where he has been a Co-Chair of the Annual Seminar Committee (2004-2005), the Law Journal Committee (2000-2004) and the Committee on Legislation (1984-87).