Thomas Jones

Partner

Washington
Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
1875 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC 20006-1238
T 202 303 1111
F 202 303 2111
tjoneswillkie.com

Thomas Jones is a partner and Chair of the Communications, Media & Privacy Department.  Thomas regularly represents the leading competitive carriers in the country in competition policy, merger review, and enforcement proceedings before the FCC.  Thomas also advises companies on compliance with FCC regulations.

FCC Policy
Thomas represents leading competitive providers of telecommunications service in virtually every major FCC local competition policy proceeding.

Merger Reviews
Thomas represents leading competitive providers of telecommunications service in FCC reviews of major telecommunications company mergers.

Enforcement
Thomas represents leading competitive providers of telecommunications service in enforcement proceedings before the FCC.

Compliance
Thomas advises companies regarding compliance with FCC rules.

Chambers USA (2016) ranks Thomas among the leading individuals practicing in the area of Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in Washington, D.C. He has also been recognized as a leading practitioner in The Washington Post (2015), The Best Lawyers in America (2017), and Super Lawyers (2015).

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Highlights

Thomas Jones is a partner and Chair of the Communications, Media & Privacy Department.  Thomas regularly represents the leading competitive carriers in the country in competition policy, merger review, and enforcement proceedings before the FCC.  Thomas also advises companies on compliance with FCC regulations.

Selected Significant Matters

FCC Policy
Thomas’ representative FCC policy matters include representing competitive carriers in

  • the FCC’s comprehensive review of the transition to IP technology
  • the FCC’s comprehensive review of last-mile access for business broadband
  • the FCC’s comprehensive review of intercarrier compensation and universal service
  • the FCC comprehensive review of pole attachment regulations

Merger Reviews
Thomas' representative merger review matters include representing competitive carriers in the FCC’s review of

  • CenturyTel’s acquisition of Qwest
  • AT&T’s acquisition of BellSouth
  • Verizon’s acquisition of MCI
  • SBC’s acquisition of AT&T

Enforcement
Thomas frequently represents competitive carriers before the FCC in enforcement disputes with incumbent carriers regarding, among other things, the rates, terms, and conditions applicable to last mile business broadband services and interconnection.

Compliance
Thomas' representative compliance counseling matters include counseling companies regarding

  • FCC and FTC telemarketing rules
  • FCC disability access rules
  • FCC intercarrier compensation rules 
  • FCC universal service rules

Selected Professional and Business Activities

Thomas has served as co-chairman of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Common Carrier Practice Committee.