Our Communications & Media lawyers have been involved in every major U.S. regulatory and legislative proceeding concerning the communications and media industries of the past 30 years. Many also have significant prior experience in the public sector, having served at the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, or the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.
We represent a diverse group of U.S. and multinational clients, including cable television operators, programmers, competitive local exchange carriers, long-distance service providers, mobile wireless carriers, satellite service providers, undersea cable operators, equipment manufacturers, software developers, Internet service providers, on-line content providers, broadcast licensees, and industry trade associations.
We offer a wide array of services, including participating in rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings before U.S. and European regulatory authorities, drafting and analyzing communications legislation, negotiating complex communications and media contracts, representing clients in competition reviews and enforcement proceedings, and assessing the risks associated with intellectual property policies in organizations that establish technical standards.
We also provide strategic advice on business matters ranging from product development to strategies for ongoing regulatory compliance. Clients often rely on us in devising their business plans. We also have extensive transactional experience, guiding clients through regulatory approval procedures and advising them on the impact of communications issues on complex deals, such as debt and equity financings, strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and restructurings. Finally, we have broad experience in e-commerce law.