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Admitted to Practice

  • New York, 2012
  • District of Columbia, 1998
  • Maryland, 1995

Jill M. Valenstein

ValensteinJill
Partner
T212.603.6426
F212.379.5201
Jill Valenstein focuses her practice on advising cable television and telecommunications providers on outside plant deployment issues. Jill is an experienced transactional attorney and has negotiated dozens of pole attachment and conduit agreements to ensure that her cable television, wireline and wireless telecommunications clients obtain access to these essential facilities on just and reasonable rates, terms and conditions. She also represents communications companies and state cable associations before the FCC and state regulatory agencies in regulatory litigation and has led the cable industry in several rulemakings involving pole attachment issues, including in Arkansas, New York, Oregon, and Utah, and testified before state legislatures to advocate for reasonable state pole attachment laws.

Jill’s clients include Brighthouse Networks, Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast, and Suddenlink.

Representative Experience

Legislative testimony for communications sector clients and industry associations

Testify before state legislatures to advocate for the passage of just and reasonable state pole attachment law.

Pole attachment litigation for cable television and telecommunications providers

Litigated case of first impression against a Washington Public Utility District in the application of a new pole attachment rate formula statute to communications clients. (Ongoing)

Pole attachment rulemakings for cable television and telecommunications providers

Involvement in federal and state pole attachment rulemakings to ensure that communications clients obtain and retain access to essential outside plant facilities on just and reasonable rates, terms and conditions.

Federal and state regulatory representation of cable television and telecommunications providers

Successful representation of clients before the FCC and state regulatory agencies on matters related to outside plant and communications facilities deployment, particularly in the area of pole attachment rates, terms and conditions.

Pole attachment access for cable television and telecommunications providers

Successful representation of clients in their efforts to obtain affordable access to poles and conduit under federal and state law.

Pole attachment agreements and rates for cable television and telecommunications providers

Negotiating/enforcing just and reasonable pole attachment agreements and rates for cable, telecommunications and wireless clients.

Additional Qualifications

  • Partner, Cole, Raywid & Braverman LLP, 2006
  • Associate, Cole, Raywid & Braverman LLP, 2000-2005
  • Associate, Comey Boyd & Luskin LLP, 1997-2000
  • Program Coordinator, Wildlife & Habitat Protection Program, The Humane Society of the United States, 1995-1996
  • News Writer, WUSA-TV, Washington, D.C., 1989-1990
  • News Writer, CNN, New York, N.Y., 1988-1989
  • Research/Producer, CBS Evening News, 1984-1988

Professional & Community Activities

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Association