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Zeb Zankel

Zeb Zankel concentrates his practice on communications law. He counsels on a wide variety of regulatory and litigation matters. Zeb has experience within both the public and private sector, having worked as a judicial extern for a superior court judge and an extern for the California Public Utilities Commission, in addition to clerking at both a law firm and two in-house legal departments.

Representative Experience

State regulatory approvals

Obtaining state regulatory approval for (i) multiple mergers and acquisitions of wireless companies and competitive local exchange carriers; (ii) CLEC certification and wireless registration; and (iii) notices of proposed construction of aerial and underground fiber projects. (Ongoing)

Regulatory advocacy

Advising clients, filing comments and motions, and participating in workshops and hearings in various CPUC regulatory proceedings, including proceedings regarding service quality, rural call completion, fire safety and mapping, California LifeLine, right-of-way rules, California Public Records Act, and others. (Ongoing)

Customer transfer dispute for former competitive local exchange carrier

Defended former competitive local exchange carrier in a CPUC complaint case brought by a carrier relating to the transfer of customers between carriers. The case was ordered dismissed. D.16-04-001. (2016)

Additional Qualifications

  • Law Clerk, California Public Utilities Commission, Administrative Law Judges Division, San Francisco, 2014-2015
  • Legal Extern, California Public Utilities Commission, Office of Commissioner Catherine Sandoval, San Francisco, 2013
  • Judicial Extern, Superior Court of Santa Clara County, San Jose, Calif., 2012