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Telecommunications

In an industry that enables information to move at the speed of light, technology and competition move almost as fast.

With an extremely broad, deep and experienced team, the Davis Wright Tremaine telecommunications group has long been a critical adviser for market leaders and emerging companies alike.

This team has no dabblers. We define ourselves as communications lawyers, and it is what we do every day. We represent companies in every corner of the industry, as well as many other technology companies whose businesses intersect with telecommunications companies. We also represent trade associations and some large users. Our clients tell us we are unmatched in network deployment issues and very strong in wireless.

We offer very experienced lawyers to guide you through complex issues, and deep teams that can handle your core, daily work very efficiently. Our telecom partners have worked in the industry for more than 20 years and have lived through the tremendous changes the industry has experienced. Many have also held senior positions with companies, government agencies or associations—including the FCC, CPUC, AT&T Wireless, NASUCA, CompTel and XO Communications—and therefore understand how to work efficiently with clients and effectively with regulators.

We have deep relationships across the industry, including with some former colleagues who now hold influential positions in leading companies. With such a large group, located in offices across the country, we can handle a variety of local needs or come together for complex, time-sensitive projects.

Our work covers the full range of transactional, regulatory and litigation needs, including:

  • FCC and state regulatory work
  • Acquisition and sale of telecom company and assets including wireless spectrum
  • All types of network and capacity agreements (entertainment; IRUs)
  • All types of operational transactions
  • Internet/e-commerce and digital media issues
  • Facilities siting and permitting
  • Litigation, including class actions and section 252, 253 and 332 cases
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