We help you avoid litigation through our regulatory and operational advice and counsel. But when litigation is the best course, we help you win in state and federal courts, in formal arbitrations, and before administrative agencies.
We have deep experience litigating complaints filed by our clients' customers in state and federal court. We regularly win orders enforcing our clients’ arbitration agreements when faced with consumer class actions, and we successfully litigate single-plaintiff consumer claims under state unfair competition and privacy laws, as well as similar federal regimes. We also have a strong track record of achieving our clients’ objectives in resolving disputes with competitors, vendors, and state and local regulators and taxing authorities. In addition, we continue to have extensive success litigating claims in support of our communications clients’ deployment of facilities.
- Communications facility siting and deployment issues (Sections 332 and 253 of the federal Communications Act)
- Pole attachment litigation
- Interconnection arbitration and lawsuits
- Appeals of FCC, state, and local agency actions
- Defending against consumer class actions
We regularly work with clients to conduct internal reviews in matters that could potentially ripen into investigations by regulators or civil litigation. We will work closely with your in-house counsel and business stakeholders to ensure that your responses to government investigations—including investigations by the FCC, the FTC, state attorneys general, and public service commissions—reduce risk to the extent possible and keep business disruption to a minimum. While we advocate zealously for you, we do so in a manner that preserves relationships with government officials to help facilitate satisfactory resolutions.