Alan Galloway's practice centers on building, expanding, and using high-throughput, low-latency networks—whether fiber or wireless—to enable world-changing technologies like cloud-based AI, autonomous drones, and telemedicine, as well as the day-to-day video, data and voice connectivity that keeps the world running. He advises and assists clients to deploy and leverage next-generation network infrastructure to connect customers, datacenters, devices, and drones through land, air and sea. Whether that involves local rights of way, hyperscale datacenters, subsea cables, or 5G wireless technologies, Alan is passionate about meeting clients' objectives, and skilled in navigating regulatory obstacles to achieve great results.
Delivering connectivity for the digital world
Alan Galloway has a decade of experience negotiating agreements and winning approvals to enable clients to meet their connectivity needs. He regularly negotiates connectivity infrastructure contracts such as datacenter leases, fiber IRUs, interconnection and transit agreements, subsea cable rights, and colocation in cable landing stations. He brings deep industry experience and regulatory knowledge to support his clients. He also helps clients achieve funding and regulatory approvals in proceedings before the FCC, state utility commissions, and local governments, and has experience challenging unlawful decisions and regulations at the FCC and in state and federal courts.
Alan is a technology enthusiast who understands that laws and regulations create pitfalls for innovative technology providers and investors. He helps clients stay current on new regulations (e.g., changing service classifications) while looking out for existing regulations (e.g., telecom licensing requirements and regulatory fees) can ensnare clients in the connectivity infrastructure space.
Deployment of broadband infrastructure
Emerging technologies & AI
Admitted to Practice
J.D., University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, 2008
- Order of the Coif
- Certificate in Law & Technology, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology, 2008
- John Stauffer Memorial Merit Scholarship
- Jurisprudence Award (first in class): Constitutional Law, 2007; Contract Theory, 2006; Contracts, 2005
- Senior Annual Review Editor & Submissions Editor, Berkeley Technology Law Journal
Ph.D., Philosophy, Duke University, 2002
B.A., Philosophy, Whittier College, 1994, summa cum laude
Memberships & Affiliations
- Adjunct Professor, Telecommunications Law, Lewis & Clark Law School, 2022
- Member and former Chair, Oregon State Bar Energy, Telecom & Utility Law Section
- Chair, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel Commercial Practice Group, 2016
- Board Member; Youth, Rights, and Justice, 2015-2022
- Member, Federal Communications Bar Association, 2014-2022
- Co-chair, Multnomah Bar Association Equality & Diversity Committee, 2013-2014
- Publications Liaison, Oregon Association of Defense Counsel, 2011-2013
- Davis Wright Tremaine Heart of Justice Award, 2012
- Legal Intern, Electronic Frontier Foundation, San Francisco
- Summer Associate, Day Casebeer Madrid & Batchelder, Cupertino, Calif.
- Judicial Extern, Hon. Jeremy Fogel, U.S. District Court, San Jose, Calif.
- Senior Programmer/Analyst, Openwave Systems, Redwood City, Calif.
- Manager/Software Engineer, Knight Ridder Digital, San Jose, Calif.