Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite Department

District of Columbia
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What the team is known for Strong practice that offers a range of legal advice covering both litigation and transactional matters. Well known for its regulatory expertise, particularly in relation to the FCC. Assists clients on spectrum, internet privacy, wireless technology and satellite issues. Clients include trade associations, satellite companies, mobile broadband providers and Internet of Things (IoT) developers.

Notable practitioners

Brita Strandberg handles the full range of FCC regulatory compliance and enforcement matters, and is particularly noted for her expertise in matters pertaining to the Universal Service Fund. "She impresses me with her intellect and her demeanor," notes one interviewee, "she is a very competent and very skilled practitioner." She cochairs the firm's audits and enforcement practice.

Former FCC general counsel Christopher Wright handles a wide range of regulatory and appellate matters in the communications space and is described by interviewees as "a great lawyer."

The "knowledgeable and efficient" John Nakahata heads up the firm's communications practice group. He offers outstanding experience of legal and regulatory matters before the FCC, Congress and courts. His clients include telecommunications, internet and cable companies.

Michael Nilsson represents media and telecommunications companies in connection with legal and regulatory matters before bodies such as the FCC, Congress and the US Copyright Office, and offers niche expertise in matters pertaining to video programming. He is also highlighted by market observers for his work on behalf of cable companies, calling him "a really powerful advocate for the cable industry."

Paul Margie advises clients on the full range of matters in the telecommunications and technology law sphere, including corporate, regulatory and licensing matters. Market observers consider him a "terrific" and "super smart" practitioner.

Firm chairman Scott Blake Harris offers a wide-ranging practice to media, broadcast and telecommunications clients, advising on a raft of cutting-edge regulatory matters before the FCC. Among other matters, he recently represented Akamai Technologies in connection with the FCC's rulemaking on the Open Internet, advocating his client's position in favor of net neutrality.

Managing partner William Wiltshire advises telecommunications, media and satellite clients in connection with a range of matters, including M&A, licensing and regulatory issues. Interviewees consider him to be a "terrific" and "very knowledgeable" attorney.