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Jenner & Block LLP

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

3 ranked lawyersBand 1District of ColumbiaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Knowledgeable team with impressive government experience and the ability to provide clients with a complete communications service. Fields expertise in matters pertaining to net neutrality, communications M&A and the regulation of voice over internet services. Possesses additional strength in regulatory enforcement, and wireless and satellite issues.

Strengths

Market commentators say: "The Jenner team provides the best combination of legal skills, political skills and business judgment that I have encountered among DC law firms."

Another adds: "I've been impressed with the quality of their work product. Their timeliness is also very good."

Work highlights

Served as lead FCC counsel for SoftBank in securing regulatory approvals of the Sprint/T-Mobile merger, a transaction valued at approximately $37 billion.

Notable practitioners

Howard Symons has extensive knowledge in the telecommunications space, having formerly served in high-profile roles at the FCC. He represents clients such as media, wireless and telecommunications entities before regulatory agencies and in court proceedings.
"He's extremely smart on a range of issues, and he's very impressive." "He has done more for the communications industry than many lawyers in the field."

John Flynn is particularly active in handling transactional matters and has a broad range of experience in representing organizations during M&A, as well as handling regulatory and privacy concerns.
"He's one of those people who is just affable and almost disarming in his approach with clients. He puts people at ease so that they become very receptive." "He is really good at giving us guidance from a legal and policy perspective when dealing with regulatory agencies."

Samuel Feder is the cochair of the communications, internet and technology practice, and has vast experience in handling litigation and regulatory matters involving issues such as wireless services, net neutrality and intercarrier compensation.
"An excellent attorney who is particularly skilled in matters involving the FCC."

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District of Columbia

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite


Howard Symons
Band 3
John Flynn
Band 3
Samuel L Feder
Band 1