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USA 2022
District of Columbia Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite
2
Band 2

3 Ranked Lawyers

About

Provided by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP

Willkie’s Communications & Media lawyers have been involved in every major U.S. regulatory and legislative proceeding concerning the communications and media industries of the past 30 years. Many also have significant prior experience in the public sector.

We represent a diverse group of U.S. and multinational clients, including cable television operators, programmers, competitive local exchange carriers, long-distance service providers, mobile wireless carriers, satellite service providers, undersea cable operators, equipment manufacturers, software developers, Internet service providers, on-line content providers, broadcast licensees, and industry trade associations.

We participate in rulemaking and adjudicatory proceedings before U.S. and European regulatory authorities, draft and analyze communications legislation, negotiate complex communications and media contracts, represent clients in competition reviews and enforcement proceedings, and assess the risks associated with IP policies in organizations that establish technical standards.

We also provide advice on business matters ranging from product development to strategies for ongoing regulatory compliance. We have extensive transactional experience, guiding clients through regulatory approval procedures and advising them on the impact of communications issues on complex deals, such as debt and equity financings, strategic acquisitions and divestitures, and restructurings. We have broad experience in e-commerce law.

Chambers Review

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Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite - District of Columbia
2
Band 2
What the team is known for

A highly respected firm, recognized for its provision of regulatory advice to major cable companies and internet service providers. Offers counsel in rulemaking decisions and regulatory advice on matters such as strategic acquisitions and divestitures. Possesses notable strength in privacy proceedings and security compliance.

Work Highlights

Provided by Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Represented América Móvil before the FCC and various state public utilities commissions in seeking regulatory approval for its sale of TracFone Wireless to Verizon Communications.

Notable Practitioners

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Michael Hurwitz
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Michael Hurwitz
3
Band 3

Michael Hurwitz regularly advises on regulatory matters concerning areas such as net neutrality policies, M&A and wireless issues.
"Michael is an outstanding attorney, terrific writer and very thorough researcher. He knows the industry incredibly well and is always finding new and creative ways to tackle legal issues." "He is very discerning, provides very sound advice and has a great grasp of the regulatory landscape."

David P Murray
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David P Murray
4
Band 4

David Murray is noted for his strong contentious telecommunications practice which sees him represent clients facing a broad array of disputes in the sector. He regularly assists with both state and local regulatory issues concerning broadband, program carriage and spectrum matters.
"David’s appellate knowledge and advice are top-notch."

Mia Guizzetti Hayes
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Mia Guizzetti Hayes
U
Up and Coming

Mia Guizzetti Hayes serves as counsel within the communications and media team at Willkie Farr & Gallagher. She regularly provides clients with advice concerning FCC proceedings and is also adept at assisting with the regulatory aspects of M&A and financing transactions.
"Mia is very responsive and helpful."

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District of Columbia

Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite

Michael Hurwitz
3
Michael Hurwitz
3
Band 3
David P Murray
4
David P Murray
4
Band 4
Mia Guizzetti Hayes
U
Mia Guizzetti Hayes
U
Up and Coming

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