J. BRADFORD CURRIER
Associate
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J. BRADFORD CURRIER Associate
Brad Currier is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on communications matters, with an emphasis on investigations, audits, and enforcement actions.  Brad currently serves as co-chair of the Enforcement Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association, helping to educate industry stakeholders about the FCC’s investigation and enforcement processes.  Brad advocates for both individual service providers and trade associations before the FCC and other federal and state agencies regarding broadband infrastructure deployment issues and government funding opportunities.  Brad also advises established and start-up service providers on federal spectrum policy, including spectrum auctions involving mid- and high-frequency bands supporting 5G technologies.  In addition, Brad regularly represents clients in mediation, litigation, and other disputes with service providers regarding service terms and billing issues.  Brad further assists clients in completing regulatory due diligence for transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Brad served as an Assistant Division Chief in the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, ensuring compliance with licensing, public safety, equipment certification/marketing, and open internet regulations.  Brad also served as Legal Advisor to the FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief on consumer protection and network security matters involving unauthorized operations, deceptive marketing, truth-in-billing, call spoofing, data security, and emergency communications.  Brad is a former recipient of the Enforcement Bureau Chief’s Award for his substantial contributions to FCC’s public service mission.
Supported clients facing federal and state enforcement actions, including administrative audits and investigations involving the FCC and DOJ.

Represented telecommunications company in multi-year dispute and mediation with wholesale service provider concerning network hacking, fraudulent charges, and overcharges.

Assisted competitive service provider in cross-venue litigation regarding access charges and VoIP communications.

Counselled clients on contribution and compliance obligations involving the FCC’s Universal Service Fund and other regulations.

Advocated for industry association clients in rulemaking proceedings dealing with wireless infrastructure, broadband deployment, pole attachments, and rural call completion.

Counselled cable industry clients regarding must-carry obligations, retransmission consent agreements, and FCC reporting requirements.

Advised next-generation wireless service providers on FCC spectrum proceedings, including interference disputes and auctions.

Performed regulatory due diligence and negotiations involving service provider mergers, acquisitions, and service contracts.
FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief’s Award in Excellence, 2016

J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Fellow of Public Interest Law, 2010
 
Federal Communications Bar Association, FCC Enforcement, co-chair
 

About

Brad Currier is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on communications matters, with an emphasis on investigations, audits, and enforcement actions.  Brad currently serves as co-chair of the Enforcement Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association, helping to educate industry stakeholders about the FCC’s investigation and enforcement processes.  Brad advocates for both individual service providers and trade associations before the FCC and other federal and state agencies regarding broadband infrastructure deployment issues and government funding opportunities.  Brad also advises established and start-up service providers on federal spectrum policy, including spectrum auctions involving mid- and high-frequency bands supporting 5G technologies.  In addition, Brad regularly represents clients in mediation, litigation, and other disputes with service providers regarding service terms and billing issues.  Brad further assists clients in completing regulatory due diligence for transactions involving mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements.

Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Brad served as an Assistant Division Chief in the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau, ensuring compliance with licensing, public safety, equipment certification/marketing, and open internet regulations.  Brad also served as Legal Advisor to the FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief on consumer protection and network security matters involving unauthorized operations, deceptive marketing, truth-in-billing, call spoofing, data security, and emergency communications.  Brad is a former recipient of the Enforcement Bureau Chief’s Award for his substantial contributions to FCC’s public service mission.

Experience

Supported clients facing federal and state enforcement actions, including administrative audits and investigations involving the FCC and DOJ.

Represented telecommunications company in multi-year dispute and mediation with wholesale service provider concerning network hacking, fraudulent charges, and overcharges.

Assisted competitive service provider in cross-venue litigation regarding access charges and VoIP communications.

Counselled clients on contribution and compliance obligations involving the FCC’s Universal Service Fund and other regulations.

Advocated for industry association clients in rulemaking proceedings dealing with wireless infrastructure, broadband deployment, pole attachments, and rural call completion.

Counselled cable industry clients regarding must-carry obligations, retransmission consent agreements, and FCC reporting requirements.

Advised next-generation wireless service providers on FCC spectrum proceedings, including interference disputes and auctions.

Performed regulatory due diligence and negotiations involving service provider mergers, acquisitions, and service contracts.

Honors

FCC Enforcement Bureau Chief’s Award in Excellence, 2016

J.B. and Maurice Shapiro Fellow of Public Interest Law, 2010
 

Memberships

Federal Communications Bar Association, FCC Enforcement, co-chair
 
Speaking Engagements