Communications
Communications
Dynamic change brings greater risk, greater opportunity.

The communications industry is experiencing an extraordinary period of change, as technology developments solve old problems and create new ones, consumers demand more for less, and last century’s regulatory frameworks are updated.

Our clients know that this transformation brings with it both exciting new opportunities and increased risks.  Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice is able to help clients navigate that delicate balance between risk and reward, by anticipating problems and finding innovative solutions.

We provide comprehensive strategic advice to communications and information companies ranging from some of the biggest global providers to startups and emerging enterprises. Whether you are an established player or just starting out, we can provide service that meets your needs and your budget.

We represent:

  • Domestic and international telecommunications carriers and network providers
 
  • Internet service, VoIP and  OTT providers
 
  • Wireless carriers, resellers and spectrum users
 
  • Cable operators, competitive video service providers, and media companies
 
  • Equipment manufacturers
 
  • Users of communications services and networks
 
  • Systems integrators
 
  • Satellite users
 
  • Investment banks, venture funds and hedge funds
 
  • Carrier coalitions and industry associations
 

We devise innovative and practical solutions to the regulatory obstacles our clients face. We facilitate the development and marketing of their services, and help clients bring new technologies and new communications services to the marketplace. We help clients formulate, revise and implement business plans to ensure that they keep pace with the evolving competitive, legal and regulatory climate. Our clients look to us for advice and representation with respect to a wide array of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters where assessing risk and recognizing opportunity are of paramount concern.

The Issue at Hand – and the One Down the Road

Our clients rely on us to give them thoughtful and business-focused advice on the question at hand – and to anticipate what their next issue might be. We solve problems in Washington and across the country for our domestic and international clients, utilizing a diverse and talented network of professionals that extends beyond our core group of attorneys to other practices in the firm and beyond. 
 
 

Overview

Dynamic change brings greater risk, greater opportunity.

The communications industry is experiencing an extraordinary period of change, as technology developments solve old problems and create new ones, consumers demand more for less, and last century’s regulatory frameworks are updated.

Our clients know that this transformation brings with it both exciting new opportunities and increased risks.  Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice is able to help clients navigate that delicate balance between risk and reward, by anticipating problems and finding innovative solutions.

We provide comprehensive strategic advice to communications and information companies ranging from some of the biggest global providers to startups and emerging enterprises. Whether you are an established player or just starting out, we can provide service that meets your needs and your budget.

We represent:

  • Domestic and international telecommunications carriers and network providers
 
  • Internet service, VoIP and  OTT providers
 
  • Wireless carriers, resellers and spectrum users
 
  • Cable operators, competitive video service providers, and media companies
 
  • Equipment manufacturers
 
  • Users of communications services and networks
 
  • Systems integrators
 
  • Satellite users
 
  • Investment banks, venture funds and hedge funds
 
  • Carrier coalitions and industry associations
 

We devise innovative and practical solutions to the regulatory obstacles our clients face. We facilitate the development and marketing of their services, and help clients bring new technologies and new communications services to the marketplace. We help clients formulate, revise and implement business plans to ensure that they keep pace with the evolving competitive, legal and regulatory climate. Our clients look to us for advice and representation with respect to a wide array of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters where assessing risk and recognizing opportunity are of paramount concern.

The Issue at Hand – and the One Down the Road

Our clients rely on us to give them thoughtful and business-focused advice on the question at hand – and to anticipate what their next issue might be. We solve problems in Washington and across the country for our domestic and international clients, utilizing a diverse and talented network of professionals that extends beyond our core group of attorneys to other practices in the firm and beyond. 
Partner
Email (202) 342-8544(202) 342-8544
John Heitmann, chair of the Communications practice, counsels wireless, wireline and cable broadband and telephony service providers, and other entities, large and small, international and domesti...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8612(202) 342-8612
Steve Augustino’s telecommunications practice is both broad and deep, ranging from regulatory, legislative and administrative law counsel to transactional advice, advocacy and litigation.&nb...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5920(973) 503-5920
Joseph Boyle focuses his practice on class actions and commercial litigation.  His experience includes various areas of consumer class action litigation and litigation involving telecommunica...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8518(202) 342-8518
Thomas Cohen’s practice focuses on providing legal counsel to further the business interests of entities engaged in the provision of wireline and wireless telecommunications, cable (video) a...
Partner
Email (310) 712-6170(310) 712-6170
David Fink is an experienced and proven litigator at both the trial and appellate court levels.  With more than two decades of experience in multifaceted state and federal litigation and dispu...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8566(202) 342-8566
Josh Guyan advises providers of wireline, wireless, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and satellite services on domestic and international experimental compliance and licensing, as well as Unive...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8603(202) 342-8603
Alysa Hutnik delivers comprehensive expertise in all areas of privacy, data security and advertising law.  Her experience ranges from counseling to defending clients in FTC and state attorney...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2350(312) 857-2350
Hank Kelly is the managing partner of the firm’s Chicago office. Hank’s practice is focused exclusively on communications, energy and public utility law and regulation, where he p...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7714(212) 808-7714
Bruce Kraus is a partner in the New York corporate practice and chair of the Corporate Finance and Securities practice group. A leading practitioner in mergers & acquisitions, corporate financ...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7697(212) 808-7697
Marisa Lorenzo is a litigator who focuses on investigations, enforcement actions and lawsuits involving the communications industry.  Marisa works with clients, including communication service...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8576(202) 342-8576
Gonzalo Mon’s practice is focused on marketing and advertising law.  He advises a wide range of companies in all aspects of promoting their brands, and works closely with them to find p...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8540(202) 342-8540
Chip Yorkgitis is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  He focuses his practice on telecommunications. Chip represents clients with interests and concerns related to sp...
Of Counsel
Email (202) 342-8620(202) 342-8620
Robert Aamoth is of counsel in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He practices primarily in the area of telecommunications law, with particular experience in U.S. and international common c...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-7087(312) 857-7087
Michael Dover’s practice focuses on technology litigation and dispute resolution.  Mike has extensive first and second chair experience before various federal courts, state courts and st...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8614(202) 342-8614
Denise Smith is special counsel in the firm's Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on representing telecommunications companies before federal and state regulatory agencies and courts...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8466(202) 342-8466
Spencer Elg is an attorney in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. A former litigation attorney for the Federal Trade Commission, Mr. Elg focuses his practice on helping clients navigate con...
Senior Associate
Email (202) 342-8592(202) 342-8592
Sherrie Schiavetti is a Certified Information Privacy Professional for the United States (CIPP/US) by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP).  Her practice includes liti...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8503 (202) 342-8503
Avonne Bell is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on telecommunications and technology matters. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Avonne was a Senior Manage...
Associate
Email (202) 945-6649(202) 945-6649
Winafred Brantl is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  She focuses her practice on state and federal telecommunications regulatory issues for competitive carriers. ...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8465(202) 342-8465
Brad Currier is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  His practice focuses on communications matters. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Brad served as an Assistant ...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7678(212) 808-7678
Jameson Dempsey counsels wireless, wireline, cable and advanced communications service providers on federal and state privacy, information security, and communications issues.  He draws on a ...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8635(202) 342-8635
Ross Slutsky is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on communications, technology policy, privacy, data security, and emerging technology matters. Throug...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8459 (202) 342-8459
Jenny Wainwright is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Her practice focuses on federal and state regulatory and transactional matters involving communications service ...