Communications Litigation
Communications Litigation
Effective relationships—with competitors, customers, suppliers, contractors and federal and state regulators—are vital to a company’s success.
Disruptions, business disputes, consumer lawsuits and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions can be costly – in economic damages, sanctions and injury to brand reputation and competitive advantage, and in diverting valuable time, management focus and company resources away from core business objectives.

Our Communications Litigation team pairs deep knowledge of the regulatory landscape with courtroom-tested skills and experience to represent clients in all types of actions, in federal and state courts, before regulators, and with mediators and arbitrators.  Working collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams built to tackle the legal issues at hand, we represent companies in intellectual property matters, consumer protection suits and class actions, Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases, white collar criminal investigations and related civil litigation, state and federal preemption cases and actions to enforce state and federal telecommunications and energy laws.

Our Communications attorneys have earned a reputation for credibility and integrity representing clients in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions, as well as in investigations and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, inspectors general and state attorneys general.

In intercarrier compensation matters, we help carriers enforce their rights when other providers fail to meet their obligations, negotiating favorable settlements and, when necessary, advocating aggressively for our clients’ interests before federal and state regulators, and in federal and state courts.

 
 

Overview

Effective relationships—with competitors, customers, suppliers, contractors and federal and state regulators—are vital to a company’s success.
Disruptions, business disputes, consumer lawsuits and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions can be costly – in economic damages, sanctions and injury to brand reputation and competitive advantage, and in diverting valuable time, management focus and company resources away from core business objectives.

Our Communications Litigation team pairs deep knowledge of the regulatory landscape with courtroom-tested skills and experience to represent clients in all types of actions, in federal and state courts, before regulators, and with mediators and arbitrators.  Working collaboratively in cross-disciplinary teams built to tackle the legal issues at hand, we represent companies in intellectual property matters, consumer protection suits and class actions, Telephone Consumer Protection Act cases, white collar criminal investigations and related civil litigation, state and federal preemption cases and actions to enforce state and federal telecommunications and energy laws.

Our Communications attorneys have earned a reputation for credibility and integrity representing clients in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions, as well as in investigations and enforcement actions by the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, inspectors general and state attorneys general.

In intercarrier compensation matters, we help carriers enforce their rights when other providers fail to meet their obligations, negotiating favorable settlements and, when necessary, advocating aggressively for our clients’ interests before federal and state regulators, and in federal and state courts.

Partner
Email (202) 342-8612(202) 342-8612
Steve Augustino is chair of the Communications practice.  Steve’s practice is both broad and deep, ranging from regulatory, legislative and administrative law counsel to transaction...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2350(312) 857-2350
Hank Kelly’s practice is focused exclusively on communications, energy and public utility law and regulation, where he provides clients with a deep bench of legal and business experience that...
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 telecommunicat...
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) an...
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 compliance and licensing, as well as Universal Service F...
Partner
Email (202) 342-8544(202) 342-8544
John Heitmann counsels wireless, wireline and cable broadband and telephony service providers, and other entities, large and small, international and domestic, on policy, compliance and strategic i...
Partner
Email (973) 503-5910(973) 503-5910
Lauri Mazzuchetti’s practice focuses on commercial litigation and consumer-oriented class action defense, representing clients in FTC and state attorneys general investigations and other liti...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7586(212) 808-7586
Damon Suden is an experienced and talented litigator and trial attorney.  His practice includes commercial and complex civil litigation and class action defense in both state and federal court...
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 spe...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-7087(312) 857-7087
Michael Dover’s practice focuses on providing legal advice and unique legal perspectives on the rights of innovative technology companies.  Mike’s clients include a wide range of e...
Special Counsel
Email (312) 857-7078(312) 857-7078
Catie James is special counsel in the firm’s Chicago office. Catie’s practice focuses on telecommunications, commercial litigation, and products liability defense, representing clients ...
Special Counsel
Email (202) 342-8422(202) 342-8422
Bezalel Stern’s practice focuses on commercial and advertising litigation.  Bez has represented a diverse array of clients in a wide variety of matters at the trial and appellate levels ...
Associate
Email (202) 342-8825(202) 342-8825
Carolyn Mahoney is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office.  Her work focuses on regulatory, transactional, litigation, and policy matters involving telecommunications and tec...
Associate
Email (312) 857-2311(312) 857-2311
Stephanie Patterson is an associate in the Chicago office’s Litigation practice group. Prior to joining Kelley Drye, Stephanie was a judicial law clerk to Magistrate Judge Young B. Kim f...

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