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 (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 (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 (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 (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 sp...
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...
Senior Associate
Email (312) 857-7078(312) 857-7078
Catie James is a senior associate in the firm’s Chicago office. Her practice focuses on telecommunications, intellectual property, and commercial litigation. Catie's experience includes ...
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 (212) 808-5102(212) 808-5102
Emi Briggs is an associate in the firm’s New York office. She focuses her practice on several aspects of complex commercial litigation including consumer class actions.
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 ...