Williams Mullen Communications Practice Group is the synthesis of the firm’s recognized strengths serving business organizations and its extensive regulatory and legislative capabilities. Our attorneys provide an integrated, inter-disciplinary approach to representing individuals, business organizations, industry groups and associations with simple or complex communications regulatory, transactional, policy, and legislative objectives.

 

Williams Mullen Communications Practice Group is the synthesis of the firm’s recognized strengths serving business organizations and its extensive regulatory and legislative capabilities. Our attorneys provide an integrated, inter-disciplinary approach to representing individuals, business organizations, industry groups and associations with simple or complex communications regulatory, transactional, policy, and legislative objectives. Our strategic counsel is based on substantial experience representing communications clients on matters before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) and other federal regulatory agencies, as well as state public utility commissions and local municipalities. In particular, the members of the Communications Practice Group specialize in: licensing and authorizations; regulatory compliance; international and domestic transactions involving regulated entities including mergers, asset acquisitions, financings, securities issuances and reorganizations; contracts and agreements supporting or involving the provision of regulated services; dispute resolution and litigation; rights-of-way and access agreements; labor and employment; strategic planning; intellectual property issues; public disclosure and Securities and Exchange Commission filings; and policy advocacy.

Williams Mullen counsels and represents business organizations and individuals in virtually all areas of communications matters. The diverse clientele we are experienced in counseling and representing includes:

  • Advertisers
  • Banks, lenders, bond-holders and investors in communications ventures
  • Broadband and VoIP providers
  • Commercial Mobile Radio Service Providers
  • Communications Equipment Vendors
  • Creditor Committees in bankruptcies involving communications assets
  • Dark Fiber and Wholesale Transport Service Providers
  • Device manufacturers and marketers
  • Entrepreneurs with communications business plans
  • Enterprises with wireless inventory control and tracking systems
  • Equipment manufacturers and other suppliers
  • FCC Licensees (all communications services)
  • Firms with internal communications systems requiring domestic or international authorizations
  • Foreign News Programmers
  • Internet Service Providers (“ISPs”) and content providers (webcasters)
  • Interexchange Carriers
  • Land-owners and real estate developers exploiting rooftops, access and rights-of-way
  • Private line communications and non-common carrier services
  • Program producers (audio and video)
  • Radio and television broadcasting station owners and groups
  • Rural Incumbent Providers
  • Satellite communications service providers
  • Specialized Mobile Radio Service Providers
  • Tower owners and lessees
  • Voice/Data Communications System developers and providers (domestic and international)
  • Wi-Fi equipment and service providers
  • Wireless Providers