Best Law FirmBest Law Firm 2016

With offices in Washington, DC and Denver, CO, Wilkinson Barker Knauer assists clients in all sectors of the communications field on a wide range of matters. The Firm provides counsel on legal, regulatory, and policy issues at the state and federal level, provides strategic advice, advocates in enforcement and litigation proceedings and handles corporate and transactional work.

As the largest standalone communications and technology law firm in the country, the Firm takes advantage of its attorneys' significant experience in government service, in private practice, and as in-house counsel for communications companies. The Firm combines the services, capabilities, standards, and proven expertise of a large communications practice with the value, flexibility, and client-oriented personal style that only a smaller firm can deliver.

Firm practice areas include wireless and wireline communications, broadcast and other media, international and satellite communications, energy regulation, privacy and cybersecurity, state commission and utilities law and regulation, new technologies, IP-based services, trademarks, internet of things, and tower siting.

The Firm's clients range from the largest communications and technology companies in the world to small start-ups. They include mobile and fixed wireless network operators, local exchange and interexchange companies, broadcasters, cable television operators, Internet technology and networking companies, satellite and international operators, information service providers, electric utilities, equipment manufacturers and retailers, infrastructure owners, and trade associations.

The firm represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Rural Utilities Service, the federal courts, as well as other federal and state agencies and utilities commissions.

Main Location

1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800N
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-783-4141
2 offices

Firm Attorneys

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Raymond L. Gifford Raymond L. Gifford Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Practicing in: Communications Law
Practicing in: Communications Law
L. Charles Keller L. Charles Keller Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Practicing in: Communications Law
Practicing in: Communications Law
William F. Maher, Jr. William F. Maher, Jr. Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Practicing in: Communications Law
Practicing in: Communications Law
Lawrence J. Movshin Lawrence J. Movshin Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Practicing in: Communications Law
Practicing in: Communications Law
Brian W. Murray Brian W. Murray Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP
Practicing in: Communications Law
Practicing in: Communications Law

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    Leaders

    Bryan N. Tramont Managing Partner
    Bryan N. Tramont
    Managing Partner

    Achievements

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Communications Law with 11 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in Communications Law with 10 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in Communications Law with 10 lawyers.

    "Top-Listed" National Awards
    "Top-Listed" in the US in Communications Law with 11 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" State Awards
    "Top-Listed" in District of Columbia in Communications Law with 10 lawyers.
    "Top-Listed" Metro Awards
    "Top-Listed" in Washington, District of Columbia in Communications Law with 10 lawyers.

    Clients

    Representative clients include:

    o   CenturyLink

    o   Cisco Systems

    o   Comcast

    o   Consumer Electronics Association

    o   Cox Enterprises

    o   CTIA-The Wireless Association®

    o   DISH Network

    o   EchoStar

    o   Frontier Communications

    o   NBCUniversal

    o   Samsung

    o   T-Mobile

    o   Telecommunications Industry Association

    o   Verizon 


    Client Comments

    "Bryan has a tremendous ability to maintain positive relationships in Washington, D.C. and deep into the telecom community. His expertise and 24-hour commitment to his work are amazing!"
    - Danielle Coffey
    Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
    "Bryan Tramont is an exceptional attorney who is widely respected in the communications arena. He is extremely well connected and consistently delivers, often going above and beyond and exceeding expectations."
    "Bryan Tramont is arguably the best strategic communications lawyer in DC. He is at least five steps ahead on most issues."
    "Bryan is energetic, intelligent, and has excellent judgment. He also happens to be one of the most connected telecom attorneys in DC. Bryan is the guy I call when I need sage advice or have to know what is really going on over at the FCC."
    "Bryan Tramont is probably the most connected lawyer in the communications bar. His insights are invaluable. Because he understands the big picture, he provides practical strategic advice that goes far beyond typical legal opinions from other law firms."
    "David Solomon is an excellent lawyer and has excellent judgment. He also understands his clients' needs and advises the company extremely well on all matters on which we work with him."
    - Melissa Newman
    CenturyLink
    "Ms. Newman and I have worked together on various matters for more than a decade. She is very insightful, and a very effective communicator. While ably representing her clients, she never overworks an issue. Her ethics are beyond reproach. With opposing counsel, she is extremely civil but never intimidated. Smart, thoughtful, and easy to work with, I appreciate the opportunity to team up with Ms. Newman."
    "Kenneth Satten is remarkably thorough, responsive, creative, and -- an odd word for a lawyer -- caring. I would and do recommend him without reservation."
    - Bruce Reese
    Bonneville International Corporation
    "Kenneth Satten is knowledgeable, quick, thorough, and personable. He is of great value."
    "Kenneth Satten is experienced, insightful, and highly responsive. No one is better in the broadcast law arena."
    "Larry is one of the brightest attorneys around. His vast knowledge of the industry, as well as the key players in the industry, has been invaluable to Syniverse."
    - Jerry Easom
    Syniverse Technologies, Inc.
    "Raymond Gifford is very insightful, especially on policy matters."
    "Bryan has a tremendous ability to maintain positive relationships in Washington, D.C. and deep into the telecom community. His expertise and 24-hour commitment to his work are amazing!"
    - Danielle Coffey
    Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
    "Bryan Tramont is an exceptional attorney who is widely respected in the communications arena. He is extremely well connected and consistently delivers, often going above and beyond and exceeding expectations."
    "Bryan Tramont is arguably the best strategic communications lawyer in DC. He is at least five steps ahead on most issues."
    "Bryan is energetic, intelligent, and has excellent judgment. He also happens to be one of the most connected telecom attorneys in DC. Bryan is the guy I call when I need sage advice or have to know what is really going on over at the FCC."

    Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

    Main Location

    1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800N
    Washington, DC 20036
    Phone: 202-783-4141
    2 offices

    Management

    Executive Director
    Librarian/Library Manager
    Managing Partner

    Contacts

    Library
    202-783-4141

    Personnel

    Partners: 44
    Of Counsel: 8
    Associates: 8
    Paralegals: 6
    Non-Legal Employees: 30

    Practice Areas

    Administrative / Regulatory Law
    Communications Law
    Consumer Protection Law
    Energy Regulatory Law
    Media Law
    Privacy and Data Security Law
    Technology Law
    Trademark Law