Lawrence J. Movshin - Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Lawrence J. Movshin

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2010

Lawrence J. Movshin has more than 40 years of experience representing the common carrier, land mobile, and personal radio communications interests of system licensees, major equipment manufacturers, trade associations and private users.  He represents applicants and system licensees in their formation, regulatory proceedings and ongoing business activities, including the financing of a variety of wireless telecommunications systems.

Mr. Movshin assists clients in navigating the full range of federal and state regulatory issues associated with many of the most significant wireless industry consolidations.  He has extensive experience in spectrum leasing and other transactions in the secondary market and he has been recognized as an expert on the regulatory requirements and restrictions associated with the FCC’s spectrum auction procedures and policies.  In addition, he has worked on a variety of transactions outside of the telecommunications industry associated with the acquisition of numerous different business interests and financing circumstances.  Mr. Movshin also has significant experience in the development and application of the FCC's equipment authorization regulations imposing limits on and methods of measuring radio frequency emissions.  Mr. Movshin has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at trade seminars and bar associations on transactional issues involving spectrum acquisitions and system sales.

Additional Information

Specialization — Specializing in Telecommunications Regulation, communications industry transactions and professional ethics
Rutgers The State University of New Jersey New BrunswickBA 1971George Washington University Law SchoolJ.D. 1974
American Bar AssociationFederal Communications Bar Association

Case History

Significant Experiences

Mr. Movshin represented Graphic Scanning Corporation, the only entity to apply for cellular licenses for all of the Top  120 markets.

Mr. Movshin represented Dobson Cellular Systems from its formation in 1989 to its successful sale to AT&T.

Mr. Movshin was instrumental in the formation of PrimeCo, one of the original PCS carriers

Mr. Movshin has represented the American Hospital Association and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering in the formation of the Wireless Medical Telemetry Service.

Mr. Movshin has represented Amtrak in acquiring spectrum for its Positive Train Control network

Client Comments

"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
Vice President
Syniverse Technologies, Inc.

Office Location

1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800N
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Practice Areas

Communications Law

Other Information

Gender: Male