Firm Profile

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP


1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800-N
Washington, DC 20036
United States
(202) 783.4141

Firm Details

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.


Bryan N. Tramont
Managing Partner
Raymond Gifford
Managing Partner – Denver
Robert Bieber
Executive Director

Top Listed National Awards

  • Top Listed in the United States in Communications Law with 21 lawyers
  • Top Listed in the United States in Communications Law with 5 lawyers

Top Listed State Awards

  • Top Listed in District of Columbia in Communications Law with 19 lawyers

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Washington in Communications Law with 19 lawyers


  • US News-Best Lawyers Law Firm of the Year (Communications Law, 2014)
  • 2015 Chambers USA: Band 1, Telecom Broadcast & Satellite category
  • 2015 Legal 500 US: First Tier, Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory category
  • Tier 1: 2015 US News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (Communications Law and Media Law, National and Metro)
  • 2016 US News-Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (Communications Law and Media Law, National and Metro)
  • The Legal 500 Top Tier Firm for Media, Technology and Telecoms
  • Chambers Tier 1 Firm for Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite in Washington, D.C.


  • Bonneville International
  • Capitol Broadcasting
  • CenturyLink
  • Cisco
  • Comcast
  • Consumer Electronics Association (CEA)
  • Cox Communications
  • CTIA-The Wireless Association®
  • DISH Network
  • EchoStar
  • Frontier Communications
  • Intel
  • NBCUniversal
  • Samsung
  • Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)
  • T-Mobile USA
  • Verizon
  • Xcel Energy

About Our 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 


Brett Schuster
Marketing Manager

Firm Practice Areas

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

Office Locations

United States

United States



Denver, CO

2138 West 32nd Avenue, Suite 300

Denver, CO 80202

United States

(303) 626.2350

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District of Columbia

District of Columbia

Washington, DC

1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800-N

Washington, DC 20036

United States

(202) 783.4141

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