Wilkinson Barker Knauer Named Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners 2021 USA for the 11th Consecutive Year

WASHINGTON — Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK) proudly announces that for the 11th consecutive year it is ranked a Band 1 firm by Chambers and Partners in its 2021 USA rankings for Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in Washington, DC. According to Chambers, “[WBK] maintains its reputation as a leading broadband, cable and telecom firm by advising leading telecom and broadcasting groups with standout expertise in regulatory matters. [WBK] fields a number of attorneys who have previously held senior roles at the FCC and the FTC, as well as a number of alumni of state regulatory commissions.”

For the individual rankings, WBK had five notable attorneys ranked by Chambers: Bryan Tramont, Russ Hanser, Adam Krinsky, Natalie Roisman, and Anne Swanson.

“As we’ve adjusted to our new normal over the past year, it is heartening to see our concerted client-first approach bear fruit with this recognition of the Firm and many of our Firm leaders,” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “I could not be prouder of our team, which has continued to creatively and earnestly advocate on behalf of our clients to help keep Americans connected, employed, educated, and entertained during these unprecedented times.”

Chambers summarizes WBK’s ranked attorneys as follows:

WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont “is one of the premier telecommunications and FCC lawyers in the country, if not the premier lawyer in that space. He’s incredibly knowledgeable, experienced and well connected,” according to one source, who adds: “He just gives exceptional political guidance: he understands the relationships of each policymaker and he has great overall leadership and vision.” Bryan is routinely called on to advise media and telecommunications entities on compliance with federal and state regulations, and has experience in areas such as acquisitions, data security and spectrum issues.”

Russell Hanser is described by one source as “…keenly intelligent, and he’s carved out a nice niche for himself on broadband issues.” According to another, “[Russ is] very knowledgeable and he has good emotional intelligence. Per Chambers, “He has significant experience in providing compliance counseling to organizations on wide-ranging FCC regulatory matters including privacy, transactions and spectrum holdings.”

Per Chambers, “Adam Krinsky regularly advises on regulatory issues relating to acquisitions, policy proceedings and compliance. He is experienced in representing clients before the FCC and other federal agencies. According to one source, “[Adam] has exceptional legal skills and policy judgment. He just has a great touch and he’s one of the best writers there is in the space.”

Natalie Roisman “is absolutely fabulous. She’s a lawyer’s lawyer: she really knows the rules and regulations and she can get into the nuances and distill them in a way that people can understand at a higher level. She’s very pleasant to deal with,” according to one source. Said another, “[Natalie] has great relationships around DC.” Per Chambers, “[Natalie] regularly appears before the FCC and other federal agencies, and draws on notable strength in cybersecurity, consumer privacy and IoT regulatory issues.”

Anne Swanson “stands out from other lawyers with her professionalism and thoroughness, her knowledge of the relevant regulations, and her experience of resolving complex issues,” said one source. According to another, “[Anne is] extremely responsive; she’ll always come through for us.” Per Chambers, Anne’s “expertise includes advising on regulatory issues involving unmanned vehicles as well as representing navigation and communications companies. She is also noted for her transactional and policy advocacy capabilities.”

Often referred to as “the gold-standard,” Chambers and Partners delivers insight and analysis on the global legal profession that is unrivalled in its reach and depth. With a team of over 200 researchers, clients and firms across many practice areas and geographies have trusted Chambers’ research for nearly 30 years. Law firm departments are ranked on the qualities of their lawyers in addition to the effectiveness and capability of the department as a whole — its strength and depth. Individual lawyers are ranked in their practice area(s) on the basis of their legal knowledge and experience, their ability, their effectiveness and their client-service.