WBK Named Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners 2020 USA for the Tenth Consecutive Year

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK) proudly announces that for the 10th consecutive year it is ranked a Band 1 firm by Chambers and Partners in its 2020 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 six notable attorneys ranked by Chambers: Bryan Tramont, Russ Hanser, Adam Krinsky, Natalie Roisman, David Solomon and Anne Swanson.

“In these extraordinary times when our clients need us most, we particularly appreciate this recognition of the Firm and many of our Firm leaders,” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “The months ahead will be challenging for everyone, but I couldn’t be prouder of my team, which has continued to creatively and earnestly advocate on behalf of our clients to help keep Americans connected, entertained, employed and educated during this unprecedented era.”

Chambers summarizes WBK’s ranked attorneys as follows:

WBK Managing Partner “Bryan Tramont is ‘probably the most prominent telecommunications lawyer in private practice,’” according to one source, who adds: ‘He has endless energy and enthusiasm, and he pours that into his practice.’ He 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 an ‘extremely intelligent lawyer and an excellent writer. He can quickly assess complex legal issues and produce quality written product in a timely manner.’ He has significant experience in providing compliance counseling to organizations on wide-ranging FCC regulatory matters including privacy, transactions and spectrum holdings.”

“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. ‘He is extremely knowledgeable about wireless communications issues, and relentlessly considers all angles of an issue to ensure all options have been considered, states an interviewee.”

“Natalie Roisman is considered to be ‘very much a leader’ in the telecommunications space by one interviewee, while another notes that she ‘makes you feel like you are her only client.’ She regularly appears before the FCC and other federal agencies, and draws on notable strength in cybersecurity, consumer privacy and IoT regulatory issues.”

“David Solomon is ‘well respected in the community, easy to work with, extremely productive and gets good results,’ according to interviewees. He has extensive experience in handling matters before the FCC, drawing on former in-house enforcement experience at the agency. ‘He’s the person we would turn to if we had an enforcement problem,’ confirms an interviewee.

“Anne Swanson ‘has a great command of the details and is strategic and really good at presenting her case,’ states a source. Her 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.”

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