Wilkinson Barker Knauer Named Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners 2019 USA for the Ninth Consecutive Year

Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK) proudly announces that for the ninth consecutive year it is ranked a Band 1 firm by Chambers and Partners in its 2019 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.”

This year, like 2018, marks the most firm lawyers recognized as ranked attorneys by Chambers: Bryan Tramont, Russ Hanser, Adam Krinsky, Natalie Roisman, David Solomon and Anne Swanson.

The Firm is grateful for the recognition of a record number of our lawyers across so many areas of expertise,” said Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “Special thanks to our clients and colleagues in the Bar for this honor. And congratulations to all the other well-deserving firms and lawyers on their accolades.”

Chambers summarizes WBK’s ranked attorneys as follows:

“Managing partner Bryan Tramont enjoys an outstanding reputation in the telecommunications, broadcast and satellite space, and offers an exceptional track record in the most cutting-edge regulatory issues affecting the industry. ‘Bryan is among the most connected communications lawyers in town, and really does a great job of picking up information on topics of interest and piecing together developing issues,’ avers one recent client.”

“David Solomon offers a remarkable degree of experience in the field, having previously served as the inaugural chief of the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau. He remains a core asset for telecom and media companies in high-stakes enforcement proceedings.”

“Natalie Roisman acts for media companies and trade associations in connection with a raft of regulatory matters, including issues relating to cloud-based and set-top box business models, as well as consumer privacy and data security. ‘Natalie is the perfect blend of sound lawyering and top-shelf communication skills,’ comments one recent client, ‘and she has a great insight into how the FCC works and functions.’ ”

“Anne Swanson handles broadcast and broadband regulatory work as part of a diverse practice that also sees her advise on drone regulations. Her clients range from global GPS manufacturers to domestic radio and television stations.”

“Russell Hanser continues to consolidate his reputation in the DC market, and is noted for his handling of an array of broadband, privacy and communications regulatory issues. Sources say: ‘He does good work and is very knowledgeable and experienced.’ ”

“Adam Krinsky enters the rankings for the first time following broad market approval for his representation of communications providers and trade associations in connection with policy and regulatory matters, including obtaining transactional approval before the FCC. Interviewees attest to his ‘excellent judgment.’ ”

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.