Wilkinson Barker Knauer Welcomes Morrison & Foerster Communications Practice Group Led By Cheryl Tritt

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Washington, D.C.-based communications and technology law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP has announced that Cheryl A. Tritt and her colleagues in the Communications Law Group at Morrison & Foerster have joined the Firm.  In addition to Ms. Tritt, Charles H. Kennedy and Jennifer L. Kostyu have joined the firm as partners, and Frank W. Krogh and Phuong N. Pham have become Of Counsel to the firm.  William F. Maher, Jr. will become a partner in the firm in April.  Wilkinson Barker now has 47 attorneys devoted to the practice of communications and technology law, one of the largest such practices in the country.

Ms. Tritt and Mr. Maher each has served as a Bureau Chief at the Federal Communications Commission – Ms. Tritt as Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau and Mr. Maher as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau (successor to the Common Carrier Bureau).

Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, said, “We are thrilled that Cheryl Tritt and her team have chosen to join our firm.  As The Legal Times and Washingtonian magazine – among others – have recognized, Cheryl is one of the Nation’s leading communications lawyers.  We are thrilled to welcome a friend of her stature to our team.  The addition of Bill, Charlie, Frank, Jennifer and Phuong also will bolster Wilkinson Barker’s strength in the wireline, broadband, satellite, privacy and transactional practice areas, and we look forward to working with them as well.”  Noting the recent opening of Wilkinson Barker’s Denver office, Mr. Tramont said, “In a time of tremendous change in the communications sector, we must adapt and strengthen the firm to meet these new demands.  With the addition of Ray Gifford and our Denver office, and the Tritt group today, we are better positioned than ever to serve our clients.”  Ms. Tritt stated, “I have many long-standing friendships with the attorneys at Wilkinson Barker, and have watched admiringly as they have built one of the premier communications and technology practices in the country.  I am delighted to add our team to their growing firm.”

Bios for each of Wilkinson Barker’s new attorneys can be found on the firm’s website at http://www.wbklaw.com/sub/attorneys.htm.

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is one of the largest law firms in the nation dedicated to the practice of communications and technology law. The firm advises its clients, which range from global Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups, in regulatory, transactional, corporate and litigation matters involving all aspects of telecommunications and mass media. The firm recently opened an office in Denver.  More information about Wilkinson Barker can be found at http://www.wbklaw.com