Administrative litigation before the FCC often involves very high stakes – for example, the potential for millions of dollars in damages, substantially higher or lower pole attachment rates, major competitive benefits for the complainant or defendant, requirements to carry cable programming, and, in some cases, even loss of spectrum licenses that are at the core of a company’s business. And FCC-related appellate litigation can have wide-ranging consequences for the communications industry.WBK is regularly involved in these high-stakes adjudicative matters before the FCC and appellate courts.
On the administrative side, WBK has both deep communications policy expertise and substantial experience and success litigating cases before the Enforcement Bureau, Administrative Law Judges, and others, as well as negotiating favorable settlements when appropriate.
WBK’s substantial FCC policy expertise and litigation experience also makes us an attractive choice to handle FCC-related appellate litigation. WBK has represented clients acting as petitioners, intervenors, and amici in appeals covering the gamut of communications law. We have filed appellate briefs and argued cases involving both FCC policy and rulemaking decisions and FCC administrative litigation.