Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan, LLC, is a
Washington, D.C. law firm specializing in telecommunications law.
Our mission is to create value for our clients by providing
strategic and practical advice on the wide range of legal and
legislative issues that confront communications companies in a
fast-changing regulatory environment. Our expertise includes
all facets of communications: wireline, international,
satellite, wireless, mass media and cable issues. The firm
also has extensive experience with the regulatory review of
telecommunications mergers and acquisitions, as well as with
Internet-related legal, business and regulatory issues.
The firm and its lawyers have been nationally recognized in
publications such as The Legal 500®, The Chambers USA Guide®, Super
Lawyers®, Lawdragon®, Who’s Who Legal®, and U.S. News Best Law
Firms® and Best Lawyers®. In a recent example, Legal 500 USA
2013® said about the firm –
Metzger, Keeney & Logan, LLC is
‘one of the premier firms for FCC work and the quality of advice
and written product is extremely high’.
practice, led by former FCC officials Richard Metzger and Gina
Keeney, advises leading wireless and wireline carriers on FCC policy
and compliance issues. Clients
appreciate attorneys’ expertise on boundary-pushing wireline policy,
compliance, spectrum, and licensing proceedings.
The group represented
longstanding client Sprint Nextel in its successful opposition to
the aborted AT&T and T-Mobile merger at the FCC.
Keeney and Charles Logan
represent Sprint Nextel in ongoing wireless proceedings at the FCC
and in the FCC’s review of Softbank’s proposed $20.1bn acquisition
of a 70% stake in Sprint Nextel. Gil
Strobel played a key role in the firm’s representation of Sprint
Nextel in special access and wireless-related proceedings at the
FCC. Keeney and Steve Berman
advise Globalstar on satellite-related issues before the FCC.
Metzger, who wins praise as a ‘gifted attorney and
excellent writer and counselor’ [and] Emily Daniels, who is ‘a
good writer and developing into a trusted advisor’ . . .
advised Comcast on issues relating to intercarrier
compensation, universal service reform, number portability, and
Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services, and on the regulatory
aspects of Comcast’s acquisition of Cimco Communications.
The firm is recognized for
its experience and expertise in FCC merger review proceedings.
Name partners bring a wealth
of FCC experience. Metzger is former chief of the Common Carrier
Bureau. Keeney is former chief of the Common Carrier, International
and Wireless Bureaus, and Logan is former chief of the Media
Bureau’s Policy Division.”
Chambers USA in 2013 reported –
“This boutique retains its status as a highly respected player and
fields a team of talented attorneys. It advises clients on the full
spectrum of regulatory issues, representing leaders from the
wireless, cable, wireline and satellite arenas.
Clients also benefit from the
team's considerable regulatory expertise.”
“The ‘brilliant’ Richard Metzger
remains a standout figure in the field of communications law and
commands much respect within the industry.
He elicits particular praise
for his expertise in regulatory matters.”
“Regina Keeney is
extremely well regarded by the legal community and is noted for her
deep understanding of telecommunications policy and the regulatory