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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 –

Washington DC boutique Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan, LLC is ‘one of the premier firms for FCC work and the quality of advice and written product is extremely high’.  The telecommunications 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 landscape.”