Telecommunications, Media & Technology

The telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) services at Morgan Lewis are on the cutting edge of the communications field. We enjoy a global reputation because we understand the communications industry’s history—from the evolution of this sector throughout the last 40 years to where the industry is today—as well as where future opportunities and roadblocks may lie.

Our team includes lawyers formerly in senior-level positions at the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other government agencies, as well as lawyers with significant in-house industry experience. The hallmarks of our service are strategic advice and proactive representation that is highly responsive to our clients’ business priorities. Our partners are established and represent clients with interests in a dynamic mix of competitive local services, Internet-based services and applications, wireless and spectrum issues, subsea cable matters, and other international ventures.

Our Team Has Extensive Institutional and Regulatory Knowledge

Our clients include Fortune 100 companies, first- and second-stage enterprises and entrepreneurs pioneering state-of-the-art products and services, and companies looking to cross over into new markets to keep pace with rapidly changing technology and demands. These clients take advantage of our extensive institutional knowledge across a range of telecommunications areas.

As part of a global, full-service firm, our lawyers regularly collaborate with top-level lawyers in other areas—including antitrust, restructuring, finance, mergers and acquisitions, and intellectual property. This enables us to meet our clients’ needs for broad and deep advice in policy, regulatory, transactional, international, litigation, legislative, privacy, tax, and land-use matters.

Our Achievements and Breakthroughs Have Made a Mark in the TMT Area

Our lawyers have played roles in nearly every significant development in the communications industry—both in the United States and internationally—during the last 30 years. By authoring seminal proposals and developing groundbreaking legal strategies, we have not only met clients’ particular needs, but in some cases also opened new markets or changed the way telecommunications services and wireless-spectrum and Internet-based technologies are regulated in the United States and worldwide.

We Anticipate Market Developments

Our diverse talent and unique approach give us an in-depth understanding of our clients’ priorities. This enables us to effectively represent clients in deals, litigation, technology initiatives, and compliance enforcements. At the same time, this also allows us to anticipate and advise clients on the latest market developments, regulatory changes, legislative actions, and commercial and technical issues.