Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP’s public law and policy lawyers and advisors represent communications and media interests on a variety of policy and legislation matters and also advise companies in other industries on communications-related issues that affect their business. Among our clients are multinational telecommunications corporations, Internet and online service companies, equipment manufacturers, cable television companies, trade associations and multinational information technology and electronics companies.
We keep our clients abreast of, and engaged in, the cutting-edge issues involved in the rapidly evolving world of communications and media. We advocate for our clients on a wide range of business and policy issues such as antipiracy; video franchise reform; parental controls; net neutrality; cybersecurity; broadcast concerns, including media ownership, spectrum and programming; tax; government procurement and technology; international trade agreements; grant and loan programs; rural telecommunications; mergers and acquisitions; and competition.
Akin Gump is particularly well positioned to aggressively pursue client interests in regulatory and policymaking forums. Our lawyers and advisors have previous professional experience in government and industry and are familiar with the process by which federal policy is determined. We advocate on communications and media issues before the U.S. Congress and the committees and subcommittees of jurisdiction, such as the Energy and Commerce, Judiciary, Ways and Means, and Science, Space and Technology committees in the House and the Finance, Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation committees in the Senate. We have also represented clients on communications and media issues before federal government departments and agencies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and the departments of Commerce, Defense, Homeland Security, Interior and Treasury.