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Summer 2017

Former FCC Acting General Counsel Jennifer Tatel Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Jennifer Tatel has joined the firm as a partner. Ms. Tatel will be focusing on media, privacy, and Internet policy. Ms. Tatel comes to WBK after serving as Acting General Counsel of the FCC. Previously, Ms. Tatel served as Deputy General Counsel and Chief of Staff of the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, maintaining primary responsibility for the development of all legal advice related to administrative law—communications, fraud, fiscal, procurement, and Freedom of Information Act law.

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September 2017

Anne Swanson Authors Article on FCC Chairman Ajit Pai for The Financial Manager

M. Anne Swanson
WBK's Anne Swanson authored an article entitled Thoroughly Modern Pai for the September/October issue of The Financial Manager that examines FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's actions to modernize the FCC's media rules. 
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Summer 2017

Kathleen Abernathy Authors Article in the Federalist Society Review

Kathleen Q. Abernathy
Kathleen Abernathy authors an article in the Federalist Society Review entitled How to Regulate the Internet that traces the history of the FCC's approach to regulating the internet and favorably reports on the changes made by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai. 
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Wilkinson Barker Knauer Proudly Announces Nineteen Attorneys Ranked as "Best Lawyers in America" for 2018

WBK is proud to announce that nineteen of our attorneys  have been ranked at the top of their profession for 2018 by The Best Lawyers in America, the oldest peer-review directory for attorneys! Congratulations to Bryan N. Tramont, Karol L. Newman, William F. Maher, Lawrence J. Movshin, Kenneth E. Satten, Kelly A. Donohue, Paul J. Sinderbrand, David D. Oxenford, Cheryl A. Tritt, L. Charles Keller, Raymond L. Gifford, Phillip R. Marchesiello, M. Anne Swanson, Adam D. Krinsky, David H. Solomon, Philip J. Roselli, Russell P. Hanser, Brian W. Murray, and James D. Albright! The attorneys included in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 reflect the strength and depth of the firm’s areas of practice.
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July 17, 2017

Mitch Stabbe co-authors article on INTA study -- July 17, 2017

Mitchell H. Stabbe
Mitch Stabbe co-authors article in the INTA Bulletin summarizing the study conducted by INTA to determine the costs to and benefits of the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) on trademark owners.
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July 14, 2017

Tony Clark Releases New White Paper: Regulation and Markets: Ideas for Solving the Identity Crisis -- July 14, 2017

Anthony T. Clark
Tony Clark is the author of Regulation and Markets: Ideas for Solving the Identity Crisis, a paper released by the Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP law firm.
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July 10, 2017

Enforcement Newsletter - July 10, 2017

David H. Solomon
This edition summarizes notable FCC-related enforcement matters since mid-April.  Questions or comments may be addressed to David H. Solomon at 202-383-3369 or  
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June 20, 2017

The Breakdown of the Merchant Generation Business Model - Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP and the Power Research Group

Raymond L. Gifford, Matthew S. Larson, Robin J. Lunt
Power Research Group :: Merchant generators are increasingly unable to recover fixed costs in electric power plants, an economic reality eroding their financial viability and grid reliability, according to a study released today by the Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP law firm and the Power Research Group. The study, The Breakdown of the Merchant Generation Business Model, questioned the underlying
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