Announcements

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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08/16/2017

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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June 13, 2017

Leading Emerging Technologies Lawyer Anne Swanson Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Anne Swanson is joining the firm as partner. Ms. Swanson brings decades of administrative law experience and a deep expertise in unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”) technology and regulatory polices to the firm. 
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June 1, 2017

Former CenturyLink Vice President Melissa Newman Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that former CenturyLink Vice President Melissa Newman is joining the firm. Ms. Newman brings strong regulatory and policy experience from both the government and private sectors to Wilkinson Barker Knauer’s top-tier telecommunications practice.
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May 31, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer Listed as Top-Tier Firm by The Legal 500

Wilkinson Barker Knauer has been named to the top tier in Media, Technology and Telecoms - Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory in the 2017 edition of The Legal 500. Managing partner Bryan Tramont made the elite "Leading Lawyers" list and Patrick Halley was named to the "Next Generation Lawyers" list. In all, WBK had twelve attorneys individually recommended by The Legal 500: Adam Krinsky, Bryan Tramont, Christine Crowe, David O'Connor, David Solomon, John Scott, Jonathan Cohen, Kenneth Satten, Patricia Chuh, Patrick Halley, Phillip Marchesiello, and Russell Hanser.
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May 26, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer Named a Band 1 Firm by Chambers and Partners for the 7th Year in a Row

For the seventh consecutive year, Wilkinson Barker Knauer is thrilled to announce it has been named a Band 1 firm by Chambers and Partners for the area of Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite in D.C. Band 1 is the highest tier.
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May 15, 2017

Former FCC Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy Returns to Wilkinson Barker Knauer

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy is returning home to Wilkinson Barker Knauer. Ms. Abernathy’s unmatched combination of top-level government and corporate experience makes her uniquely suited to counsel WBK’s clients throughout the media, communications, energy, and technology sectors. Ms. Abernathy will provide strategic guidance on business, legal, and policy issues, navigating the firm’s clients through a fast-changing regulatory environment, both domestically and around the world.
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April 25, 2017

Kelly Donohue Selected to Lawline's Top 20 Women Faculty for 2016

Kelly Donohue has been selected as one of Lawline’s Top 20 Women Faculty for 2016. Lawline based its list on the top women faculty who, through their powerful CLE programs, influenced and inspired thousands of attorneys across the country. Kelly was applauded on “her pace, voice, tone and the good overview of the topic” that “make her one of the best lecturers” on Lawline. Her course on trademarks was described as a “wonderful delivery of good content.”
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April 10, 2017

Former FERC Advisor Robin Lunt Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer As Of Counsel

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Robin Lunt is joining the Firm as Of Counsel. Robin brings extensive policy and regulatory experience, having served in roles for both the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). Ms. Lunt will focus primarily on advising clients in the Firm’s energy practice.
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March 29, 2017

Chuck Keller Named WBK's 2017 Idealist of the Year

Chuck Keller will be recognized at this year's City Year Washington DC Idealism in Action Gala. The event is an opportunity for companies to recognize an extraordinary community-minded employee as an Idealist of the Year.
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March 28, 2017

WBK Attorneys Melissa Turcios and Russ Hanser Win Pro Bono Case

Wilkinson Barker Knauer is pleased to announce that Melissa Turcios and Russ Hanser's pro bono client was awarded the relief they sought for him. The pro bono client was a Salvadoran national who had been detained by ICE. The client was released after relief was granted. The pro bono case was a major team effort. Team members included attorneys Melissa Turcios, Russ Hanser, and Ethan Jeans, as well as paralegal and administrative staff members Tracey Taylor, Marc Knox, Ayanna Lewis, and Blake Zanardi.
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March 24, 2017

Managing Partner Bryan Tramont Named to Legal 500 Hall of Fame List

Congratulations to WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont for being named to The Legal 500 Hall of Fame! Bryan was named in the Media, technology and telecoms field. The Legal 500 Hall of Fame highlights individuals who “have received constant praise by their clients for continued excellence.” It is a new award this year for those select partners who have been recognized by The Legal 500 as an elite leading lawyer for six consecutive years. Fewer than 500 partners have made the list.
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March 22, 2017

Three WBK Denver Attorneys Named to Colorado 2017 Super Lawyers List

We are pleased to announce that three of our Denver attorneys have been named to the Colorado 2017 Super Lawyers® list. Ray Gifford was listed for the third year in a row. Matt Larson and Mark Wiranowski were added to the list this year as Colorado Rising Stars. Super Lawyers® uses peer nominations and independent research, reviewed by a highly credentialed panel of attorneys, to select attorneys for inclusion on its annual list.
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March 1, 2017

Former FCC Legislative Affairs Deputy Director Sean Conway Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer - March 1, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Sean Conway has joined the firm. Sean brings over six years of communications regulatory experience, both in private practice and in various roles at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
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February 28, 2017

Clete Johnson Joins CSIS As Non-Resident Senior Fellow - February 28, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer attorney Clete Johnson has joined the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Technology Policy Program as a non-resident senior fellow.
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February 22, 2017

Mitch Stabbe Named to World Trademark Review's World's Leading Professionals 2017 - February 22, 2017

Mitch Stabbe was named to World Trademark Review 1000 - The World's Leading Trademark Professionals 2017. World Trademark Review focuses exclusively on trademark practices and practitioners and is considered the go-to resource for those seeking legal trademark expertise. Mitch is listed among Washington DC's leading trademark prosecution attorneys, as well as enforcement and litigation attorneys.
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February 21, 2017

Paul Sinderbrand Receives National EBS Association's Distinguished Service Award - February 21, 2017

Paul Sinderbrand received the National EBS Association's Award in recognition of his more than three decades of work benefitting America's educational community though the introduction and deployment of advanced technologies.
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February 8, 2017

Patrick Halley Promoted to Partner - February 8, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer is pleased to announce that Patrick Halley has become a partner at the firm. After shooting up the ranks at the Federal Communications Commission, Patrick joined the firm in December 2014. His practice areas include broadband deployment/universal service, IP-enabled services, wired and wireless communications, public safety communications, and consumer protection issues, such as privacy and Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) compliance. He is also currently the Executive Director of the Next Generation 911 Institute, a non-profit organization that supports the Congressional Next Generation 911 Caucus and promotes the development of advanced and effective 911 and Next Generation 911 services.
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January 25, 2017

Former FCC Chief Counsel for Cybersecurity and Senior Adviser for Cybersecurity to the Secretary of Commerce Clete Johnson Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer - January 25, 2017

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Clete Johnson has joined the firm as Partner. Since 2006, Clete has served in a wide variety of cybersecurity leadership roles on Capitol Hill, in the national security and intelligence communities, in the regulatory arena, and in the Executive Branch oriented toward establishing cybersecurity policies that improve government-industry collaboration.
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