Lawrence J. Movshin, Senior Counsel

Lawrence J. Movshin has more than 40 years of experience representing the communications interests of system licensees, major equipment manufacturers, trade associations and private users.  He provides both transactional and regulatory advice to applicants and system licensees in their formation, regulatory proceedings and ongoing business activities, including the financing of a variety of wireless telecommunications systems.

Mr. Movshin assists clients in navigating the full range of federal and state regulatory issues associated with many of the most significant wireless industry consolidations.  He has extensive experience in spectrum leasing and other transactions in the secondary market and he has been recognized as an expert on the regulatory requirements and restrictions associated with the FCC’s spectrum auction procedures and policies.  In addition, he has worked on a variety of transactions outside of the telecommunications industry associated with the acquisition of numerous different business interests and financing circumstances.  Mr. Movshin also has significant experience in the development and application of the FCC's equipment authorization regulations imposing limits on and methods of measuring radio frequency emissions.  Mr. Movshin has written numerous articles and is a frequent speaker at trade seminars and bar associations on transactional issues involving spectrum acquisitions and system sales. 

Mr. Movshin has held several leadership roles in the Federal Communications Bar Association, as well as the FCBA’s charitable and educational foundation.  A former co-chair of the FCBA’s Professional Responsibility Committee, Mr. Movshin regularly speaks at FCBA seminars on the application of the Rules of Professional Responsibility to the specialized communications law practice.  He has been recognized by his peers through top ratings in Best Lawyers in America and Washington DC Super Lawyers.  In June, 2015, Mr. Movshin was inducted into the Wireless History Foundation’s Wireless Hall of Fame in recognition of his long service and significant contributions to the growth and development of the wireless telecommunications industry.

Named to The Best Lawyers in America© for Communications Law  (2010-2017)

Chairman, Montgomery County, Maryland Cable Communications Advisory Committee

Member, Federal Communications Bar Association Executive Committee

Trustee, Federal Communications Bar Association’s Charitable Foundation

Former Chair or Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association’s Wireless Telecommunications Practice Committee

Former Chair or Co-Chair, Federal Communications Bar Association’s Professional Responsibility Committee

Recipient, Martindale Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rating

Washington, DC Super Lawyer 2012-2016


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District of Columbia, 1978
Georgia, 1974


J.D., George Washington University, 1974, with honors
B.A., Rutgers University, 1971


Corporate & Commercial Transactions
Network & Consumer Equipment
Wireless Communications
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