Rachel S. Wolkowitz, Associate

Rachel S. Wolkowitz’s practice spans a variety of policy, regulatory, and compliance matters for communications and technology companies. Ms. Wolkowitz has experience representing clients in rulemaking, waiver, and enforcement proceedings before several federal agencies including the FCC, NTIA, FTC, FAA, DoD, DOE, and GSA. She advises media companies, carriers, and manufacturers on FCC regulations including accessibility, hearing aid compatibility, equipment authorization, and marketing requirements.

Ms. Wolkowitz assists clients incorporating unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”) into their operations navigate the changing federal, state, and local legal landscape. She also counsels clients on the clearance of trademarks and the prosecution of federal trademark applications.

Prior to joining the firm in 2014, Ms. Wolkowitz was the Assistant General Counsel for the Technology Association of America, where she regularly represented the technology industry before federal agencies on IT procurement, supply chain, and cybersecurity issues. As a Legal Fellow at Microsoft Corporation, Ms. Wolkowitz worked on the telecommunications, intellectual property, privacy and data security, energy efficiency, and trade issues. During law school, Ms. Wolkowitz served on the Editorial Board of the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law and served as the Vice President of the Columbia Society for Law, Science, and Technology.

 
 
 

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World Institute on Disability, Board Member (effective Jan. 1, 2016)

Federal Communications Bar Association

“Drones and Utilities: Policy and Regulations,” Kinetic webinar series, co-presenter with Mark Wiranowski, February 18, 2016.

Panelist, FCBA CLE on Navigating the FCC's Accessibility Rules, December 2015.

Co-author, “When Birds Make Towers Their Home Sweet Home,” AGL Magazine, June 2015.

Co-author, "Sharing Accountability to Create a Cybersecurity Risk Framework," The CIP Report, vol. 12, no. 10 (2014).

A Statutory Rebuff to the Idea of “Director’s Copyright,"
The Dramatist, May 2010; International Travel Tips: Acquiring Translation and Adaptation Rights to Works Created Outside the U.S., The Dramatist, November 2009.

CONTACT

WASHINGTON DC
E rwolkowitz@wbklaw.com
P 202.383.3376
F 202.783.5851
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BAR ADMISSIONS

District of Columbia, 2015
New Jersey, 2011
New York, 2012

EDUCATION

J.D., Columbia Law School, 2011
B.A., Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, 2007

PRACTICE AREAS

Broadband & IP-Enabled Services
Communications & Video Accessibility
Internet of Things
Network & Consumer Equipment
Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity
Trademarks
Unmanned Aircraft/Drones (UAS)
Wired Communications
Wireless Communications
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