Innovative technologies require innovative representation. Like our clients, Kelley Drye’s Communications Practice is on the cutting edge of the communication and information revolution. We take pride in developing practical and creative solutions to the myriad of challenges our clients face—never losing sight of our clients’ strategic objectives and the need for efficiency in this fast-moving, high-performing and global arena.
John Heitmann, Partner
John is a partner Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington, D.C. Office. He has represents wireline and wireless carriers, broadband, Internet and information service providers, Voice over IP (VoIP) providers and other enterprises on regulatory policy, litigation, dispute resolution and enforcement matters before federal and state regulatory agencies, and in state, federal and appellate court litigation. He also counsels extensively on compliance policies and issues arising from the Communications Act, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Act, and numerous other federal and state laws governing privacy, information security and telecommunications.
Hank Kelly, Partner
Hank is the managing partner of Kelley Drye & Warren’s Chicago office. He concentrates in communications, energy, and public utility law and regulation.
Steve Augustino, Partner
Steve is a partner Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington, D.C. Office. He represents telecommunications service providers in compliance, litigation and enforcement matters. He also defends clients in Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enforcement actions, including Universal Service Fund (USF) compliance investigations and Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) reporting audits. Previous enforcement matters include customer proprietary network information (CPNI), third party billing (“cramming”), 911 call handling obligations, network outage reporting, prepaid card marketing, fax marketing, and other carrier practices.
Tom Cohen, Partner
Tom is a partner in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on providing legal counsel to further the business interests of entities engaged in the provision of wireline and wireless telecommunications, cable (video), and broadband (Internet) services. He has significant experience in federal and state administrative and legislative advocacy, business-related legal matters, including transactions, and litigation.
Chip Yorkgitis, Partner
Chip is a partner in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington, D.C. Office. He represents clients with interests and concerns related to spectrum management. He also represents a wide range of service providers, such as Internet Protocol (VoIP) and other advanced communications services, domestic competitive telecommunications carriers, and international carriers, in all aspects of state and federal communications laws
Josh Guyan, Partner
Josh is a partner in Kelley Drye & Warren’s DC Office. His practice focuses on general telecommunications matters. His experience includes wireline, wireless, Voice over IP (VoIP), satellite, international and experimental compliance advice and licensing, universal service, advocacy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), comprehensive telecommunications due diligence reviews, analyzing technical and regulatory compliance for wireline and wireless carriers, and analyzing new voice and data services for compliance with FCC and State regulations.
Alysa Hutnik, Partner
Alysa Hutnik is a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice includes representing clients in all forms of privacy, data security, and advertising matters, from counseling to defending clients in FTC and State Attorneys General investigations, class actions and other litigation. Many of her matters focus in particular on emerging technologies, including cloud, mobile, calling/texting practices, and “Big Data”-related services.
Denise Smith, Special Counsel
Denise is special counsel in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on representing telecommunications companies before federal and state regulatory agencies and courts. In particular, Denise represents and counsels clients on numerous aspects of the Federal Universal Service Fund program, including enforcement actions, regulatory filing obligations, eligible telecommunications carrier ("ETC") designation applications and other relevant issue
Mike Dover, Associate
Mike is a senior associate in the Kelley Drye & Warren’s Chicago office. Mike is trial bar admitted and his practice focuses on technology litigation and regulatory proceedings. Mike has represented clients in a variety of proceedings, from significant intellectual property disputes in federal court, to state public service commission communications proceedings. His broad experience allows him to provide strategic counsel on matters ranging from telecommunications infrastructure disputes to commercial business litigation.
Marisa Lorenzo, Associate
Marisa is a senior associate in Kelley Drye & Warren’s New York office. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and arbitration.
Jennifer Holtz, Associate
Jenn is an associate in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington D.C. office. Her practice focuses on communications matters. Her areas of expertise include broadband infrastructure deployment, including on federal lands, wireless and wireline communications, e-Rate, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program (BTOP), and emergency communications. She possesses a deep knowledge of cabinet-level agency programs and policies and often advises on federal funding programs.
Jameson Dempsey, Associate
Jameson is an associate in Kelley Drye & Warren’s New York office. His practice focuses on telecommunications, information technology, and data privacy and security matters. Through the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), he is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).
Jennifer Wainwright, Associate
Jenny is an associate in Kelley Drye & Warren’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on regulatory and transactional matters involving communications service providers.
Avonne Bell, Associate
Avonne Bell is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. Her practice focuses on telecommunications and technology matters.
Ross Slutsky, Associate
Ross Slutsky is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. His practice focuses on communications, technology policy, privacy, data security, and emerging technology matters.
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