William E. Cook, Jr. provides strategic, transactional, litigation, legislative, administrative, and regulatory advice to wireline, wireless, cable television and Internet clients. Mr. Cook represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission and other regulatory bodies. He also represents clients in all aspects of communications-related transactions, and assists them in obtaining the consent of the Federal Communications Commission, US Department of Justice, and state and local governments. He also has represented cable operators in franchise negotiations with local governments.

Mr. Cook has been a frequent speaker on cable television and telecommunications regulatory and competition matters over the years before the Practising Law Institute, trade associations and other organizations. He is a former co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's Broadband, Wireless, Cable and Diversity Committees.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Cook was a law clerk for the Honorable Richard C. Erwin, Chief Judge of the US District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.


Washington, DC Super Lawyers 2012-2016 for Communications
The Legal 500 US 2013-2015 for Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
Named as one of Savoy's "Most Influential Black Lawyers of 2015"


  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1987, cum laude
  • AB, Duke University, 1984, magna cum laude
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, North Carolina M.D., The Honorable Richard C. Erwin
  • Member, American Bar Association

  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

  • DC Advisory Board, The Posse Foundation, Inc.


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