Stefanie Alfonso-Frank provides regulatory, transactional, and litigation counseling to wireline, wireless, cable television, media, and Internet clients. Ms. Alfonso-Frank’s experience includes assisting clients in obtaining the consent of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the US Department of Justice, and state regulatory agencies to mergers and acquisitions in communications-related industries. She advises clients regarding compliance with federal, state, and local rules and regulations and has experience assisting with FCC license applications and developing internal processes and programs to ensure compliance with FCC regulations and post-transaction requirements.

Ms. Alfonso-Frank graduated first in her class from The George Washington University Law School in 2002 and received the John Bell Larner Award for attaining the highest cumulative average. While in law school, Ms. Alfonso-Frank served as Notes Editor of The George Washington University Law Review.

Experience

  • AT&T in its merger with DIRECTV.
  • AT&T in its acquisition of the assets of Plateau Wireless; in its merger with Leap Wireless; and in its acquisition of the assets of Allied Wireless, and assisting in integrating these businesses.
  • AT&T in the rulemaking on the service and technical rules for the 2.3 GHz WCS, in the contested renewal of its WCS licenses, and in the settlement of that dispute, freeing the band for mobile broadband services.
  • AT&T in its acquisition of 2.3 GHz WCS and other licenses from Comcast, Horizon, NextWave, NTELOS, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Sprint.
  • AT&T in its exchange of certain spectrum with Verizon Wireless and related spectrum leasing issues; and in its exchange of certain spectrum with T-Mobile.

  • AT&T in its purchase of nationwide 700 MHz spectrum from Qualcomm; in its acquisition of Centennial Communications; and in its acquisition of former ALLTEL Corporation properties divested by Verizon Wireless.
  • Foreign carrier on application of requirements of the US Universal Service Fund (USF) requirements.
  • Foreign client in advising on US communications laws.

Credentials

Education
  • JD, The George Washington University Law School, 2002, with highest honors
  • BA, Psychology, Tufts University, 1996, cum laude
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
Clerkships
  • United States Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit, The Honorable Daniel M. Friedman
Activities
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

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