For over 35 years, Mr. Grant has counseled numerous commercial and noncommercial telecommunications companies, government entities, and other clients in a wide range of areas, including transactions, legislation, litigation, and administrative proceedings. He has also assisted in the development of new technologies, including the first domestic satellite interconnection system, the Closed Captioning Service, and cellular telephone systems, and in the franchising and regulation of cable television systems.

Most recently, Mr. Grant's practice has focused on regulatory counseling and assisting in securing regulatory approval for large telecommunications transactions before the US Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

For 20 years, Mr. Grant was a member of the Practising Law Institute's (PLI) Communications Law faculty and has lectured frequently on telecommunications matters. He has authored and edited two books on cable television law. Mr. Grant received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, where he was an Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.

Experience

  • AT&T (formerly SBC Communications) as lead counsel responsible for obtaining FCC approval for SBC's acquisitions of Pacific Telesis, Southern New England Telephone, Ameritech, the former AT&T, and BellSouth, and other subsequent transactions.
  • SBC's lead FCC counsel in connection with the formation of Cingular Wireless and Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless. The total value of these matters has been in the hundreds of billions.

Recognition

Washington, DC Super Lawyers
Communications, General Litigation (2007-2009, 2011-2018)
Best Lawyers
Communications Law (2015-2018)
The Legal 500 US
Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory (2007-2017)
Regulated Industries: Telecoms (2007)
Telecoms: Litigation and Appellate Issues (2007)
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Credentials

Education
  • JD, Georgetown University Law Center, 1977
  • AB, Georgetown University, 1973
Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
Activities
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association

  • Member, Board of Governors, Georgetown University Alumni Association

  • Member, National Law Alumni Board, Georgetown University Law Center

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