Our Practice

Everything is always on its way to becoming something else. Nowhere is that more true than in telecommunication and technology, where innovation, development, and investment wrestle with regulation, disruption, and arbitrage…not to mention consolidation and convergence.

Herman & Whiteaker provides its clients with counseling and representation to help them innovate, evolve, and succeed in the Telecommunications. . The firm assists its clients with regulatory, policy, contractual, and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission, as well as Congress, the federal courts, and other federal agencies.

H&W is committed to provide innovative and quality legal services to communications, technology and information companies throughout the United States.

Broadband

Whether the platform is wired or wireless, licensed or unlicensed, H&W assists broadband providers in matters concerning broadband deployment, regulation, and compliance. The firm’s clients, who provide broadband services throughout the United States in both urban and rural areas, face a myriad of regulatory and business challenges. Our firm handles such matters as: interconnection, intercarrier compensation, vendor contracts, CALEA, LNP, and customer and data privacy.

Spectrum & Wireless Services

H&W assists its clients to acquire, utilize, and maintain the critical spectrum resource. Our firm’s principals have extensive experience in FCC spectrum auctions and secondary market transactions. H&W also assists its clients with all aspects of regulatory and transactional issues relating to cellular, PCS, AWS, 700 MHz, BRS, EBS, WCS, microwave, and unlicensed bands, as well as business and industrial radio services.

New Technologies

H&W’s clients are on the cutting edge of technology and innovation. Our firm assists these clients in evolving areas of the law where regulation has not yet caught up with ever-changing technology. The firm’s clients also are involved in e-commerce issues, privacy matters (including issues related to homeland security), legal aspects of cloud computing, and deployment of next-generation wireline and wireless networks.

Transactional/Contractual

H&W’s clients rely on the firm’s expertise to assist in complex transactions and contracts. The firm has significant experience in assisting its clients with negotiating and structuring acquisitions, license transfers and partnerships, joint ventures and other business arrangements with the nation’s largest wireless, wireline, and broadband operators. The firm also assists its clients in wireless tower lease negotiations both for lessees and lessors of vertical structures. We also work on equipment and vendor contracts.

Policy

H&W’s team actively lobbies the FCC and works with other agencies, including the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S Department of Agriculture, and the Federal Trade Commission on issues relevant to its clients and the Telecommunications industry.