Communications Law

Latham & Watkins' Communications Law Practice is broadly based in transactional, regulatory and litigation experience, enhanced by a deep knowledge of the communications sector.

Why Latham

Comprehensive Industry Knowledge

Latham is consistently ranked in the top tier of telecommunications, broadcast and satellite practices in Washington, D.C. by Chambers and The Legal 500 2012, which highlights the group's "excellent analytical abilities and an intimate understanding of the FCC and privacy law." The Legal 500 2011 also noted that, “Clients appreciate a world-class team in terms of business acumen and industry knowledge."

Latham's communications experience includes:

  • Arranging financing for business ventures
  • Structuring mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures
  • Developing creative regulatory solutions
  • Obtaining redress in federal and state courts and agencies

Latham's lawyers have industry and government experience, which gives the firm significant insight into how clients can best meet their strategic goals. The firm represents clients across a broad cross-section of the globe and the industry. Because Latham's legal expertise spans the US, European, Asian and Latin American regions, the firm is equipped to assist clients in jurisdictions around the world. 

Handling the Complexities of Communications Law and Business

Latham has significant experience in all aspects of communications law and business, and are particularly well-positioned to handle matters relating to:

Awards & Rankings

  • Firm Named "Team of the Year" for Media, Technology and Telecommunications Transactions - November 08, 2015
  • Firm Highly Endorsed for Telecoms and Broadcast - July 08, 2014
  • Latham Named “Privacy Group of the Year” - January 16, 2014
  • Latham Again Ranks Among Top Firms in US Innovative Lawyers Report - November 21, 2013
  • Technology and Communications Practices Garner Top Rankings Globally and in Europe - March 26, 2013
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Media Coverage

Privacy Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsWashington's Best LawyersKein “Metro” in Windows 8 – Microsoft reagiert auf Markenkonflikt


Latham Named “Privacy Group of the Year”Financial Times Again Ranks Latham Among Top Firms in US Innovative Lawyers ReportHow Yesterday’s Rules Govern Today’s Broadcast Television

Thought Leadership

EU Court of Justice Invalidates US Safe Harbor DecisionExporting Telecommunications Items and Services to CubaFCC Issues Controversial TCPA Declaratory Ruling

Webcasts & Podcasts

FCC: What You Need to Know About Net Neutrality