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, which highlights the group's "excellent analytical abilities and an intimate understanding of the FCC and privacy law." The Legal 500 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

  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018
  • Four Partners Receive 2017 MVP Recognition From Law360 - December 10, 2017
  • Partners Recognized for Client Service Excellence - February 06, 2017
  • Firm Honored as Media & Entertainment “Practice Group of the Year” - January 10, 2017
  • Five “Rising Stars” Earn Recognition for Wide-Ranging Practice Work - May 19, 2016
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Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018

Media Coverage

Technology Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsTelecommunications MVP: Latham's Matthew BrillRising Star: Latham & Watkins' Matthew Murchison


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Thought Leadership

Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review Hong KongTechnology, Media & Telecommunications Review GermanyThe Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - UK