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

For 2018, Latham has again been placed 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 2019 Telecommunications Group of the Year - January 20, 2020
  • Industry Magazine Recognizes Communications Partners - June 11, 2019
  • Latham Again Named Technology Group of the Year - February 18, 2019
  • Cablefax Honors Communications Partners as 2018 Top Lawyers - March 18, 2018
  • Latham Named Technology Group of the Year - February 08, 2018

"Particularly respected for its transactional and contentious work with major technology players, financial institutions, media houses and telecoms clients, [Latham] attracts recognition for its prominent standing in the media and entertainment market, with a wealth of transactional and regulatory experience."

– Chambers Global 2020

Media Coverage

Daily Dicta: Latham’s Billion Dollar LitigatorTelecommunications Group of the Year: Latham & WatkinsLaw Firm of the Year: Latham & Watkins


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Thought Leadership

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