Massey & Gail attorneys have decades of telecommunications experience. We have provided strategic counseling services to major companies and associations. We have also represented these companies and associations in state and federal regulatory rulemakings and in enforcement actions, and in litigation from district courts to the U.S. Supreme Court. While in house at a Fortune 100 carrier, one of our partners oversaw the company’s litigation in a five-state area.
Our attorneys have represented carriers in cases involving state utility commission regulation of the “just and reasonable” terms for local interconnection arrangements, the FCC’s net neutrality rules, prison phone rates, and class actions alleging over-billing. We have served as national counsel for a major carrier in more than a dozen high stakes cases concerning regulatory arbitrage schemes—cases litigated before the FCC, federal district courts, and courts of appeal—and that all resulted in dismissals or favorable settlements.
Massey & Gail has also represented multiple carriers in First Amendment and other constitutional challenges to statutes and regulations, including privacy rules, prohibitions on the rights of telephone companies to provide information services or video programming to their subscribers, and limits on the number of subscribers a cable television system operator may serve through cable systems.