Steve Berman, a partner in the firm, has for over twenty years advised clients on matters before the Federal Communications Commission. His focus has been on regulatory, licensing, and spectrum policy issues facing wireless and satellite telecommunications providers. He has represented clients in numerous rulemaking and licensing proceedings at the FCC and has counseled clients on communications regulatory issues raised by various financial transactions.
Steve’s work has included representing clients in multi-year rulemaking proceedings regarding the reconfiguration of wireless bands to eliminate interference to public safety radios and rule changes allowing a satellite service operator greater flexibility to use its licensed spectrum for terrestrial services. He has worked extensively on issues concerning harmful interference to satellite services from terrestrial unlicensed services and other satellite operators as well as on matters related to satellite and wireless licensee compliance with the FCC’s technical rules, spectrum leasing provisions, construction obligations, and license renewal requirements. Steve has also advised clients involved in wireless spectrum auctions and major wireless industry mergers.
Before joining Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan, Steve was associated with a Washington, D.C. law firm, and a wireless company, where he worked on a range of communications issues.