I have been a lawyer or working for lawyers for more than 20 years.  I’ve worked in all sorts of practices, though primarily litigation related – from toxic torts to products liability but also extensively in administrative law, primarily in environmental and communications law.  I’ve been blessed to work with tremendously talented lawyers across the nation and consider myself lucky to call them friends; adversary and co-counsel alike.

I started out in communications law in Washington, D.C. at the dawn of the federal Telecommunications Act of 1996.   I worked with those enabling the very first competitive providers, spent time as an in-house lawyer at Teligent, where we tried to make fixed wireless a competitive reality, and then moved into private practice in Washington, D.C.  ending up with one of the first and foremost firms (Cole, Raywid & Braverman; now known as Davis, Wright & Tremaine) that headed the first significant landline communications revolution to follow  telephone: cable television.   There I became a Washington lawyer.  Following the dot com implosion and a vastly expanded family, we moved back home to Colorado, where I spent many years in-house for Level 3 Communications, handling, among many things, two massive regulatory cases each spanning multiple states, years, and federal courts.    That made me into a litigator and, more deeply, a bit more of a philosopher.  It takes both to succeed in if not survive the contradictory and sometimes intensely arbitrary world of regulatory litigation; the process is as political as it is judicial and the substance as expansive as it is arcane.   As I still advise clients, the first rule of regulatory law is that there are no rules.

As it stands, I’m taking a break from things and reflecting upon what’s next, all the while doing my best to perceive the present with clarity.

I look forward to joining the conversation and welcome your participation.

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