Communications Law Career Guide

By Michael Umberger
Updated November 2019

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5 Insights From Sprint General Counsel Charlie Wunsch, Law360, May 8, 2014.
An interview with Sprint's General Counsel includes advice for attorneys who want to work in-house.

Katie Dowell, Cable Wise, Lawyer, Dec. 5, 2011, at 22. 
Offers information about the career of corporate lawyer Helen Copeland in the telecommunications company Cable & Wireless.

Matthew Huisman, D.C. Firm Offers Expertise in Communications Law, National Law Journal, Oct. 10, 2011.
A profile of boutique law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, whose client list includes Verizon, T-Mobile, Cox, and Dish Network.

Rebekah Mintzer, Move Fast and Call a Lawyer: Ten Years Since Facebook's Birth, Its Legal Department Still Faces Novel Issues Every Day, Corporate Counsel, Feb. 1, 2014.
A detailed look at Facebook's working environment and the legal issues they tackle.

Jeff Overley, Law Firms Take a Liking to Social Media Practice Groups, Law360, April 23, 2013.
A look at the new legal issues faced by major corporations as a result of social media, and how law firms are responding.

Natalie Rodriguez, Boutiques, Smaller Firms Set Pace For Social Media Law, Law360, Dec. 2, 2015.
Explains how small and midsize firms are still dominating the field of social media law.

Rachel F. Strom, "Just Do It If It's Fun": A Talk With Judge Robert D. Sack on Media Law, Communications Lawyer, Jan. 2012, at 20.  
Presents the views of Judge Robert D. Sack, who currently sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and is one of the preeminent experts on media law, on his profession.

Steven T. Taylor, Randy Smith: The Man Major Telecom Players Call Upon to Clear Antitrust Hurdles, Of Counsel, June 2007, at 20.
Interview with an antitrust lawyer who represents telecom clients. Includes a discussion about the training of new lawyers.


Communications Lawyer


American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law
321 North Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (312) 988-5658

ABA Infrastructure and Regulated Industries Section
321 North Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60610
tel: (800) 285-2221

Federal Communications Bar Association
1020 19th St. NW, Ste. 325
Washington, DC 20036-6101
tel: 202-293-4000

International Technology Law Association (ITechLaw)
7918 Jones Branch Drive, Suite 300
McLean, VA 22102
tel: (703) 506-3266

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