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Glenn S. Richards
Mr. Richards is a partner and local practice group leader in the Communications practice, where he represents voice over internet protocol (VoIP) companies, long distance carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, equipment manufacturers, private network operators, satellite operators, telecommunications trade associations, wireless carriers and information service providers in transactional and litigation matters, and before the Federal Communications Commission, state public utility commissions and the International Telecommunication Union.
Mr. Richards is also a partner in the Global Sourcing practice, where he focuses on the negotiation of global telecommunications service contracts on behalf of large corporations, non-profit associations and governmental entities. Mr. Richards clients include companies in the media, retail, financial services and health care industries and one of the nation’s largest school districts. Mr. Richards involvement includes evaluation of the existing telecommunications environment and marketplace, drafting of RFPs, evaluation of supplier responses and negotiation of the final contracts, that range in value from $1 million to $1 billion. Mr. Richards has negotiated with all major wireline and wireless carriers, including AT&T, Level 3, Qwest, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon.
Mr. Richards is the author of numerous articles on telecommunications and is a frequent speaker on telecommunications issues such as broadband policy, VoIP, universal service, CALEA, and the local and interexchange markets.
- Legal 500 US, Telecom & Broadcast (2010, 2013)
- Who's Who Legal, Regulatory Communications—DC (2013)
American Bar Association; Federal Communications Bar Association
United States Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; United States District Court, Southern District of New York
Meeting Client Expectations, Telecom Settlements and Negotiations, Leading Lawyers on Structuring Deals, Resolving Disputes, and Facing Regulatory Issues in Telecommunications Law, published November 2006, by Aspatore Books (part of the Inside the Minds series)
Along with a team of Fisher, Wayland lawyers, co-authored the chapter on Government Regulation of Multimedia, in Scott, Multimedia Law and Practice (1994 Supplement, Prentice-Hall)