Washington, DC

Albert J. Catalano

  • Counsel
  • Direct Dial: +1 202.434.4207
  • Fax: +1 202.434.4646
  • Professional Assistants: Beverly Harding and Cassandra Hall, Ph: +1 202.434.4344

    Washington, DC

    1001 G Street NW
    Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001


Al Catalano has 30 years of experience in telecommunications regulatory and legislative matters, domestic and international joint ventures, litigation, and transactions involving communications, properties and investments. Mr. Catalano represents states and other entities in matters related to the buildout of the 700 MHz nationwide public safety broadband network on spectrum licensed to FirstNet. He has extensive experience in spectrum relocation proceedings. Mr. Catalano’s practice focuses on wireless communications, FCC auction procedures, international and domestic satellite issues, equipment certifications, enforcement issues, technology transfer and licensing.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Catalano served as legal counsel with the Federal Communications Commission on wireless communications, information transfer, technology developments, licensing issues and international satellite matters. Mr. Catalano represented the Private Radio Bureau in enforcement proceedings before Administrative Law Judges. He participated in major rulemaking proceedings involving 800 MHz and 900 MHz spectrum, dealing with regulations for commercial, private and public safety operations.

Mr. Catalano has worked with foreign partners and governments in the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, and other countries.

 

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Education

  • St. John's University
    • B.S., 1975, magna cum laude
  • Temple University Beasley School of Law
    • J.D., 1978

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York
  • Pennsylvania

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
    Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
    American Bar Association

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