Washington, DC

Albert J. Catalano

  • Retired

    Washington, DC

    1001 G Street NW
    Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001

Albert Catalano was a Telecommunications Counsel at Keller and Heckman who retired in 2020. He had 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’s practice focused on 5G/small cells, public safety, broadband and wireless communications. He frequently advised clients in matters related to FirstNet and the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. He was experienced in spectrum relocation proceedings, FCC auctions, 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 spectrum and regulations dealing with commercial, private, and public safety operations.

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



Practice Areas


  • 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


  • Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
    Federal Communications Bar Association
    International Municipal Lawyers Association


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