Date: May 13, 2014
Keller and Heckman LLP is pleased to announce the addition of one new and one returning attorney to our Telecommunications Practice Group. Albert (Al) Catalano has joined the firm as Counsel, and Wesley (Wes) Wright has returned to the firm as a Senior Associate.
Mr. 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’s practice focuses on wireless communications, FCC auction procedures, international and domestic satellite issues, equipment certifications, enforcement issues, technology transfers and licensing. He 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 and has extensive experience in spectrum relocation proceedings.
Mr. Wright assists corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Aviation Administration, courts, and state agencies. Mr. Wright’s practice includes private wireless licensing, FCC enforcement, and related transactional matters for oil and companies, electric utilities, railroads, and others. He counsels clients on internal operations and governance matters and has drafted and negotiated asset purchase agreements, telecommunications services agreements, interconnection agreements, and other telecommunications agreements. Prior to rejoining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Wright worked for a telecommunications company where he advised the company’s subsidiaries on federal and state regulations governing the 9-1-1 industry, VoIP requirements, and other telecommunications matters of interest.
“We’re thrilled to have Al and Wes at the firm. Not only are they excellent telecom attorneys, they’re quality individuals.” -Jack Richards, Partner, Keller and Heckman LLP
Keller and Heckman LLP has a broad practice in the areas of regulatory law, litigation, and business transactions, serving both domestic and international clients. With offices in Washington, D.C., Brussels, San Francisco, and Shanghai, the firm helps the world's most vital businesses achieve their objectives. A pioneer in the use of interdisciplinary approaches to problem-solving, Keller and Heckman LLP has had an in-house scientific staff since 1971 that works closely with the firm's attorneys on matters of technical complexity.