Job Description

The Washington, D.C. office of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is seeking a mid to senior-level associate to join its Communications Practice Group. We are looking for a motivated, collegial lawyer with a minimum of three years’ experience in-house or with a law firm helping cable, telecommunications, and/or wireless providers deploy network facilities.  Experience negotiating pole attachment rates under the FCC and state formulas and agreements under federal law and FCC rules, as well as similar easement or right-of-way agreements and knowledge of the applicable state and federal regulatory landscape are necessary.  Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required. Washington, D.C. bar admission is not required to apply, but will eventually be necessary within the first year of employment in the DC office.

The associate’s practice will focus on joint use, pole attachment, and infrastructure deployment matters, including contract negotiations with pole owners, rental rate analysis and strategy under federal and state formulas, wireless deployment issues, strategic consulting, FCC and state pole attachment complaint proceedings, FCC and state regulatory proceedings, rulemakings and other advocacy before the FCC and state regulatory commissions.

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is an AmLaw 100 law firm with eight offices nationwide. We are relentlessly committed to client service and look for candidates who share that commitment. At DWT, client service means having empathy for each client’s and each lawyer’s work and personal pressures, business objectives, and legal needs; anticipating their needs; and having the capabilities and commitment to deliver what matters most to them.

To apply, please submit your cover letter, resume, transcript, and writing sample (10 pages max.) to Michael Nguyen, Director of Lawyer Talent Acquisition. We would appreciate you specifying how you heard about this position.

We are accepting submissions from third-party recruiters.

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