Jenner & Block

Firm Changes Name of Communications Practice to Communications, Internet & Technology

Jenner & Block's decades-old Communications Practice is changing its name to reflect its broadening scope in today’s dynamic legal landscape.  The new name—Communications, Internet & Technology—acknowledges our experience with the most cutting-edge issues in the field, including the debate over “net neutrality,” the transition to an all-IP world and the rapidly evolving pay TV, wireless and technology industries.  At the same time, the practice will maintain our reputation for excellence in handling communications matters, a tradition that began with the firm's work as lead counsel on behalf of MCI in the antitrust suit against AT&T in the 1970s.  Soon after, the DC office was established in 1982 largely as a result of this work for MCI.  The practice has continued to grow and evolve under the leadership of Partners Samuel L. Feder and John Flynn through a combination of important litigation, transactional and regulatory work for clients such as Cablevision, Charter Communications, Comcast and Softbank, reflecting the convergence of telecom, Internet and pay TV industries.