Dow Lohnes attorneys represent clients on a broad range of communications policy matters before the FCC, both houses of Congress and Executive Branch departments and agencies. Its attorneys regularly participate in a broad range of FCC rule making proceedings and other policy initiatives affecting broadcasting, telecommunications, spectrum allocation, media ownership, unlicensed devices, and other communications matters.
In addition to formal policy proceedings at the FCC, Dow Lohnes’s government relations practice spans the full range of Congressional, Executive branch and administrative agency “lobbying” for a wide range of national and international clients, with a particular focus on media, communications, and information technology. The attorneys in the firm’s governmental practice work closely with Members of Congress, senior federal officials and key staff members in carrying out projects for its clients.
The firm’s practice in communications policy involves: strategic planning, design and implementation of lobbying campaigns, including the organization and coordination of grassroots initiatives; drafting legislation, Congressional committee report language, floor statements and colloquies between Members of Congress; and preparing witness testimony for hearings. The firm’s specialists also provide legislative “due diligence,” that is, the identification, analysis, and early warning of Congressional and administrative actions affecting client interests, including the outlook for passage and impact of proposed legislation on a contemplated transaction.
The firm’s activities on behalf of its clients are uniformly bipartisan. Dow Lohnes is an issue-oriented firm, without a political bias, which enables its lobbyists and counselors to be equally successful in working with Democrats and Republicans in securing support for its clients’ positions.