Law Firm Chadbourne & Parke Expands Telecommunications Practice – US Legal

James A. Stenger Named Counsel in Washington Office

New York, NY – December 3, 2008 – LAWFUEL – Legal Newswire – The international law firm of Chadbourne & Parke LLP announced today that James A. Stenger has been named counsel at the Firm in its communications, media and technology practice. He will be based in the Firm’s Washington office.

Formerly with Thelen LLP, Mr. Stenger, 56, has represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission and handled transactions as well as administrative and court litigation involving FCC-regulated businesses. He also has extensive experience in all areas of FCC practice, including radio and television broadcasting; cable television; wireless telecommunications and spectrum auctions; domestic interstate and state telecommunications; and submarine cable, satellite and international telecommunications.

“The depth and breadth of James’ knowledge about the international telecommunications industry will strengthen and complement our telecommunications practice,” said Chadbourne Managing Partner Charles K. O’Neill. “We are pleased to add someone with James’ telecom experience to our team as we build enhanced capabilities to best service our clients in these difficult economic times.”

“James’ experience in all facets of FCC matters, especially in providing advice to financial institution clients, will be of particular interest and value to many of our clients, and he brings a substantial track record of success to our Washington office,” noted Andrew Giaccia, managing partner of the Firm’s Washington office. “He has consistently provided clients with the highest level of service.”

Mr. Stenger was with Thelen for five years. He began his career with a boutique firm that specialized in communications law and later joined the Chicago general practice firm of Ross & Hardies. He was a partner at Ross & Hardies for 11 years.

Some of Mr. Stenger’s representations include investment banks, fund managers and private investors in structuring their investments in a wide variety of FCC-regulated businesses; radio and television broadcasters in many purchases and sales of stations and in complying with evolving FCC rules including HDTV and HD radio; and wireless broadband, PCS and cellular companies in FCC license acquisitions, including wireless spectrum auctions, assignments and transfers of control, regulatory issues such as E911 and CPNI and interconnection agreements.
Mr. Stenger earned his J.D. (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University Law Center in 1978, and received a B.A. (with honors) in Economics and Politics from Glasgow University in Scotland in 1975.

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