Loeb & Loeb Expands Advanced Media & Technology Department – US Law

Former FCC attorney, Walter Steimel, Jr. Joins Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 30, 2010 – Loeb & Loeb announced today that Walter Steimel, Jr. has joined the firm’s Washington, DC office as a partner in the Advanced Media and Technology Department. Steimel joins from Greenberg Traurig’s Washington office where he was a shareholder. Earlier in his career, he worked as an attorney with the Federal Communications Commission and as counsel to the Chair of the Texas Public Utility Commission.

Steimel focuses his practice on domestic and international communications, information technology and related high technology issues, First and Fifth Amendment, privacy and intellectual property matters. His scope of practice includes administrative law, counseling, transactional support and litigation in these areas. He has represented clients before the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Food and Drug Administration, Customs Service, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, state and federal courts, and various state regulatory agencies.

“We are always looking for top lateral hires to further enhance our technology expertise, particularly in the areas of wireless and mobile, and we have invested in expanding our Advanced Media and Technology Department, as this area continues to impact more and more of our clients’ business,” said Loeb & Loeb Co-Chairman Michael Beck. “Walt will be a great complement to the group and we welcome him to the firm.”

“Our expansion into the DC market allows us the opportunity to attract talented attorneys, like Walt, who bring first-hand government experience that will provide our clients with added insight and value,” said Loeb & Loeb Co-Chairman John Frankenheimer.

Steimel’s practice is committed to the representation of new entrants and competitive enterprises in the communications, information technology and e-commerce marketplace. He is a frequent lecturer and writer on various legal topics within his specialties, and on the operation of and participation in the United States political system.

“Loeb & Loeb has built an impressive practice that addresses a wide array of issues in the advanced media field,” said Steimel. “I am excited to grow my practice here and be a part of Loeb’s continued leadership in the space.”

Steimel earned his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law where he was Notes and Comments Editor for the Texas International Law Journal, and a member of the Phi Delta Phi honors society. He earned his B.B.A., cum laude, from Texas Christian University where he received University Honors and was a member of the Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Beta Gamma Sigma (Business), and Mortar Board honors societies.

Loeb & Loeb’s Advanced Media and Technology department delivers a comprehensive approach to anticipating, analyzing and addressing the many legal issues facing domestic and foreign companies as they employ and adapt advertising, advanced media and technology to meet their strategic goals. Encompassing five of the firm’s highly regarded practice areas – Advertising and Promotions; Advanced Media; Marketing and Advertising Regulatory; Privacy, Security and Data Optimization; and Technology and Outsourcing – the group is uniquely positioned to address a broad range of cross-functional issues that companies face as they compete in today’s global markets.

Loeb & Loeb LLP is a multi-service law firm with more than 300 attorneys focusing on select practice areas, rather than endeavoring to be all things to all clients. Winner of the 2010 Chambers Award for Excellence in Media, the firm is recognized as a leading law firm in the areas of advanced media; bankruptcy, restructuring and creditors’ rights; business litigation; energy; entertainment; finance; intellectual property; mergers and acquisitions; real estate; securities; technology; and tax and wealth services. Loeb & Loeb has five domestic offices in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, Nashville and Washington, DC, as well as a representative office in Beijing serving a rapidly growing number of Asian clients. For more information please visit www.loeb.com

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