THE FIRM Mayer Brown has longstanding expertise in the communications field and its litigation team has an excellent reputation as a standout group among peers. Lawyers regularly appear before the FCC on behalf of clients in a range of disputes. The team is heavily involved in the representation of major client AT&T in a range of nationwide class actions.
Sources say: "Mayer Brown provides the highest quality of legal services."
KEY INDIVIDUALS Theodore Livingston is universally regarded as "a very fine lawyer," with sources praising his speed and efficiency on complex tasks. He has recently represented AT&T in disputes with competitors over wholesale access. His practice incorporates commercial and regulatory litigation, along with appellate work.
Experienced practitioner Dennis Friedman is praised for his "exceptional skills as a litigator and strategist." Clients value the depth of knowledge he brings in regulatory and commercial matters. Recent highlights include acting for AT&T in a suit against a competitor over access charge avoidance.
Hans Germann is an expert trial and appellate litigator, appearing in both state and federal courts. Fellow practioners comment on his stellar work product and note his experience in the regulatory field. AT&T retained him to pursue its applications to contract wireless communication.
Peers and clients alike are impressed with Christian Binnig's technical acumen. He specializes in communications litigation on behalf of major industry players. He has handled legal and regulatory issues for AT&T.
Tyson Covey's telecommunications litigation practice goes from strength to strength. He is singled out for praise by peers, who recognize the quality of his work. Clients describe him as "a great writer who is very timely and creative in approaching a problem."
Communications and appellate litigator Demetrios Metropoulos is noted by sources for the dedication and expertise he brings to business-critical issues. He is singled out as an excellent writer and applauded for his skilled crafting of arguments. He recently defended AT&T against putative class actions and is known by clients as a "very thorough and engaged" practitioner.
John Muench is a seasoned telecommunications litigator with notable experience in class actions. Peers remark upon the intelligence and strength of his practice. In the past year he has advised AT&T on the rates paid for access to local carrier networks.