Phillip R. Marchesiello, IT Partner, Management Committee Member

Long Bio  |   Phillip R. Marchesiello joined the firm as a partner in 2011 after more than 13 years in private practice with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. He represents media and communications companies with respect to a variety of transactional, regulatory compliance, licensing, and policy matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), state public utility commissions, and foreign telecommunications agencies.

Mr. Marchesiello represents companies in enterprise-level commercial technology transactions, including telecommunications services agreements, hardware purchases and leases, software licensing, and information technology agreements. He also has assisted numerous radio and television broadcast companies, as well as cable and wireless companies, to negotiate and secure FCC approval of various media and wireless transactions. He particularly focuses on structuring transactions involving institutional investors and private equity funds to comply with the FCC’s multiple ownership and foreign ownership requirements. 

In addition, Mr. Marchesiello represents a wide variety of communications companies, in sectors such as equipment manufacturing, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), inmate calling services, high speed communications links, submarine cables, and Mobile Satellite Service (MSS), before the FCC with respect to transactional matters, policy advocacy and licensing and compliance matters.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Marchesiello was a partner at an Am Law 100 international law firm.

 Recipient, Best Lawyers - Communications Law — 2020

Washington, DC Super Lawyers — 2013-2019




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Virginia, 2001
District of Columbia, 1999
Maryland, 1997


J.D. magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center, 1997
B.A. (Economics) cum laude, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1994


Communications & Video Accessibility
Corporate & Commercial Transactions
International & Satellite Communications
Internet of Things
Media Content & Distribution
Wired Communications
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