Charles D. Ferris: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Charles D. Ferris

Phone202.434.7301

Peer Rating
 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

Client Rating

Featured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer IconFeatured AV Peer Review Rated Lawyer Icon
Printer Friendly VersionEmail this PageDownload to My Outlook ContactsAdd lawyer to My FavoritesCompare this lawyer to other lawyers in your favorites

Experience & Credentials Ratings & Reviews
 

Practice Areas

  • Communications
     
    Contact InfoTelephone: 202.434.7301
    Fax: 202-434-7400
    Internet: Each Attorney's Internet Address takes the following form: first initial, last name @mintz.com (e.g., rmintz@mintz.com)

    http://www.mintz.com/professionals/detail/name/charles-d-ferris
     
    University Boston College, B.A.
     
    Law SchoolBoston College, J.D.
     
    Admitted1961, Massachusetts; 1969, District of Columbia
     
    Memberships 

    • Member, District of Columbia Bar Association

     
    Biography

    Charlie is Chair of the firm's Federal Law Practice. He focuses primarily on communications and federal relations law.

    He was chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from October 1977 until April 1981. Under his administration, the FCC established many of the policies followed today in telecommunications services, cable, and broadcasting. It also opened new competitive markets for common carrier firms and ended monopoly offerings of many telecommunications services, replacing traditional regulatory restraints with structural remedies to further competition in communications markets.

    As FCC chairman, he worked closely with his counterparts in other countries on international telecommunications matters, and many of the policies adopted during his tenure at the FCC served as models for later developments in Europe and the Far East.

    Before serving on the FCC, Charlie worked initially as a trial lawyer at the Department of Justice, and from 1963 to 1977 as chief counsel to the US Senate Majority and chief counsel to Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield. He also served as general counsel to House Speaker Thomas P. O'Neill Jr. in 1977.

    Charlie co-authoredCable Television Law: A Video Communications Practice Guide, a three-volume legal treatise dealing with new communications technologies.

    During law school, he was a member of theBoston College Law Review. He received an honorary doctorate from Boston College in 1978.

    Newsroom

    • Charles D. Ferris to Participate in Former Members of Congress/National Archives Panel Discussion on Civil Rights Act of 1964, (11.01.2013)

    • Sixty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2014 Edition, (08.15.2013)

    • Sixty Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2013 Edition, (08.24.2012)

    • Forty-Three Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2012 Edition, (09.06.2011)

    • Thirty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2011 Edition, (08.11.2010)

    • Thirty-One Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010 Edition, (07.31.2009)

    • Twenty-Nine Mintz Levin Attorneys Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2009 Edition, (01.21.2009)

    • Three Mintz Levin Members Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, (03.24.2008)

    • Chambers USA Names 19 Mintz Levin Attorneys Leaders in Their Fields for 2007, (06.15.2007)

    • Four Mintz Levin Members Named Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, (04.11.2007)

    Recognitions & Awards


    Best Lawyers in America: Communications Law (2006 - 2014)
    Chambers USA: District of Columbia - Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite (2004 - 2007)
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

     
    ISLN907454920
     


    View Ratings & Reviews
    Profile Visibility
    #4,602 in weekly profile views out of 49,011 lawyers in Washington, District of Columbia
    #197,503 in weekly profile views out of 1,539,846 total lawyers Overall

    Office Information

    Charles D. Ferris

    701 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
    WashingtonDC 20004-2608




    Loading...
     

    Professional Networking for Legal Professionals Only

    Quickly and easily expand your professional
    network - join the premier global network for legal professionals only. It's powered by the
    Martindale-Hubbell database - over 1,000,000 lawyers strong.
    Join Now