Jack Richards: Lawyer with Keller and Heckman LLP

Jack Richards

Partner
Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202.434.4210

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Practice Areas

  • Telecommunications
     
    University Pennsylvania State University, B.A., with distinctions, 1972
     
    Law SchoolPenn State, Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1975
     
    Admitted1975, Pennsylvania; 1988, District of Columbia
     
    Memberships 

    Membership

    Federal Communication Bar Association

     
    Biography

    Prior to joining Keller and Heckman in 1986, Jack Richards served for 10 years as an attorney before the Federal Communications Commission, where he held senior policy and management positions; including Legal Assistant to Commissioner Mimi Dawson; Chief of the Enforcement Branch; and Chief of the Rules Branch, Land Mobile and Microwave Division of the Private Radio (now Wireless Telecommunications) Bureau.

    Mr. Richards represents petroleum and natural gas companies, electric utilities, commercial wireless service providers, mobile radio and microwave operators, trade associations and others at the FCC and elsewhere on licensing, regulatory and telecommunications transactional matters.

    He serves as counsel to the American Petroleum Institute on telecommunications matters before the FCC and as the General Counsel of ENTELEC, the Energy, Telecommunications and Electrical Association.

    His clients also include the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative, which he has represented before the FCC since 1986. In 1992, he assisted NRTC in negotiating an Agreement with DIRECTV for the distribution of DIRECTV Direct Broadcast Satellite service, leading to the nation's first successful launch of DBS service. In 2003, he represented NRTC in obtaining FCC approval for NRTC and others to invest in WildBlue Communications, which provides the country's first Ka-band broadband satellite service. He also assists NRTC in managing its 220 MHz wireless system and in other telecommunications projects.

    Mr. Richards works with investor owned electric utilities and rural electric cooperatives on a variety of pole attachment matters, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating pole attachment and joint use agreements. In 2004, he served as Project Manager in preparing a Sample Pole Attachment Agreement for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association that was distributed to all of its rural electric utility members. Previously, he served as Project Manager in preparing a Telecommunications Source book for NRECA, entitled The New Telecommunications Environment: Opportunities for Electric Cooperatives.

    Mr. Richards is AV PreeminentTM Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

    News

    Dec 17, 2009 Keller and Heckman Featured in Legal Counsel for the Elderly Fall 2009 Newsletter
    Nov 08, 2010 Partner Jack Richards Quoted in Article on Pole Attachment Rules
    Dec 06, 2010 Partner Jack Richards Discusses Narrowbanding Deadlines in this Week's K&H Telecom Video Minute
    Jan 10, 2011 Partner David Reader Discusses Telecommunications Transactions in this Week's Telecom Video Minute
    Mar 07, 2011 Partner Jack Richards Discusses Telecom Alert Survey Results and Future Topics in this Week's Telecom Video Minute
    Apr 05, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Quoted in Communications Daily
    Apr 11, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Analyze the FCC's Order in the Pole Attachment Proceeding in This Week's Telecom Video Minute
    May 26, 2011 Jack Richards, Doug Jarrett, Greg Kunkle, and Tracy Marshall Present Washington Roundtable Report
    Jun 20, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Discuss Updates on Pole Attachments in This Week's Telecom Video Minute
    Sep 19, 2011 Partners Jack Richards and Tom Magee Discuss Upcoming Pole Attachment Webinar in this Week's Video Minute
    Oct 03, 2011 Partners Eric Gotting and Jack Richards Discuss Fracking in this Week's Video Minute
    Jan 20, 2012 Updates in FCC's Pole Attachment Proceeding
    May 17, 2012 Partners Jack Richards, Doug Jarrett, Greg Kunkle, and Tracy Marshall to Present Washington Roundtable Report at 2012 ENTELEC Conference
    May 09, 2012 Partner Jack Richards to Participate on Legal Panel at Heartland Joint Use Conference
    May 24, 2012 Keller and Heckman Partners Jack Richards and Thomas Magee to Conduct NRECA Sponsored Webinar
    Jun 29, 2012 Keller and Heckman Files Second Request for Expedited Action with the FCC
    Apr 09, 2013 Keller and Heckman Attorneys to Attend and Speak at ENTELEC Spring Conference
    Jun 18, 2013 Keller and Heckman's Attorneys Recognized for Pro Bono Efforts
    Sep 18, 2013 Jack Richards, Dawn Livingston, and Wes Wright Will Attend the ENTELEC Fall Meeting
    Dec 27, 2013 Jack Richards Authors Article on The Spectrum Disconnect at the FCC in Pipeline & Gas Journal
    Nov 12, 2013 Keller and Heckman Partners Jack Richards and Greg Kunkle Author Article for Radio Resource Magazine
    Jan 08, 2013 Jack Richards Authors Article for Radio Resource Magazine
    Mar 20, 2013 Jack Richards Authors Article for UTC Journal - Special Edition
    Jun 20, 2014 Lincoln Assassination Tour for Summer Associates
    May 05, 2014 Jack Richards Named 2014 Super Lawyer

    Events

    Jul 27, 2007 New Attachments, 2007 Joint Use and Rights-of-Way Conference
    Sep 24, 2007 Western Energy Institute 2007 Joint Use Meeting
    Nov 07, 2007 Pole Attachment Regulatory Update
    Oct 09, 2007 Pole Attachments: The Utility Side
    Apr 09, 2008 Energy Telecommunications and Electrical Association
    Apr 29, 2009 ENTELEC 2009 Conference and Expo
    Jul 07, 2009 FCC Enforcement: How Utilities Can Avoid Costly Fines Webinar
    Apr 13, 2010 ENTELEC 2010 Conference and Expo
    May 24, 2011 ENTELEC 2011 Conference and Expo
    Oct 04, 2011 Register Today! - Pole Attachment Strategies for Electric Utilities Webinar (October 4, 2011)
    May 15, 2012 ENTELEC 2012 Conference and Expo
    Jan 17, 2013 Registration is Closed - A Keller and Heckman Webinar Assessing Pole Attachment Appeal
    Apr 17, 2014 FCC Continues Tower Enforcement: K&H Webinar - Know Your Tower ABCs

    Articles

    View Telecom Business Alerts

    Mar 31, 2014 Pole Attachment Jurisdiction, Private Broadband, FCC Fees

    Jan 13, 2014 Telecom Predictions for 2014 -- Vol XI Issue 2

    Dec 27, 2013 Jack Richards Authors Article on The Spectrum Disconnect at the FCC in Pipeline & Gas Journal

    Dec 23, 2013 Happy Holidays! -- Volume X, Issue 52

    Oct 01, 2013 SPECIAL TELECOM ALERT: Government Shutdown Now In Effect

    Nov 08, 2010 FDA Due Diligence - An Ounce of Prevention...

    Sep 13, 2010 The Oil and Gas Industry, Radio Spectrum, and The FCC

     
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    Office Information

    Jack Richards

    Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W.
    WashingtonDC 20001




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