- Business Law
- Media & Telecommunications
- Cloud Computing & Managed IT Services
- Wireless & Satellite
|University ||Pomona College, B.S., 1978|
|Law School||American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 1983|
|Admitted||1985, Maryland; 1996, District of Columbia|
Federal Communications Bar Association
D.C. Bar Computer and Telecommunications Law Section
|Born||Santa Monica, California, September 9, 1956|
Lawrence (Larry) Freedman is a partner in the Firm's Business Law Department. Larry has practiced law for over twenty years. Substantial experience with issues under evolving communications laws as a result of cutting edge work on behalf of competitive telecommunications companies around the US and the world highlights his legal background. Larry's telecommunications practice focuses on serving clients in transactions, as well as regulatory and dispute resolution matters before state public regulatory commissions, the Federal Communications Commission, and other arenas, and in many respects as a strategic quarterback for parties in the competitive telecommunications area who require the development and implementation of a legal and regulatory strategy.
Larry has advised clients on the development and implementation of a cloud computing strategy. He has assisted clients on a full range of strategic, contractual, and regulatory compliance issues (including data privacy and security issues) associated with the development and deployment of a cloud computing strategy. He currently leads the Firm's Cloud Computing Group.
He has also developed and led a practice area specializing in issues relating to wired communities and the nexus between telecommunications and real estate and community development. This turned into one of the country's pioneering law practices focused in these areas, including, innovative transactions to facilitate fiber to the home.
Before Edwards Wildman
Mr. Freedman was born and raised in Southern California. He played varsity football in high school and college and wrote and edited the student newspaper in college and law school. He attended law school in the evening division while working for the American Bar Association in the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) field as a staff intern, and staff counsel. He wrote numerous articles and publications and participated in many nationwide trainings and conference presentations on ADR.
Mr. Freedman took a sabbatical from his law practice to hold the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer of WorldNet Telecommunications Inc., a competitive telecommunications company founded in 1996 and headquartered in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Mr. Freedman, as WorldNet's President and CEO, was responsible for the overall strategic direction and management of WorldNet's telecommunications business and 200 employees. Mr. Freedman successfully led WorldNet in three core missions to (a) deploy a state of the art network (including an internet protocol/ broadband central switch, a state of the art network operating center, and over 50 remote offices throughout Puerto Rico), (b) develop a sophisticated financial budgeting and forecasting system, and (c) implement an innovative sales and marketing strategy reflecting both new ideas for this market as well as the best practices of telecommunications companies worldwide. WorldNet, during Mr. Freedman's leadership, earned recognition as one of the 20 Best Employers, and, the Zenith Award from the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce as Best Telecommunications Carrier in Puerto Rico.
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FCC Seeks Comment on Proposed Net Neutrality Rules and Title II Reclassification
Seth A. Davidson,Lawrence R. Freedman,Craig A. Gilley,Arthur H. Harding, May 23, 2014
On May 15, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (“NPRM”) aimed at adopting new Net Neutrality rules to replace those struck down by the D.C. Circuit in January. The NPRM proposes to enhance the Transparency rule that the court left in place, readopt the No-Blocking rule that...
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