Richard is an associate in the Business Law Department in our Newport Beach office. Richard currently concentrates his practice in the area of telecommunications transactional work, litigation, regulatory representation, and strategic counseling.
· Richard has negotiated and arbitrated numerous interconnection agreements on behalf of competitive telecommunications providers in multiple jurisdictions across the country.
· Richard has drafted and filed numerous regulatory compliance and advocacy filings with the Federal Communications Commission and numerous state regulatory commissions on behalf of competitive telecommunications providers.
· Richard has represented competitive telecommunications providers and other clients in litigation before numerous federal district courts, five federal circuit courts of appeal, and the United States Supreme Court
Before Edwards Wildman
Richard began his legal career focusing on appellate litigation in a large Washington, DC law firm. Over the past decade, Richard has transitioned his focus to the representation, counseling, and assistance of competitive telecommunications providers.
Besides Edwards Wildman
Richard enjoys sports and movies. Richard also enjoys adventure travel and high-altitude mountaineering, with successful ascents of Mt. McKinley (Alaska), Mt. Rainier (Washington), Mt. Whitney (California), Mt. Kilimanjaro (Tanzania), Aconcagua (Argentina), Cho Oyu (Tibet), and a number of Colorado "Fourteeners."
News & Publications
October 12, 2012, Edwards Wildman's Larry Freedman and Richard Davis Author Article on Communications Companies' Use of Cloud Computing in New Jersey Lawyer
February 2012, Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - FCC Clarifies Long Distance Service Quality Requirements in Rural Areas and High-Cost Areas
February 2012, Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - FCC Enacts Comprehensive Reform of Lifeline Program for Low-Income Telecommunications Consumers
February 21, 2012, Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - USF/ICC Clarifications
October 11, 2011, Edwards Wildman Client Advisory - Controversial Net Neutrality Rules Set to Go Into Effect on November 20
June 2011, Client Advisory - Ninth Circuit Rules that Restrictions on Compensation for ISP-Bound Traffic Apply to Traffic Exchanged between Competitors
June 2011, Client Advisory - Supreme Court Rules that Incumbents Must Provide "Entrance Facilities" to Competitors at Cost-Based Rates
May 2011, Client Advisory - FCC Proposes Network Outage Reporting for Interconnected VoIP and Broadband Internet Service Providers
April 2011, Client Advisory - Michigan Bell Interconnection Cases
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