Russell H. Fox: Lawyer with Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

Russell H. Fox


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Practice Areas

  • Communications
  • Wireless Communications
  • Satellite Communications
  • Technology
  • Health Information Technology & Electronic Health Records
  • Telecommunications Antitrust
  • Communications & Data Centers
Contact InfoTelephone: 202.434.7483
Fax: 202-434-7400
University University of Rochester, B.A., 1978
Law SchoolDuke University, J.D., 1981
Admitted1981, District of Columbia

Professional & Community Involvement
•Member, Federal Communications Bar Association
•fellow, Radio Club of America


With over 30 years in the wireless telecommunications industry, Russell is among the most experienced wireless communications attorneys in the country.

Before joining the firm, Russell was a partner and head of the telecommunications department in the Washington office of a major Chicago-based law firm, where he represented users and providers of telecommunications services and equipment. Previously, he was the executive director and president of the American SMR Network Association, Inc., where he established offices of a national trade association representing a segment of the wireless telecommunications industry.

Russell has extensive experience evaluating wireless telecommunications opportunities, structuring transactions involving the purchase, financing, or sale of wireless telecommunications systems, handling regulatory and legislative matters before federal and state authorities, and dealing with licensing matters before the Federal Communications Commission.

He has assisted clients that have successfully secured regulatory approvals necessary for clients to offer new telecommunications services and products.

• Mintz Levin Attorney Russell H. Fox to Speak at International Municipal Signal Association Annual Conference, (07.24.2014)
• Mintz Levin Attorney Russell H. Fox to Speak at 2013 mHealth Summit, (12.09.2013)
• Mintz Levin Represents Lowell General Hospital in Merger with Saints Medical Center, (07.10.2012)
• Quoted in Tax Law Facilitates Wireless Use of Easements, Federal Buildings, Above Ground Level Bulletin (03.20.2012)
• Quoted in FCC's 911 Mobile Upgrade Equally Important for Hospitals, First Responders, Fierce Mobile Healthcare (08.15.2011)

• Co-author, FCC Releases Declaratory Ruling Clarifying and Expanding the Reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Communications Advisory (07.17.2015)
• Co-author, FCC Modifies Cost Recovery Rules for Medical Device Tests and Proposes Greater Access to MedRadio Bands for Testing, Medical Device Advisory (07.13.2015)
• Author, The Incentive Auction and FirstNet Funding, Mission Critical Communications (10.08.2014)
• Co-author, FirstNet's Funding Rate Relies on Auctions, Mission Critical Communications (04.2014)
• Author, How Upcoming Auctions Affect the LMR Industry, MissionCritical Communications (01.22.2014)
• Co-author, FCC Explores Opportunities to Expedite Deployment of Wireless Broadband Facilities, Wireless Communications Advisory (10.14.2013)
• Author, The Search for Spectrum, MissionCritical Communications (07.2013)
• Author, FCC Provides Guidance on Tower Site Collocation, Communications Advisory (01.29.2013)
• FCC Establishes New Healthcare Connect Fund, Communications Advisory (01.04.2013)
• Author, FCC Will Work to Implement mHealth Task Force Report, Communications Advisory (10.02.2012)
• Author, What's Next for LightSquared?, MissionCritical Communications (08.01.2012)
• Author, FCC Seeks Comments on Converged Communications and Health Care Devices; Schedules Public Meeting, Health IT Alert (06.18.2010)
• Author, FCC Seeks Comments on AHA Proposal To Use Amateur Radio Stations in Emergency Preparedness Drills, mHealth Alert (03.09.2010)
• Co-author, Text4baby: Texting Health Messages to Pregnant Women and New Moms, mHealth Alert (02.16.2010)
• Co-author, Communications and Health Care Article: Radio Frequency Medical Devices at the Intersection of FCC, FDA and Privacy Concerns, Update Magazine (04.03.2007)

Speaking Engagements
• Panelist, The Policy Pillars of mHealth: Examining Various Policy Perspectives, 2013 mHealth Summit, HIMSS Media, National Harbor, MD (12.09.2013)
• Moderator, Small Cell, DAS, Wi-Fi -- the New Wireless Frontier, 2013 AGL Regional Conference, Above Ground Level Media Group, Newton, MA (11.05.2013)
• Speaker, Update on the Broadcast Incentive Auction, Spectrum and Wireless Strategies, Law Seminars International, Washington, DC (07.22.2013)
• Speaker, FCC Regulation of Wireless Communications Systems: An Update for Hotel and Gaming Venues, Mintz Levin, Las Vegas, NV (03.11.2010)

Recognitions & Awards
•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent


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FCC Releases Declaratory Ruling Clarifying and Expanding the Reach of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act
Paul D. Abbott,Radhika U. Bhat,Ernest C. Cooper,Russell H. Fox, July 30, 2015
On July 10, 2015 the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) released a Declaratory Ruling and Order clarifying its interpretation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and expanding its reach.

FCC Modifies Cost Recovery Rules for Medical Device Tests and Proposes Greater Access to MedRadio Bands for Testing
Russell H. Fox,Stephen J. Wang, July 15, 2015
On July 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order modifying its rules covering Experimental Radio Service (“ERS”) licenses, which permit research and testing of radio equipment. Notably, the FCC clarified that some cost...

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Russell H. Fox

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


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