Abraham J. Shanedling



Abraham Shanedling is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Mr. Shanedling represents clients in complex litigation and technical regulatory matters across various industries, including communications regulatory issues and disputes for communications sector clients. Mr. Shanedling has represented clients before federal and state courts across the country as well as federal and state administrative agencies. He has honed his litigation skills regarding every aspect of a case, with matters ranging from multi-district products liability litigation and commercial disputes to government investigations and enforcement actions.

Mr. Shanedling currently represents cable operators and other broadband providers in matters involving communications law issues. This includes issues related to municipal franchising (including franchise renewal and transfers of control), franchise fees, fees in support of Public, Educational and Governmental (“PEG”) channels, institutional networks, access to rights-of-way, pole attachments, infrastructure deployment, and a host of related issues.

At Sheppard Mullin, Mr. Shanedling serves on the pro bono committee and is actively involved in various pro bono matters, including representation of asylum seekers.

Mr. Shanedling previously served as a law clerk with the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and as a legal intern in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Aside from his practice, Mr. Shanedling is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on Legal Research, Analysis and Writing.


•Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award, 2015


•Secured dismissal of all claims brought against government defense/robotics contractor for defamation, tortious interference with contractual relationships, civil conspiracy, and unfair competition. Robo-Team NA, Inc. v. Endeavor Robotics, 313 F. Supp. 3d 19 (D.D.C. 2018)

•Successfully represented the Louisiana Cable & Telecommunications Association in negotiating settlement of claims brought by electric utility company before the Louisiana Public Service Commission regarding pole attachment rental rates. See In re: Complaint and Petition for Declaratory Ruling on Proper Formula for the Pole Attachment Rental Rate Under Louisiana Public Service Commission Order Dated September 4, 2014, Docket No. U-34688 (La. Pub. Serv. Comm’n filed 2017)

•Represented national cable operator in defeating a request for a temporary restraining order and a motion to remand, and securing voluntary dismissal of breach of contract action brought by landowner in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. See Smalley v. Charter Commc’ns Holding Co., LLC, 2017 WL 7520467 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 10, 2017); 2017 WL 2335518 (N.D. Tex. May 26, 2017)


•How a Consumer Group’s Cybersecurity Initiative Could Shape the Market
Morning Consult , June 12, 2017
•“Removing Weapons of Mass Destruction From the World’s Most Volatile Region: How to Achieve a WMD-Free Zone in the Middle East ,” 46 Georgetown Journal of International Law 315 (2014)

Class Action Defense Strategy Blog Posts

• Second Circuit Affirms “Snap” Removal Practice, March 29, 2019

FCC Law Blog Posts

• FCC Seeks “Large Step” Toward Advancing Broadband Infrastructure Goals With Draft One-Touch Make-Ready Order, July 16, 2017

Media Mentions

•Appeal Of Charter’s Exit From Tower Suit Premature: 7th Circ.
Law360 , April 5, 2019
•Time Warner Tells Texas Justices Utility's Fees Discriminatory
Law360 , January 24, 2019

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Cybersecurity
  • Government Contracts, Investigations & International Trade
  • Public Policy and Government Affairs
  • Communications

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.747.2644  Phone
202.747.3921  Fax
University Attended:
University of Wisconsin, B.A., honors, 2009
Law School Attended:
Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., cum laude, 2015
Year of First Admission:
2015, District of Columbia; United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Maryland


•American Bar Association
•Federal Communications Bar Association
•Bar Association of the District of Columbia


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