Albert J. Catalano

Albert J. Catalano: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
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Albert Catalano has 30 years of experience in telecommunications regulatory and legislative matters, domestic and international joint ventures, litigation, and transactions involving communications, properties and investments. Mr. Catalano’s practice focuses on public safety, broadband and wireless communications and he frequently advises clients in matters related to FirstNet and the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network. He is experienced in spectrum relocation proceedings, FCC auctions, international and domestic satellite issues, equipment certifications, enforcement issues, technology transfer and licensing.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Catalano served as legal counsel with the Federal Communications Commission on wireless communications, information transfer, technology developments, licensing issues and international satellite matters. Mr. Catalano represented the Private Radio Bureau in enforcement proceedings before Administrative Law Judges. He participated in major rulemaking proceedings involving spectrum and regulations dealing with commercial, private and public safety operations.

Mr. Catalano has worked with foreign partners and governments in the Netherlands, Russia, Italy, and other countries.


•Oct 19, 2018 Al Catalano to Attend IAEM Annual Conference
•Oct 18, 2018 Al Catalano Presents Telecommunications - an overview of federal law for municipalities: Funding opportunities; Infrastructure; Spectrum
•Aug 05, 2018 Al Catalano Presents Datacasting Before Technical and Communications Committees
•Jun 05, 2018 Al Catalano to Attend 2018 PSCR Public Safety Broadband Stakeholder Meeting
•May 09, 2018 Al Catalano to Attend U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Science and Technology Video Quality in Public Safety (VQiPS) Workshop
•May 01, 2018 Al Catalano to Attend Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International 2018 Broadband Summit
•Apr 22, 2018 Al Catalano Presents on Small Cells-5G and on FirstNet


•Mar 12, 2015 Webinar: Utilities and the National Emergency Communications Plan
•Jan 13, 2015 Webinar: Opportunities for Electric Utilities and Oil & Gas Companies to Use FirstNet’s Public Safety Broadband Network
•Jun 03, 2014 Al Catalano and Wes Wright Attending PSCR Conference


•View Telecom Business Alerts
•Oct 16, 2018 Small Cells - Big Win for Wireless Industry Deployment of 5G Infrastructure
•Aug 21, 2018 Let’s Make A Deal - 5G and Model Agreements
•Sep 06, 2017 Has FirstNet Rebranded AT & T’s Network as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network?
•Jun 29, 2017 States Deserve A Complete Picture In Evaluating FirstNet/AT&T Coverage Plans
•Mar 08, 2017 Better Way Forward for FirstNet?
•Oct 17, 2016 Will Your State Be Ready When FirstNet’s Plan Arrives?
•Sep 26, 2016 FirstNet Doesn’t Deserve The Criticism But Let’s Not Start The Victory Parade Just Yet

Areas of Practice (1)

  • Telecommunications

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.434.4207  Phone
202.434.4646  Fax
University Attended:
St. John's University, B.S., magna cum laude, 1975
Law School Attended:
Temple School of Law, J.D., 1978
Year of First Admission:
1979, New York; 1978, Pennsylvania; 1984, District of Columbia


•Federal Communications Bar Association
Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO)
American Bar Association


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