Gregory E. Kunkle

Gregory E. Kunkle: Attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Partner at Keller and Heckman LLP
  • Suite 500 West, 1001 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001
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Gregory Kunkle practices in the area of telecommunications, with an emphasis on assisting corporate clients and trade associations with various legal and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission.

Mr. Kunkle regularly counsels critical infrastructure companies, such as electric utilities, oil and gas companies, and railroads, public safety agencies, and commercial providers regarding FCC wireless licensing and compliance issues. He assists clients in identifying and acquiring wireless spectrum through a variety of means, including spectrum leasing, purchase and sale of licenses, and the FCC's auction process. His spectrum acquisition practice spans all of the FCC’s wireless frequency allocations, including the 220 MHz band, AMTS (217/219 MHz), VHF/UHF Part 22 Paging, the 1.4 GHz band, Part 90 800/900 MHz bands, MAS, the 2.5 GHz EBS/BRS band, and the 700 MHz band.

Mr. Kunkle counsels clients that become involved in the FCC's enforcement process including by responding to and vigorously defending against complaints and investigations and, where appropriate, negotiating settlements with the Commission.

His practice also involves supporting companies seeking equipment authorizations before the FCC as well as license-exempt operation under part 15 of the FCC’s rules.

Prior to joining Keller and Heckman, Mr. Kunkle was an attorney at a boutique Washington, DC telecommunications law firm where he counseled a wide range of clients including wireless and wireline service providers (e.g., resellers and prepaid providers), with FCC compliance issues. Mr. Kunkle assisted carrier clients with complex compliance matters before the FCC including issues regarding USF, slamming, enhanced services and related issues and aided a variety of clients, including carriers and end users, with transactional matters.

Mr. Kunkle is a frequent speaker on wireless regulatory issues at major telecommunications conferences throughout the United States and contributes regularly to industry publications.

Mr. Kunkle is the President of the Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC) and a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.


•View Telecom Business Alerts
•Oct 25, 2016 Greg Kunkle Authors Article FCC Cracks Down on Part 22 Construction Requirements
•Jan 28, 2016 Partner Greg Kunkle Authors Article on Law360: FCC Aims High With Spectrum Policy In 2016
•Sep 15, 2014 The Energy Industry Deserves Adequate Spectrum Resources
•Mar 31, 2014 Pole Attachment Jurisdiction, Private Broadband, FCC Fees
•Jan 13, 2014 Telecom Predictions for 2014 -- Vol XI Issue 2
•Oct 01, 2013 SPECIAL TELECOM ALERT: Government Shutdown Now In Effect
•Aug 05, 2013 Greg Kunkle and David Reader Author Article on the FCC's Mergers and Acquisition Review Process


•Jul 19, 2017 Webinar: 2017 Spectrum Secondary Markets Update
•May 02, 2017 The Connected Product Intensive: A Framework for Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management Roundtable
•Feb 16, 2017 Webinar: 2017 Spectrum Update
•Nov 10, 2016 KH Telecommunications Group to Attend UTC Summit
•Feb 11, 2016 Webinar: 2016 Spectrum Update
•Nov 12, 2014 Webinar: Spectrum Acquisition for Critical Infrastructure Companies
•Jul 29, 2014 Webinar: FCC Signal Booster Rules and Challenges in Implementing Solutions to Ensure Building-Wide Wireless Reception


•May 14, 2018 Greg Kunkle, Wes Wright, Tim Doughty and Kathleen Slattery to Attend ENTELEC Conference & Expo 2018
•May 07, 2018 Greg Kunkle, Tom Magee, Wes Wright and Tim Doughty Will Attend UTC Telecom and Technology 2018
•Mar 05, 2018 Wes Wright and Tim Doughty to Present Seven Key Updates for NG911
•Dec 07, 2017 Telecom Team Members to Attend FCBA Chairman's Dinner
•Nov 07, 2017 Doug Jarrett and Greg Kunkle Will Present Hands-On Workshop: Get Acquainted With the CAF II Reverse Auction
•Oct 16, 2017 Doug Jarrett, Greg Kunkle, Al Catalano and Kathleen Slattery Attend FCBA New Commissioner Reception
•Oct 05, 2017 Greg Kunkle and Wes Wright to Present ENTELEC Fall Seminar Series: Washington Roundtable
•May 08, 2017 Greg Kunkle and Tim Doughty to Attend UTC Telecom and Technology Conference and Expo 2017

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Business Counseling and Transactional
  • Telecommunications
  • Trade and Professional Associations

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
202.434.4178  Phone
202.434.4646  Fax
University Attended:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1996
Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2001
Year of First Admission:
2001, Virginia; 2007, District of Columbia


•Federal Communications Bar Association
Land Mobile Communications Council (LMCC)
American Bar Association


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