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Markham Erickson

Steptoe & Johnson LLP

Steptoe & Johnson LLP is noted for its work on high-profile regulatory matters, as well as for its ability to pull together interdisciplinary teams and its ‘invaluable‘ policy awareness. A key recent mandate for the internet-focused firm was its representation of several clients in petitioning the FCC to reverse its Restoring Internet Freedom Order. ‘Extremely savvy‘ practice head Markham Erickson and ‘very responsive and organized‘ associate Georgios Leris represented lead petitioners Mozilla and INCOMPAS, while internet law and new technologies specialist Pantelis Michalopoulos, alongside associate Travis West, advised additional petitioners Etsy and the Coalition for Internet Openness. Michalopoulos is also assisting Dish Network with its opposition to the merger of Sprint and T-Mobile, and with its expansion into Cuba, and is assisting Iota in wireless licensing matters crucial to its Internet of Things services. Erickson works with key client Netflix on various regulatory matters, including representation before the FCC concerning regulations applied to over-the-top video services. Other key names in the practice include of counsel Christopher Bjornson, who advocates for clients before both national and international regulatory bodies, and former FCC general counsel Jonathan Sallet, who also brings to bear significant experience in antitrust and internet law.