Paul Besozzi concentrates his practice in the wireless, broadband and emerging technology areas. His extensive experience of more than 30 years in the telecommunications field includes regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation matters for clients ranging from wireless service and infrastructure providers to resellers of long-distance service, including cellular, personal communications services, specialized mobile radio, point-to-point microwave, advanced wireless services and other emerging wireless technologies.
Paul represents clients before the federal and state regulatory and policy-making agencies and organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Congress and state public service commissions, in matters relating to rulemaking, ratemaking, licensing, adjudication, enforcement, compliance and grant opportunities, such as those that were available under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
He also specializes in advising clients on regulatory compliance, enforcement, rulemaking and legislative issues relating to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the Junk Fax Act overseen by the Federal Communications Commission, and works with litigation colleagues on these issues. He further works with applicants and appellants dealing with the Universal Administrative Company, particularly on E-Rate Program matters and data privacy and security requirements as applied to telecommunications carriers and broadband internet service providers.
His extensive transactional experience includes asset and stock transactions and a broad variety of commercial and business agreements for the entities he advises, including spectrum leases, interconnection arrangements and wireless-infrastructure-related agreements.
Paul was a partner in his own telecommunications law firm for a decade, after serving as general counsel and minority counsel to the US Senate Committee on Armed Services. Paul served as a member and editor of the Georgetown Law Journal during law school and was elected Phi Beta Kappa while attending Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
During his career, Paul periodically has authored various articles and reports in trade publications covering the wireless and other components of the telecommunications industry, as well as appearing on panels and at conferences. A sample of such efforts includes: