Wiley Rein offers a full array of legal services to media companies and investors. Wiley Rein’s Media Practice is described as “a leading light for regulatory work” with an “undisputed area of strength” that is complemented by the Team’s “broad interdisciplinary approach to media law” (2013) by Chambers USA. Regularly ranked in the top tier of Media & Entertainment practices in Washington, DC, Chambers praises Wiley Rein as the “standout choice for Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issues” (2011). Chambers further notes the firm’s experience extends well beyond the FCC realm to encompass the full breadth of legal services required by traditional and new media, whether as content producers and distributors, investors, or equipment manufacturers. The Group’s far-reaching industry, agency, and other government contacts make Wiley Rein uniquely situated to anticipate and inform media clients about developments that will affect the way they do business.
The firm provides its media clients in the radio and television broadcasting, multichannel video, print, digital technologies, online communications and other new media industries a wide array of services to address the legal and business issues they face, whether regulatory, policy or transactional. Our clients include broadcasters large and small, cable system operators, radio, television and cable programming networks and other content producers and distributors, newspaper and magazine publishers, financial institutions and investors and equipment manufacturers.
Wiley Rein has a long history of involvement with emerging technologies, including digital, high-definition and mobile television, audio and video streaming, direct broadcast satellite services, fiber optics, high-speed data services and the latest wireless data transmission technologies. Because many of the most contentious policy debates affecting the media occur on Capitol Hill and involve the Executive Branch, we work closely with the firm’s Public Policy Group on legislative initiatives and draw from our “natural instincts on how to interact with the agencies and Capitol Hill” (Chambers USA 2009).