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Wiley Rein & Fielding Rated Top Telecommunications Lobbyists

June 17, 2004

Washington, DC-The Hill, a newspaper covering Congress and its members, has rated Wiley Rein & Fielding's Richard E. Wiley, Susan Buck, Mimi Dawson and Jim Slattery as top telecommunications lobbyists. The rating is based on conversations with the major players on K Street, congressional staffers and other Washington insiders.

Of the group the paper said, "Nearly every telecom lobbyist in town recognized former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Richard Wiley and his group as the top outside experts on telecommunications policy. His legislative team includes former FCC Commissioner and Senate Commerce Committee aide Dawson, one-time Sprint lobbyist Buck, and former Rep. Slattery (D-Kan.), a 12-year member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee."

Led by managing partner Richard E. Wiley, Wiley Rein & Fielding LLP has one of the largest and most comprehensive Communications Practices in the nation. More than 70 attorneys are engaged full time in assisting clients on issues which encompass the full range of federal, state and international laws and regulations governing the media and telecommunications industry. Wiley Rein & Fielding also has extensive familiarity with the government institutions that shape and administer communications laws and policies. WRF understands Washington and is uniquely positioned to assist clients develop and implement efficient and effective strategies to advance their business goals.