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The National Law Journal Recognizes Richard E. Wiley As One of "The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers"

April 2, 2010

The National Law Journal has named Wiley Rein Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley one of  "The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers," including him in an elite group of 40 practitioners "whose work [was] so consequential that it helped to push the profession, an industry or a practice area substantially forward."  Mr. Wiley, a former FCC Chairman, is the only communications regulatory attorney recognized in this prestigious list of "hard-working lawyers who've been in the trenches on big deals or major litigation."

Singling out Mr. Wiley—head of the firm's preeminent Communications Practice—the National Law Journal notes that not only has he "had a finger in just about every major communications deal this past decade," his efforts "put a high-definition digital television set in your living room," an achievement for which he received two Emmy Awards.  Mr. Wiley also is recognized for his role in some of the largest industry mergers in recent years, including the recent $3.5 billion acquisition of XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. by Sirius Satellite Radio Inc.

Being included among the National Law Journal's list of "lawyers who've defined a decade" is the latest of many well deserved accolades bestowed on Mr. Wiley.  In 2008 he was named a Legal Times "Visionary," as one of a select group of lawyers "whose foresight and hard work have changed the business of law in Washington" and last year he was named a "Star of the Bar" and one of "Washington's Top Lawyers" by Washingtonian magazine.