- Communications Appellate & Litigation
- Class Actions and Complex Multi-Jurisdiction Litigation
- Enforcement of Arbitration Clauses
- Federal Preemption
- First Amendment/Commercial Speech
- Judicial Review of Agency Action
- National Security Issues
- Rights-of-Way Litigation and Counseling
- Tower Siting and Wireless Facilities Access
- Video Programming and Cable Franchising
- Communications Enforcement & Compliance
- Communications Mergers & Acquisitions
- International & Internet
- Internet of Things
- Telephony & Information Technology
- Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)
National Security Issues
Wiley Rein has been called upon to represent companies and groups in litigation and counseling regarding sensitive and difficult national security obligations and issues. As the government looks to stay one step ahead of terrorists, private industry is confronted with novel questions and demands and faces a perilous legal climate which includes multiple class action lawsuits alleging violations of rights.
Wiley Rein counsels clients on their Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) obligations, the Wiretap Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA), the SAFETY Act, and other national security issues that relate to government contracting, intellectual property, and the like. Wiley Rein attorneys have top security clearances and stand ready to assist in any project touching on national security.
Wiley Rein has participated in the litigation and debate over national security, executive power, state secrets, and related issues by representing amici before the courts of appeals and in the Supreme Court of the United States.
Courts of Appeals
Wiley has filed several briefs in the courts of appeals concerning state secrets and other issues central to national security litigation.
- Wiley Rein represented the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) as amicus in the Ninth Circuit in a case challenging a government contractor's alleged participation in the Central Intelligence Agency's (CIA) program of extraordinary rendition. Wiley Rein filed an amicus brief arguing that the case should be dismissed under the state secrets doctrine. Mohamed v. Jeppesen Dataplan (9th Cir.).
- Wiley Rein represented the U.S. Telecom Association (USTA) in litigation in the Ninth Circuit challenging the National Security Agency's (NSA) Terrorist Surveillance Program and the alleged cooperation of telecommunications carriers in that program. Wiley Rein filed a brief arguing that the case should be dismissed under the state secrets doctrine. Hepting v. AT&T Inc. (9th Cir.).
- Wiley Rein represented the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies as an amicus in support of the government in the Sixth Circuit in litigation arising out of the American Civil Liberties Union's (ACLU) challenge to the NSA's Terrorist Surveillance Program. ACLU v. NSA (6th Cir.).
- Wiley Rein represented Keeler Tate Management, Inc. in litigation in the Eastern District of Virginia challenging the alleged participation of government contractors in the CIA's program of extraordinary rendition. El-Masri v. Tenet (E.D. Va.).
Supreme Court Practice
- Wiley Rein represented six former attorneys general in a major national security case, successfully arguing that plaintiffs lacked Article III standing to challenge the constitutionality of national security legislation. Clapper v. Amnesty International.
- Wiley Rein represented the Washington Legal Foundation (WLF) as an amicus in support of the U.S. Navy in a challenge to the Navy's use of mid-frequency active sonar in anti-submarine warfare training off the Pacific Coast. Winter v. Natural Resources Defense Council.
- Wiley Rein represented the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies as an amicus in support of the government in Boumediene v. Bush, a challenge to the Military Commissions Act. Boumediene v. Bush.
- Wiley Rein represented a distinguished group of former government officials (including three former attorneys general) and retired military officers as amici in support of the government in a challenge to the government's use of military commission to try and punish captured Al Qaeda combatants. Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.
- Wiley Rein represented law professors and law students as amici in support of petitioner in the Supreme Court challenge to the Solomon Amendment. Rumsfeld v. Forum for Academic and Institutional Rights, Inc.
News & Insights
News & Insights
- August 22, 2016 | Press ReleaseWiley Rein’s David Gross to Moderate ‘Global Digital Policy’ Discussion at Technology Policy Institute’s 2016 Aspen Forum
- February 27, 2013 | Media MentionLos Angeles Times
- November 1, 2012 | Press Release
- May 31, 2012 | Media MentionReuters
- May 3, 2012 | Press Release
- December 28, 2011 | Press Release
- November 1, 2011 | Press Release
- August 8, 2011 | Press Release
- July 25, 2011 | Press ReleaseWiley Rein's Richard Bodorff Inducted into the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council 2011 Hall of Fame
- January 21, 2011 | Press Release
- December 29, 2010 | Press Release
- November 8, 2010 | Press Release
- October 26, 2010 | Press Release
- September 15, 2010 | Press ReleaseU.S. News & World Report and "Best Lawyers" Rate Seven Wiley Rein Practices among the Nation's and Region's Best
- July 1, 2010 | Press ReleaseWiley Rein Attorneys Obtain Second Circuit Affirmance of Major Victory for Wireless Carriers Preempting Local Government Preference for Particular Technologies
- April 2, 2010 | Press ReleaseThe National Law Journal Recognizes Richard E. Wiley As One of "The Decade's Most Influential Lawyers"
- December 30, 2009 | Press Release
- September 14, 2009 | Press Release
- July 13, 2009 | Press Release
- June 22, 2009 | Press Release
- May 28, 2009 | Press ReleaseWiley Rein Attorneys Assist in Attaining Important Ruling Affirming Ban on Exclusive Cable Contracts
- December 31, 2008 | Press Release
- November 20, 2008 | Press Release
- October 1, 2008 | Press Release
- May 15, 2008 | Press Release
- March 13, 2008 | Press Release
- January 25, 2008 | Press ReleaseRichard E. Wiley to Receive First Amendment Award from the Radio and Television News Directors Foundation
- November 5, 2007 | Press Release
- October 25, 2007 | Press Release
- August 27, 2007 | Press ReleaseWiley Rein Secures Major Victory for Wireless Carriers and Equipment Manufacturers in Cases Alleging Cell Phone Emissions Cause Injury
- July 18, 2007 | Press Release
- June 19, 2007 | Press Release
- March 26, 2007 | Press Release
- March 5, 2007 | Press Release
- December 29, 2006 | Press Release
- November 8, 2006 | Press Release
- October 17, 2006 | Press Release
- August 30, 2006 | Press Release
- June 9, 2006 | Press Release
- June 8, 2006 | Press ReleaseWRF's Communications Practice and Richard Wiley Receive Top Honors; Lawrence Secrest, Andrew McBride Named Leading Lawyers
- June 2, 2006 | Press Release
- April 13, 2006 | Press Release
- December 27, 2005 | Press Release
- December 12, 2005 | Press Release
- November 28, 2005 | Press ReleaseWRF Successfully Defends Grant of Summary Judgment in $300 Million Class Action; Litigation Establishes Important Filed-Rate Doctrine Precedent in Hawaii Supreme Court
- August 10, 2005 | Press ReleaseWRF Selected as Lead Counsel in Country's Most Important Wireless Telecom Case Before the U.S. Supreme Court
- June 28, 2005 | Press ReleaseSupreme Court's Grokster Ruling Reaffirms Key Aspects of Sony Defense Consistent With WRF Amicus Filings But Creates New Theory of Liability for Intentional, Active Inducement
- June 27, 2005 | Press ReleaseSummary of the Supreme Court's Decision in National Cable & Telecommunications Association v. Brand X Internet Services and FCC v. Brand X Internet Services
- May 25, 2005 | Press Release
- April 15, 2005 | Press Release
- March 1, 2005 | Press ReleaseWRF Files Supreme Court Brief in Grokster Copyright Case on Behalf of Consumer Electronics Association, Computer & Communications Industry Association and Home Recording Rights Coalition
- January 28, 2005 | Press Release
- January 3, 2005 | Press Release
- October 14, 2004 | Press Release
- August 4, 2004 | Press Release
- July 12, 2004 | Press Release
- June 28, 2004 | Press Release
- June 17, 2004 | Press Release
- May 12, 2004 | Press Release
- May 20, 2002 | Press Release
- March 7, 2002 | Press Release
- March 4, 2002 | Press Release
- March 15, 2001 | Press Release
- April 18, 2000 | Press ReleaseRichard E. Wiley Receives Digital Television Pioneer Award at the National Association of Broadcasters Convention