Paul Besozzi primarily represents clients in the competitive telecommunications arena, including wireless, broadband and emerging technology areas. His extensive experience of some 30 years in these fields includes regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation matters for clients ranging from wireless service providers to resellers of long-distance service, including cellular, personal communications services, specialized mobile radio, point-to-point microwave, advanced wireless services, mobile virtual network operators and other emerging wireless technologies.
Mr. Besozzi represents clients before the federal and state regulatory and policy-making agencies and organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Rural Utilities Service, Congress and state public service commissions, in matters relating to rulemaking, ratemaking, licensing, adjudication, enforcement, compliance and relevant grant opportunities. Mr. Besozzi advises clients concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Junk Fax Act and other consumer-related statutes. He also advises participants in the Universal Service-supported E-rate and Rural Health Care programs with the Universal Administrative Company, particularly on E-Rate matters.
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 agreements.
Before joining Patton Boggs, Mr. Besozzi spent a decade a partner in his own telecommunications law firm, after serving as general counsel and minority counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Mr. Besozzi served as a member and editor of the Georgetown Law Journal during law school and was elected Phi Beta Kappa while attending Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
- Represented wireless licensees and other clients in various asset and other transactions totaling more than $1 billion.
- Represented trade association in various state proceedings setting network access rates.
- Represented appellants challenging USF funding decisions.