Washington, DC-based Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans &
Figel is a firm happy taking cases in the trial and appellate
world, even when those cases bring its attorneys to the court of
Who's Afraid of the FCC?
In 1993, three partners at large law firms jumped ship to form
their own small firm focused on trial and appellate litigation.
Since then, the firm has grown to house more than 70 attorneys, and
has strong practices in commercial litigation, Supreme Court and
appellate litigation, government investigations and white collar
practice and telecommunications practice. Kellog Huber's attorneys
are trial and appellate specialists--some of them have taught
appellate advocacy at the Federal Judicial Center and the National
Institute of Trial Advocacy.
The firm's attorneys advise businesses and individuals on how to
stay clear of violations of antitrust laws, securities laws and
other regulations. Furthermore, Kellogg Huber has been active in
both sides of the patenting game, whether defending accused
offenders or representing patent holders of such technologies as
semiconductors, optical disc drives, medical ultrasound equipment
and pharmaceutical innovations.
Although the firm represents a variety of industries, they have
a particular depth of experience in the telecommunications
industry, representing companies like Verizon and AT&T in
dealings with the Federal Communications Commission. Among its
victories were negotiating Comcast's ability to Washington
Nationals baseball games, challenging FCC orders denying Verizon
relief from restrictive regulation and successfully challenging
regulations stemming from the Telecommunications Act of 1996.
Standing Before the Supreme Nine
Although they have experience in federal appeals courts, Kellogg
Huber's attorneys are not afraid to take their cases to the very
top. According to the firm's site, Kellogg attorneys have argued 25
merits cases before the Supreme nine, including notable antitrust
and telecommunications cases like Bell Atlantic Corp. v.
Twombly, Pacific Bell Telephone Co. v. linkLine
Communications. Recent Supreme Court victories have included
combating a drug manufacturer's claim that FDA approval preempted
lawsuits against a company for failure to issues warnings about a
product, representing the state of South Carolina in an equitable
apportionment case about the Catawba river, and upholding a jury
award for an injured railroad worker plaintiff by pointing to
Federal Employers' Liability Act standards.
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