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Kevin M. Cookler

Phone: 202-416-6749
Fax: 202-293-7783

Kevin Cookler advises on regulatory, transactional, litigation, and policy matters for private wireless licensees and commercial wireless providers, electric and gas utilities, wireless internet service providers, equipment manufacturers and vendors, and other technology companies. He represents clients before the FCC, Federal Aviation Administration, state public utility commissions, and other agencies on issues such as spectrum policy and acquisition, FCC licensing, enforcement and compliance, corporate transactions, pole attachments and joint use, local zoning, antenna structure registration and lighting, tower leases, and federal environmental and historic preservation compliance for wireless facilities.

Kevin’s clients appreciate his attention to detail, ability to explain complex regulatory issues in a simple and concise manner, and his experience working on highly technical issues. His background in both the courtroom and working for federal regulators gives him unique insight and experience to handle a wide range of matters, and the skills to successfully guide clients to the right approach or to litigate when necessary.

Kevin completed a federal clerkship for the Honorable James F. Merow of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, where he assisted in handling complex commercial litigation claims. While in law school, he served as a legal intern for the Federal Communications Commission, Common Carrier Bureau – Policy Division, and Wireless Bureau – Commercial Wireless Division.

He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on FCC regulatory issues affecting utilities, including those sponsored by Utilities Technology Council (UTC), Heartland Joint Use Group, and Western Energy Institute.

Speaking Engagements

  • WISPAmerica 2018 — “What Forms Do I Need to Fill Out?”; “Emerging Issues for Drones, IoT and Related Applications”
  • Heartland Joint Use Conference Spring 2018 — “Update on the FCC’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee”; “Access to Municipal Poles and Rights-of-Way”
  • UTC Telecom & Technology 2018 — “What’s the Frequency? How FCC Spectrum Policies Will Impact Your Utility”

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D., with honors
  • Emory University, B.A.

Bar and Court Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • United States Court of Federal Claims

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Heartland Joint Use Group
  • Associate Member of Utilities Technology Council (UTC)

Honors

  • Utilities Technology Council (UTC) 2018 IMPACT Award (Lerman Senter - Services Category)