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Wiley Rein's Telecommunications Practice and Richard E. Wiley Receive Top Honors from Chambers USA; Five Partners Named "Leading Lawyers"

June 14, 2010

The 2010 edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business has again ranked Wiley Rein's Telecom Practice in its top tier of DC-area firms, singling out Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley, practice chair R. Michael Senkowski and partners Andrew G. McBride, Nancy J. Victory and Henry M. Rivera as "leading lawyers" in the Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite regulatory arena.

Chambers reports Wiley Rein's practice "provides top-notch advice across a wide range of telecom and broadcasting matters" and that "with around 70 communications lawyers, this is one of the best practices in the USA."  Chambers adds that the practice stands out "on transactions in both the broadcast and wireless spaces and excels in wireless work" while coming "highly recommended for controversy work."

"Industry legend" Mr. Wiley is described as "the go-to person in this sphere."  Michael Senkowski receives praise "for his skill in representing satellite companies" and is viewed "very highly" by peers. Andrew McBride is mentioned for his frequent handling of "the defense side of class action suits" and Henry Rivera is recognized for his specialization in "transactional matters, including bankruptcies of telecom companies." Rounding out the notable team is Nancy Victory, who is lauded as an "expert on international matters."

The Chambers ratings are based on extensive interviews of  clients, colleagues and competitors.  Inclusion in the directory is determined through a rigorous vetting process.

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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

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