WASHINGTON, D.C.—Bennet & Bennet, PLLC, a D.C.-area communications and technology law firm, has joined Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP. Led by Carri Bennet and Michael Bennet, the seven-lawyer Bennet & Bennet team practices in Womble Bond Dickinson’s Washington, D.C. office.
“Today, we hit the ground running working with our clients to gear up for the FCC’s Connect America Fund Phase II auction now that the FCC has released the final eligible areas. With our new colleagues and the expanded resources of the WBD platform, our client base will be well positioned to seek CAF II funding,” said Carri Bennet.
“We have worked to make this a seamless transition for our clients. Our informational memos and our longstanding newsletter Rural Spectrum Scanner,” a popular online industry resource aimed at rural and independent telecommunications providers, “have transitioned over with us and our clients will continue to benefit from these publications,” added Michael Bennet.
“We’re delighted to welcome Carri, Michael and their entire team to our Communications, Telecommunications, and Media practice, significantly enhancing our bench strength in the broadband, wireless and rural sectors, and are looking forward to great things in 2018, as Womble Bond Dickinson further cements its position as a leader in global innovation and technology,” said Marty Stern who leads Womble Bond Dickinson’s CTM team.
The Bennet & Bennet firm, which was launched in 1995, has decades of combined experience representing wireline, wireless and broadband communications providers, as well as commercial and noncommercial broadcasters. Bennet & Bennet lawyers also have extensive experience representing communications and technology-focused companies before the FCC, state regulatory agencies, the courts, and Congress.
The Bennet & Bennet team members joining Womble Bond Dickinson are:
Also joining Womble Bond Dickinson this week are the California IP firm Blakely Sokoloff (BSTZ), renowned for their unparalleled depth in the tech space and FDA partner Dan Orr in the firm’s D.C. office, all further building on the firm’s expansion in Boston and the Womble Bond Dickinson transatlantic combination late last year.