Stephen J. Rosen

Stephen J. Rosen

Partner

  • Phone (202) 857-2570
  • Fax (202) 223-0833

Education

    • The George Washington University
    • J.D.
    • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
    • M.P.H.
    • Princeton University
    • B.A.

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Technology Transitions Subcommittee of the FCCs Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit

Steve Rosen is a partner at Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP. Mr. Rosen’s practice focuses on federal and state regulation of wireless and wireline telecommunications and information services—including the taxation of these services—and on the negotiation of contracts for the purchase and sale of goods and services by small enterprises

Regarding his tax and fee work, Mr. Rosen, while representing enterprise clients, was responsible for prosecuting lawsuits in federal district court and the Court of Federal Claims and for bringing the associated appeals that contributed to the IRS’s decision in May 2006 to stop applying the federal excise tax on communications ("FET") to long distance and wireless calls. Leveraging his success on behalf of enterprise clients he  also obtained FET refunds  on behalf of numerous providers of prepaid telephone cards.  In addition, Mr. Rosen assists enterprise clients in obtaining refunds of misapplied state and local taxes and fees on telecom services.

Regarding his regulatory work, Mr. Rosen has counseled clients on the regulatory status of various services and on compliance with applicable common carrier requirements. He has also assisted school districts in complying with the FCC’s and USAC’s rules governing the districts’ obtaining, and properly using, E-Rate grants for telecommunications and other services.   In addition, he has participated in complaint proceedings before the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and in federal district court and has assisted clients seeking FCC approval for the assignment of private radio and common carrier licenses. Mr. Rosen has also participated in state certification and ratemaking proceedings and in FCC rulemakings addressing the key common carrier provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, wireless 911 access, spectrum allocation for new services, and telephone numbering issues. Mr. Rosen has also been active in the review of investment contracts for compliance with the Communications Act and FCC rules.

Finally, Mr. Rosen has assisted numerous small enterprises in their negotiation of  contracts for the purchase and sale of goods and professional services.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Rosen was a member of the FCC regulatory practice at Wiley, Rein & Fielding. After graduating from law school, Mr. Rosen clerked for the Honorable Michael Farrell on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. While pursuing his J.D.,  Mr. Rosen served as a member of the GW Law Review and earned membership in the Order of the Coif. Before he practiced law, Mr. Rosen was a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Air Force, and he wrote software for interactive video programs used in medical education.

Biography

Steve Rosen is a partner at Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP. Mr. Rosen’s practice focuses on federal and state regulation of wireless and wireline telecommunications and information services—including the taxation of these services—and on the negotiation of contracts for the purchase and sale of goods and services by small enterprises

Regarding his tax and fee work, Mr. Rosen, while representing enterprise clients, was responsible for prosecuting lawsuits in federal district court and the Court of Federal Claims and for bringing the associated appeals that contributed to the IRS’s decision in May 2006 to stop applying the federal excise tax on communications ("FET") to long distance and wireless calls. Leveraging his success on behalf of enterprise clients he  also obtained FET refunds  on behalf of numerous providers of prepaid telephone cards.  In addition, Mr. Rosen assists enterprise clients in obtaining refunds of misapplied state and local taxes and fees on telecom services.

Regarding his regulatory work, Mr. Rosen has counseled clients on the regulatory status of various services and on compliance with applicable common carrier requirements. He has also assisted school districts in complying with the FCC’s and USAC’s rules governing the districts’ obtaining, and properly using, E-Rate grants for telecommunications and other services.   In addition, he has participated in complaint proceedings before the FCC's Enforcement Bureau and in federal district court and has assisted clients seeking FCC approval for the assignment of private radio and common carrier licenses. Mr. Rosen has also participated in state certification and ratemaking proceedings and in FCC rulemakings addressing the key common carrier provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, wireless 911 access, spectrum allocation for new services, and telephone numbering issues. Mr. Rosen has also been active in the review of investment contracts for compliance with the Communications Act and FCC rules.

Finally, Mr. Rosen has assisted numerous small enterprises in their negotiation of  contracts for the purchase and sale of goods and professional services.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Rosen was a member of the FCC regulatory practice at Wiley, Rein & Fielding. After graduating from law school, Mr. Rosen clerked for the Honorable Michael Farrell on the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. While pursuing his J.D.,  Mr. Rosen served as a member of the GW Law Review and earned membership in the Order of the Coif. Before he practiced law, Mr. Rosen was a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Air Force, and he wrote software for interactive video programs used in medical education.

Education

    • The George Washington University
    • J.D.
    • Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
    • M.P.H.
    • Princeton University
    • B.A.

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Technology Transitions Subcommittee of the FCCs Disability Advisory Committee (DAC)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • Court of Appeals for Veteran Claims
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit