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PREMIER COMMUNICATIONS AND TECHNOLOGY LAW FIRM

LB3 is the premier boutique law firm dedicated to counseling companies on telecommunications and information technology matters.  We serve as a trusted advisor to our clients, structuring and negotiating transactions for network services, outsourcing, managed services, software and hardware acquisitions, cloud computing, and other complex technology service arrangements.  As regulatory counselors, LB3 helps enterprise customers resolve high stakes disputes with their carriers and public and private enterprise users to navigate successfully the challenges and nuances of the FCC regulatory environment.

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PIONEERS IN THE FIELD OF INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY LAW


LB3 was one of the first law firms to enter the highly complex area of information and communications technology law. As technology advances and diversifies, our firm remains at the forefront of its field-evolving negotiation strategies and contract structures that help our clients find the right solutions to their most difficult challenges.  We were involved in the earliest custom enterprise telecommunications contracts and multi-tower IT outsourcings and have represented many of the most demanding enterprise customers in support of their IT and network infrastructure outsourcing, managed services, and other complex technology transactions. LB3 was also among the first firms to represent the large user community in negotiations for commercially offered wireless technologies and IoT solutions.

IT PAYS TO HAVE EXPERIENCE IN YOUR CORNER

LB3’s lawyers are uniquely qualified to handle our clients’ most complex transactions and regulatory challenges.  With experience spanning the wide spectrum of information and communication technologies, managed services, outsourcing and cloud computing, we are well equipped to assist our clients in successfully negotiating and closing sophisticated transactions, including new technologies and service arrangements of first impression.

Additionally, our work before the FCC has given us a strong understanding of the changing regulatory environment-including telecommunications taxes and fees-and the best ways to protect and advance the interests of enterprise customers and technology companies before the agency.

THE BUYER'S POINT OF VIEW IS OUR ONLY POINT OF VIEW

LB3 is dedicated to advising purchasers of information and communications technology services.  Because we work exclusively on the buyer’s side of IT and telecommunications transactions, we represent our clients free from any divided loyalties or conflicts of interests. Our pure end-user representation ensures that we always approach the market in general, and our clients’ negotiations in particular, from the perspective of the end user, not the provider.

WE GET THAT NO ONE LIKES TO GET SOAKED

At LB3, we staff our projects efficiently with experienced lawyers who provide our clients cost-effective solutions to their complex problems.  We also take a flexible approach to legal fees, offering both traditional and innovative fee structures designed to meet the individual needs and demands of our clients.

YOU NEED A GUIDE WHO KNOWS THE WAY

With decades of experience representing some of the most sophisticated purchasers of corporate telecommunications and IT service, we not only know the law, we understand our clients’ business and technology needs.  As a result, we are able to help advance our clients’ business objectives, protect their legal interests and preserve the value of their negotiated deals.

OUR VALUE DOESN'T END AT THE CONTRACT'S EDGE

TC2 is a global IT and networking consultancy dedicated to helping our clients develop and execute technology transformation and sourcing strategies.  For our large enterprise clients, we maximize savings, performance and future capability in telecommunications services and network infrastructure through a full range of strategic sourcing, benchmarking, optimization, audit, and technology consulting.

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  • September 16, 2019

    FCC Invites Comment on Pole Attachment Issues Related to 5G

    The wireless industry continues to push for almost tariff-like regulation of communications attachments on utility poles. Despite prior statements by the FCC favoring negotiated agreements, the wireless industry is now asking the FCC to prohibit a utility pole owner from even attempting to reach a negotiated agreement, ironically stifling the […]

  • August 15, 2019

    The Commission Creates A Fraud Division

    On August 12, 2019 the FCC created a new Fraud Division within the Enforcement Bureau. The mission of the Fraud Division is to uncover, investigate, and prosecute attempts to commit waste, fraud, and abuse within the Commission’s universal service funds, including the high cost fund, the E-rate fund, the low-income […]

  • August 15, 2019

    Pole Attachment Dispute Involves Claims at Both State Court and the FCC

    The FCC’s Enforcement Bureau issued a detailed decision this week (MAW Communications, Inc. v. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, DA 19-771) addressing the relative rights and responsibilities of a pole-owning electric utility and a telecommunications carrier for the carrier’s unauthorized attachment to the utility’s poles, the carrier’s refusal to pay an […]

  • August 14, 2019

    Court: FCC May Not Exempt All “Small Antenna” Deployments from Environmental Reviews

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit just issued a decision that dealt a serious blow to the FCC’s efforts to exempt almost all small antenna deployments from review under the National Environmental Policy Act (“NEPA”) and the National Historic Preservation Act (“NHPA”). (United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee […]

  • August 2, 2019

    The FCC’S Newly Reformed Rural Healthcare Program

    The Commission’s Rural Healthcare (RHC) Program is divided into two parts: (1) the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program; and (2) the Healthcare Connect Fund Program. The Telecom Program, established in 1997, subsidizes the difference between urban and rural rates for telecommunications services. The Healthcare Connect Fund, which was created in 2012, provides […]

  • July 18, 2019

    New Initiatives to Curtail Robocalls

    Robocalls, those calls initiated from an autodialer that connect you with a pre-recorded message, had nearly 50 billion calls originated in 2018 in the US and is the number one complaint at the FCC. To address this growing problem, the FCC wants to build a new paradigm where it would […]

  • July 11, 2019

    NTT Makes Some Big Changes

    NTT, one of the world’s largest network service providers, announced on July 1 that it launched a new company called NTT Limited. NTT describes the new company as a world-leading global technology services provider that brings together the capabilities of 28 companies, including NTT Communications, Dimension Data, and NTT Security. […]

  • June 26, 2019

    Why IT Services Deals Fail and How to Resolve Disputes

    Sometimes IT services deals fail.  It could be because the provider is incapable of performing the scope of services, or lacks the skills and resources to meet the customer’s requirements.  Or perhaps the customer’s requirements have evolved beyond the confines of the original arrangement. Regardless of the reason, you need […]

For many years, LB3 has been acknowledged as a leader in its field.

U.S. News & World Report has ranked us Tier 1 nationally and locally in communications law. Five of our lawyers have Martindale ratings of AV, which denotes “very high” to “preeminent” legal ability and “very high” adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence, and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. The firm’s lawyers are very highly ranked by both Chambers Global and Chambers USA, and included annually as Global Leaders in their field by Who’s Who Legal.