December 09, 2019

Craig Gilley Joins Venable's Communications Practice in Washington, DC

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WASHINGTON, DC (December 9, 2019) – Venable LLP is pleased to announce that Craig A. Gilley has joined the firm as a partner in Washington, DC, where he will lead the firm's communications practice. Mr. Gilley provides legal advice to a broad range of regulated communications entities, as well as information technology, education technology, investment, and private equity companies.

Mr. Gilley has extensive experience counseling on a broad range of legal, regulatory, operational, and transactional issues affecting cable operators, broadband providers, internet service providers, video programmers, satellite providers, and wireless/wireline telecommunications providers. He also regularly provides transactional, operational, compliance, and strategic advice to information and educational technology firms. Mr. Gilley also represents investment and private equity companies in the space, providing transactional and compliance support to ensure that both their acquisitions and ongoing investments fully comply with regulatory requirements.

Lawrence H. Norton, chair of Venable's Government Division, said, "Craig is a highly regarded telecommunications lawyer experienced in handling complex regulatory and transactional matters. With communications playing a growing role across a wide range of industries –financial services, healthcare, and transportation, to name just a few – Craig's expertise will help our clients navigate regulatory challenges and seize business opportunities."

Commenting on his move to Venable, Mr. Gilley said, "I am looking forward to leading the communications practice at Venable. My practice dovetails with many areas in which Venable has a national reputation, such as privacy and data security, advertising and marketing, and mobility and transportation."

Mr. Gilley received his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and his B.A. in History from Brown University.


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