June 16, 2010 // Franchising.com // (WASHINGTON)-- Communications lawyer Todd D. Daubert has joined Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP as a partner in its Communications, Media & Technology practice the law firm announced today. Daubert will reside in Sonnenschein's Washington, D.C. office as part of its Public Law & Policy Strategies Group.
"Todd's strong technical understanding of the business and engineering aspects of the communications industry is impressive and provides clients comprehensive solutions to complex situations," said Mike McNamara, chair of Sonnenschein's Public Law & Policy Strategies Group. "He is a great addition to our talented Communications, Media and Technology team."
Daubert is a recognized expert on broadband services and is widely known for his work on behalf of competitive wireless and wireline carriers. He represents companies in regulatory, appellate, litigation and transactional matters involving a broad range of technology and communications issues, including matters such as interconnection, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), privacy, Telecommunications Relay Services (TRS), broadband policy, number portability and mobile roaming.
In addition to wireless and wireline carriers, Daubert's clients include technology startups, equipment and retail product manufacturers, and other companies that rely on communications and technology to conduct their business. Daubert routinely represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission, state regulatory authorities, and federal and state courts.
"Sonnenschein's dedication to its clients along with its commitment to growing practice areas to meet clients' needs, particularly in highly regulated industries, was a big attraction for me in making this move," said Daubert. "Combined with its well-established communications platform, I am delighted to join such a dynamic team and look forward to being a part of the upcoming global SNRDenton Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector team."
Daubert received a J.D. degree from Duke University School of Law and a B.A.E. degree from Oklahoma State University.
With more than 700 lawyers and other professionals in 13 offices in the United States and Europe, Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (SNR) serves the legal and public interest needs of many of the world's best-known and most admired businesses, nonprofits and individuals.
On June 9, 2010, the partnerships of both SNR and UK-based Denton Wilde Sapte LLP (Denton) approved a combination to form SNR Denton, to become effective on September 30, 2010. The combination joins complementary practices with a disciplined focus on meeting evolving client needs in eight key sectors: Financial Institutions and Funds; Energy, Transport and Infrastructure; Insurance; Real Estate, Retail and Hotels; Technology, Media and Telecommunications; Health and Life Sciences; Manufacturing; and Government. With its focus on quality, the combination will include 1,400 lawyers and other professionals in 18 countries and 33 locations across four continents, including the US, UK, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and the CIS, South-East Asia, and a network of exclusively associated firms in Africa.
This information relates to a proposed international legal practice, which has not yet become effective. Until such time, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP (incorporated in England and Wales under no. OC322045) and Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP (a US limited liability partnership, registered in Delaware), remain separate and independent legal entities.