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Jeffrey E. Rummel

Jeffrey Rummel, Partner at Arent Fox LLP
Jeffrey E. Rummel
Washington, DC

Jeff Rummel is a partner in the firm’s Regulatory Department and the firm’s Communications, Technology & Mobile, Government Contractor Services, Government Relations, and Political Law practice groups. Jeff focuses on telecommunications and other regulatory and legislative matters, and represents service providers, government contractors, equipment manufacturers, and users. His practice extends to the federal and state courts and state public utility commissions. Jeff is also the head of the firm's Public Safety, Homeland Security and Defense group.

Client Work

Jeff appears regularly before the Federal Communications Commission and state PUCs, and represents every regulatory and transactional concern of political committees, wireless, video, data, Internet and telephony providers, as well as equipment manufacturers, government contractors, and end-users. With an extensive background in wireless communications, Jeff has vast experience in licensing matters relevant to both commercial providers, as well as private users of FCC-authorized facilities, and he has substantial experience representing clients in matters relating to transfers of control/assignments, E911, resale, universal service/E-Rate, LNP, interconnection and auctions. Jeff has extensive experience in matters relating to experimental licensing for military, homeland security and other high-tech applications, as well as the FCC’s regulation of unlicensed devices. He represents equipment manufacturers with respect to all applicable FCC regulations, including those governing importation, emissions compliance, equipment authorization/labeling, and marketing.

Jeff’s experience with respect to international communications issues includes international frequency coordination, and cross border service/interference issues, as well as administrative rulemaking proceedings. His clients have included providers of PCS, SMR, paging, broadcast, telephony and cable service, and he has represented the FCC-related concerns of equipment manufacturers in the in-building wireless, RFID, telephony, automotive, music, and mining industries. He has also represented state and local governments and public safety entities.

Jeff’s transactional experience in the telecom area includes the negotiation and preparation of asset/stock purchase agreements, in-building wireless agreements, intercarrier and resale contracts, wireless interconnection agreements, and agreements resolving co-channel interference. He is an experienced litigator, representing his clients before the FCC in contested licensing and enforcement proceedings, as well as formal complaint proceedings and requests for emergency relief.

Other Regulatory Matters, Government Contracts, and Government Relations
Jeff’s regulatory experience also includes the representation of clients in agency rulemakings and proceedings involving aviation, environmental, energy, government procurement, and FOIA issues. He has represented government contractors in a variety of regulatory contexts. In addition, as a member of the firm’s Government Relations Group, he develops, drafts, and analyzes legislation, and assists his clients in developing effective short and long-term government relations strategies and policy positions in a variety of areas, and in obtaining appropriations to support their critical business objectives.

When appropriate, Jeff drafts testimony for those clients participating in Congressional hearings, and provides access to Members of Congress and their staff, as well as heads of federal and state agencies. His regulatory and legislative clients have included companies in the defense/military, transportation, data storage, forestry, life sciences, postal, aviation safety, and communications industries.

Professional Activities

Jeff holds membership in the Federal Communications Bar Association.

Publications, Presentations and Recognitions

Jeff was recognized as a leading telecommunications attorney by Legal 500 for 2011 and 2012.

Jeff frequently speaks at events on public safety, including:

  • September 2011 – 8th Military Antennas Conference
  • June 2011: Military Wireless Conference (Washington, DC)
  • March 2011: The 7th Military Antennas Conference
  • December 2010: Military Wireless Conference
  • November 2009: Annual Symposium for the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
  • October 2009: Next Generation Radio Communications & Spectrum Technologies Conference
  • November 2008: Annual Symposium for the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)
  • November 2007: Annual Symposium for the Antenna Measurement Techniques Association (AMTA)

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Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. With more than 350 lawyers, the firm provides strategic legal counsel and multidisciplinary solutions to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations to trade associations. The firm has offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC.