Walt Sapronov has represented enterprise, carrier and service provider clients in telecoms transactions, regulation and privacy matters since the 1980s. He has been named in Georgia Super Lawyers and in previous editions of Who's Who Legal: Telecoms. Mr Sapronov has negotiated countless wireless, enterprise and wholesale commercial telecom contracts with every major telecom carrier in the US and with many abroad. He also represents clients in FCC and state regulatory matters. The firm’s privacy practice includes FCC, FTC and state privacy compliance.
Sapronov & Associates, PC – with offices in Atlanta, Georgia and Washington, DC – represents clients in a wide variety of communications and information technology transactions, regulatory and privacy matters. The firm’s communications practice includes negotiation and drafting of domestic and global telecom contracts, enterprise sourcing, data center and hosting, interconnection, wireless back-haul, cell-site and buildout agreements. The technology practice includes software development and licensing, hardware procurement, cloud computing, domestic and global IT infrastructure and outsourcing agreements. Representative technology transactions include negotiation of broadband wireless (LTE), DAS, Ethernet, Wi-Fi and other IP technology deployment.
The firm's regulatory experience dates back to the AT&T Consent decree - and includes client representation before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), numerous US public utility commissions throughout the US, and numerous other state and local governmental authorities – including carrier and VOIP compliance, certification, universal service fund (USF) contribution and disbursement matters. Sapronov & Associates, also handles complex dispute resolution, settlement negotiations and complaint proceedings before the FCC, state commissions, and other forums. The firm also counsels clients on privacy law compliance and enforcement under US and foreign privacy laws, and in dealings with the recently announced Privacy Shield.
Mr Sapronov has served as president of the computer law (now the technology law) section of the State Bar of Georgia; president of the Atlanta chapter of the Federal Communication Bar Association; and co-chair of the ABA science and technology section, communications division. In addition to his law practice, since 1988 Mr Sapronov has served from time to time as an adjunct faculty member at Georgia Tech, teaching telecommunications law for the College of Computing and for the pre-law programme. He is a frequent speaker at conferences, and has published numerous articles and two books, all on various subjects in telecommunications law. He now serves as moderator and co-chair for various law seminars, international telebriefings and seminars on communications and information technology transactions, cyber-security and "net neutrality".
WWL says: Walt Sapronov is "a knowledgeable and experienced regulatory lawyer."
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