background and experience of our five veteran attorneys uniquely
positions ALG to offer a broad range of services to both
technology-based businesses and businesses that provide more
products and services, as well as to governments.
has 30 years of experience representing technology-related companies, including broadcasters,
wireless providers, Internet content providers and other Internet-related companies, and electronic equipment providers He also has more than 15 years
worth of experience working internationally on telecom, Internet, and intellectual
property issues, and related business matters, particularly in
the Middle East. He also is the co-author of Global Information Technology Law which provides an overview of telecom, Internet, e-commerce, e-government, intellectual property, and related issues in 23 countries.
worked at the FCC for over 15 years before joining ALG. While at the FCC, he held a variety of positions, including serving as an assistant to Commissioner Sherrie Marshall and as legal counsel to the Office of Engineering & Technology (OET). While at ALG, he has worked primarily on matters involving electronic equipment approval and radio-frequency spectrum allocation.
Frank worked for Data General Corporation for 27 years where he served as
Vice President & General Counsel. He also has served as General
Counsel for Farmington Electronics. As a result, Jake is an expert in
corporate legal issues of all types, including simple and complex
corporate transactions and contracts. He specializes in intellectual
property and corporate matters.
McDermott worked in the U.S. Department of the
Interior and the Federal
Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), as well as in private legal
before joining ALG. She specializes in administrative law as well as
commercial and residential real estate matters. Her practice
includes commercial and residential mortgage loan modifications and workouts. She also handles land use matters.
- PLEASE NOTE THAT CASE RESULTS DEPEND UPON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE AND THAT CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE UNDERTAKEN BY ALG OR ANY OF ITS LAWYERS. Together with Craig Blakeley of ALG, Kathleen recently represented a private landowner in successfully challenging a zoning decision of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. In this case, which is believed to be a case of first impression in Virginia, the Fairfax County Circuit Court held that the Board had exceeded its powers under state law in adopting an ordinance permitting residential lot width waivers to be granted by special exception, rather than by variance.
serves as an engineering consultant to the firm and its clients on
radio-frequency spectrum, electronic equipment approvals, and
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