Blakeley's legal practice focuses broadly on
telecommunications and technology,
including Internet-related issues such as intellectual property and
cybercrime. It includes representation of
domestic U.S. and off-shore companies on regulatory, litigation, and
transactional matters, in the U.S. and internationally. Craig is an
experienced FCC attorney, having represented broadcasters, wireless
providers, and electronic equipment manufacturers before that
Craig has represented U.S. companies on international transactions. In addition, he has
served as a consultant to governmental entities outside the U.S. on
matters such as telecommunications & wireless reform and
liberalization, Internet regulation, intellectual property reform,
e-government and e-commerce and cybercrime. He has worked in Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank (Palestine), Qatar,
Ireland, Azerbaijan, and other countries.
He is the co-author of Global Information Technology Law (West Publishing; 2010), now in its third edition, which discusses telecommunications, Internet, e-commerce and e-government, and intellectual property issues in 23 countries. The book is updated annually.
From time to time, Mr. Blakeley also handles certain litigation matters, including land use cases.
the firm, Mr. Blakeley
practiced with several well-known firms in the United States, including
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering, and Sidley & Austin, where
he was a
partner in the Washington, D.C. office.
degree from New College in Sarasota, Florida in 1975. He received a law
degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1979, where he
also served as a member of the Editorial Board of the University of
Pennsylvania Law Review. Following graduation from law school, he
served for one year as a law clerk to Judge Max Rosenn on the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Craig is a member of the
Virginia and District of Columbia Bars. He is ranked AV by Martindale Hubbell.