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Neil S. Ende has extensive background in strategic telecommunications regulatory and technology issues and transactional matters (i.e. drafting contracts and other business documents). Prior to founding Technology Law Group and Technology Venture Consulting in 1995, Mr. Ende served as an attorney with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission from 1980-1982, where he worked as a law clerk to administrative law judges on matters ranging from gas electric utility regulation to the historic litigation associated with the trans-Alaska pipeline. Mr. Ende then worked with the Washington, D.C. law firm, Fisher, Wayland, Cooper, Leader & Zaragoza (now Shaw Pittman), where he represented major cellular applicants-including the successful non-wireline application for the New York City market-before the Federal Communications Commission and the New York PSC. Mr. Ende was then invited to join Blumenfeld & Cohen (now Gray Cary), a Washington, DC law firm specializing in telecommunications and antitrust matters, where he was a partner for ten years.
Mr. Ende is a nationally recognized expert on telecommunications transactional, litigation and regulatory issues. Mr. Ende has served as counsel to many of the nation’s largest telecommunications service providers, resellers and agents, payphone service providers, the nation’s largest telecommunications management company, multimedia companies and numerous other companies involved in leading edge technology applications. In this capacity, Mr. Ende has negotiated hundreds of carrier and agency agreements, including agreements with every major telecommunications carrier. Mr. Ende also has successfully litigated complex telecommunications cases against each of the major long distance carriers and most of the Regional Bell Operating Companies in proceedings in state and federal courts and regulatory agencies across the country, the FCC, the American Arbitration Association (“AAA”) and JAMS/Endispute.
Mr. Ende, an AV-rated attorney, currently represents major telecommunications carriers, resellers, agents, payphone service providers and associations, debit card providers, enhanced and VOIP services providers, third party verification service providers and other technology companies in a wide range of regulatory, transactional and litigation matters.
Mr. Ende received his B.A. in political science, cum laude , from the University of Rochester in 1977 and his J.D., cum laude, from Boston College Law School in 1980. Mr. Ende is the author of an article on the telecommunications industry entitled, A Historical Perspective on Competition in the American Telecommunications Industry, The Law of Information Technology in Europe 1992: A comparison with the USA, Computer Law Series (1991), is a regular contributor of feature articles to leading industry publications such as Phone+ Magazine and Intele-Card News, and is a frequent speaker at major telecommunications industry conferences and meetings.
Mr. Ende is a member of the Bar of the District of Columbia and is authorized to appear before the state and federal courts in that jurisdiction. Mr. Ende is also a member of the United States District Court for the District of Maryland. Mr. Ende appears before courts in other jurisdictions across the country, where he is not a member of the bar, on a pro hac basis. Mr. Ende is also a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and the International Association of Contract and Commercial Managers.
Technology Law Group operates through a small group of dedicated attorneys and counsel who are focused on providing the highest quality legal services in a fair and efficient manner. We have elected to remain small because it allows us to get to know each of our clients and to provide a level of personal service and attention often not available from larger firms. Our size also ensures that each and every one of our clients receives the full attention of the firm’s most senior attorneys. Moreover, because we focus exclusively on telecommunications, technology and intellectual property issues and have more than one hundred years combined experience, we are able to provide creative approaches to complex issues that enable our clients to meet their business objectives. Our focus on the telecommunications and technology industries has allowed us to maintain a quality and consistency of outcome that is rarely found in today’s legal marketplace.