Wilkinson Barker Knauer Adds Phil Marchesiello As Partner

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP has announced the addition of Phillip R. Marchesiello, who has joined the firm as a partner.

Marchesiello, who was a partner at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, will bring his broad-based communications law practice to Wilkinson Barker Knauer. He represents broadcast, telecommunications, multichannel video programming distribution, satellite, wireless and advanced technology companies in corporate, transactional and policy matters and in matters before the FCC, state public utility commissions, various foreign telecommunications agencies, the International Telecommunications Union, and the legislative and executive branches of the federal government. Marchesiello also advises financial industry entities, including investment banks and hedge and private equity funds, with respect to their investments in, and financing of, communications enterprises. In addition, he assists clients in negotiating enterprise-level communications and information technology commercial transactions.

Marchesiello received his B.A. (cum laude) in economics from St. Mary's College of Maryland in 1994 and his J.D. (magna cum laude) in 1997 from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he was awarded the Order of the Coif. He is a member of the Virginia, Maryland and District of Columbia Bars and an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

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