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Andy is listed among The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Communications.


National communications practice, representing companies in a variety of regulatory, interconnection, litigation and contract matters, in court and in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions nationwide.


Andy is a Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s State and Local Practice Committee, for eleven years running.


Practice Areas


  1. Telecommunications: 75%
    20 years, 200 cases
  2. Litigation: 25%
    24 years, 80 cases



Hourly ($385/hour)

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Contact Info


90 State Street
Albany, NY, 12207


1250 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC, 20036



DCActive 200205/24/2015
NYCurrently registered 199203/13/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of CommunicationsBest Lawyers in America2015
Outstanding Service Award for 1996 Telecom Act ImplementationPublic Service Commission (NY)1997
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing AttorneyKlein Law Group, PLLC2006 - Present
Of CounselDLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary2004 - 2006
AssociateKelley Drye & Warren2000 - 2004
Session CounselNew York Public Service Commission1996 - 2000
Association NamePosition NameDuration
U.S. Commission on HeritagePresidential Appointee2006 - Present
Federal Communications Bar AssociationCo-Chair2006 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Covad v. RevonetActive/Stay Due to Bankruptcy Proceeding
Line Systems, Inc. v. Verizon WirelessSettled
Sprint v. VerizonSettled
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Publication NameTitleDate
Telecom NegotiationsNational Communications Counsel2006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Albany Law School of Union UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
Clark UniversityEconomics and Government (Double Major)BA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
National Conference of Regulatory Attorneys, Park City, UtahState Versus Federal Telecommunications Jurisdiction2015
NARUC Summer Meetings, New York, N.Y.State of Communications/NY Study Proceeding2015
New York State Bar Association Annual Public Utility Law Institute, Albany, N.Y.Recent Developments in the Telecommunications Industry2014
Federal Communications Bar Association, Washington D.C.How States Measure Telecom Competition2014
Federal Communications Bar Association CLE, Washington, D.C.10th Circuit Upholds FCC’s Universal Service and Inter-Carrier Compensation Transformation Order: What Next?2014
New York State Bar Association Annual Utility Law SeminarSmart Grid2011
CLE on 2011 ICC and USF Reform OrderFCC Intercarrier Compensation and USF Reform2011
FCBA CLE - Smart Grid 101Smart Grid2010
Current Status of Intercarrier Compensation IssuesIntercarrier Compensation2010
CompTel Annual ConferenceTelecomN/A