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Ms. Rule is a senior associate and heads the firm’s Dispute Resolution and Litigation Practice Group. In addition, Ms. Rule co-chairs the firm’s Communications Taxes and Fee Practice. Ms. Rule counsels clients in a variety of transactional, land use, regulatory and litigation matters.

Her litigation experience includes representing corporate clients and individuals in arbitration proceedings, state and federal court proceedings, and state and federal administrative adjudications. In addition, Ms. Rule has substantial appellate experience at both the state and federal level.

In her transactional and regulatory practice, Ms. Rule assists clients with drafting and negotiation of a wide variety of commercial contracts and license agreements. Ms. Rule also has gained substantial expertise in the taxation and regulatory treatment of evolving and advanced communications services, including cloud-based services and IP-enabled services. Ms. Rule has assisted numerous VoIP providers in understanding the complexities of state taxation of communications services and in complying with ever-changing state and federal regulatory requirements.

Ms. Rule’s clients have included VoIP providers, communications equipment manufacturers, providers of cloud-based communications services, Competitive Local Exchange Carriers (CLECS), prepaid communications providers, gift card providers, mobile payment providers, domestic and international long distance providers (IXCs), wireless and MVNO providers, municipal and commercial providers of communications services, municipal and publicly-owned utilities, consumer advocacy groups, small business owners, real estate developers, commercial landlords, and software developers.



Practice areas


  1. Telecommunications: 60%
    14 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    14 years
  3. Tax: 15%

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  • Jonathan Soukias Marashlian

    Telecommunications regulatory law. Communications, VoIP & digital taxes. Litigation. Allison is the complete package. Whatever you throw at her, she masters. Some lawyers are jacks of many trades and masters of none, but Allison defies the norm. She has been a tremendous asset to our law firm and its clients and is wholeheartedly endorsed by her partners and colleagues at The CommLaw Group.


    Jonathan Marashlian Telecommunications Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Marashlian & Donahue, LLC

1420 Spring Hill Road, Suite 401
McLean, VA, 22102


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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Annual Access AwardAmerican Foundation for the Bling2004
Graduated Cum LaudeTexas A&M1996
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Chair - Litigation Practice; Co-Chair Tax PracticeMarashlian & Donahue, LCC The CommLaw Group2011 - Present
Senior AssociateHelein & Marashlian, LLC, The Comm Law Group2008 - 2011
AssociateBregman, Berbert, Schwartz & Gilday2007 - 2008
AssociateTroutman Sanders2004 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Federal Communications Bar AssociationN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington and Lee University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Texas A&M UniversityHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Women in the LawWomen in the Law: Finding the Work/Life Balance2006