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.