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Telecommunications Attorney in Boston, MA

Organization Type

Government

Job Type

Attorney

Date Last Verified

Oct 22, 2020

Posted on

Oct 16, 2020

Min Salary/Max Salary

USD 73037 to 105540 Annually

Years of Experience

Min 3 yrs required

Location

Boston, MA, United States
Practice Area
Telecommunications >> Telecommunications
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Counsel II
The candidate will assist the General Counsel in carrying out the mandate of the Department(s), through serving as a hearing officer on agency adjudications, through performing legal and policy research on issues effecting consumers in the Commonwealth, and providing legal advice on telecommunication and cable cases, as is necessary to support the work of the agency. Will serve in legal and policy-related work in Department(s) investigations and non-routine projects, including Department(s) activities related to FCC and federal legislative matters. Represent the Department(s) as a hearing officer at administrative hearings. Duties to fully prepare for a hearing include: evaluation of complaints to determine if they warrant action, interviewing witnesses, compiling the evidentiary record, ruling on motions and objections, conducting cross-examination at hearings in a thorough, organized, and professional manner, and determining the legal strategy to be used in settlement of cases. Responsible for ensuring that the hearings run smoothly and that the parties are accorded due process. Must maintain up-to-date hearing files and complete paperwork associated with closing out cases. Review and draft orders that utilize evidence that supports the law by thoroughly and accurately examining relevant precedent and analysis provided by industry experts. Draft public filings (e.g., FCC Comments), regulations, and legal memoranda on a range of legal and policy topics, including telecommunications, cable, and public records law. Draft and review legislation, regulations, and industry publications concerning issues that affect the Department(s). Contribute to the development of Department(s) policy and precedent by effectively participating in Department(s) projects and cases, and by performing legal and policy analysis and recommendations. Keep up to date on the current state of the law, especially regarding telecommunications and cable. Develop and maintain a detailed familiarity with industry issues, through research, discussion with other Department(s) staff, senior staff, and the Commissioner, and other industry sources. Review court decisions and newly enacted state and federal regulations. Conduct legal and policy research and provides advice on telecommunications, cable, broadband, and universal service-related matters. Provide legal and policy advice on, telecommunications and cable, broadband and other related policy issues affecting consumers in the Commonwealth. Work cooperatively with members of the legal, competition and consumer divisions to prepare informative, well-written, and well-reasoned memoranda for the Commissioner and senior staff examining proposed and newly-enacted laws, regulations, and policies to explain how current Massachusetts policies may be affected. Work collaboratively with the Department(s) hearing officers, and may be called upon to work alongside other MA agencies including EOHED, OCABR, MTC, MBI EOPPS, State 911 Department, and The Office of the Attorney General. Be able to work independently by thoroughly reviewing and analyzing filings and other data submitted by parties or obtained independently. Conduct assigned routine, ongoing project work in a thorough, comprehensive, accurate, and timely manner. Keeps managers informed of issues requiring their attention, but works independently and conducts activities with minimal supervision. Interacts with industry representatives in a professional manner. Monitor activities at the FCC, NARUC, Congress, etc. and assist in drafting and review comments representing Department(s) positions. Recommend participation in FCC proceedings and action (opposition or support) for proposed federal telecommunications, cable, and broadband legislation, deemed to have a significant impact on Massachusetts' telecommunications, cable, and broadband markets and consumers. Perform other duties, as required.

Qualification and Experience

The candidate must have a Juris Doctor (JD) degree, admission to the Massachusetts Bar and 3+ years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in the practice of law. Must have legal research and writing ability. Should have understanding of administrative law. Must have understanding of telecommunications and cable law.

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