Brita D. Strandberg

Deputy Managing Partner


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Brita Strandberg is Deputy Managing Partner and General Counsel of HWG, where she focuses on representing communications and technology clients before the Federal Communications Commission and federal courts.

Brita represents traditional and advanced communications service providers in matters of domestic and international regulatory strategy and compliance. Her clients provide a wide array of new technologies and services including video conferencing, VoIP, enterprise communications, contact center solutions, cloud communications platforms, machine-to-machine and IoT, messaging, security, data centers, and networking software and equipment. She helps innovators and new entrants address the difficult challenges that arise when emerging services do not fit neatly into traditional regulatory boxes.

Universal Service.  Brita advises clients in connection with all aspects of the Universal Service Fund. Her work spans advocacy, compliance, audit and enforcement matters arising from both USF contributions and distribution of USF support. Brita has been retained as an expert on Universal Service obligations, and regularly speaks on USF obligations and policy.

Audits and Enforcement.  Brita has successfully represented a broad range of clients facing FCC enforcement inquiries, Office of Inspector General investigations, regulatory audits, and False Claims Act and other litigation arising from regulatory compliance obligations.

VoIP and IP Communications.  Brita’s clients include emerging and established providers of video, voice, messaging and other IP communications. In addition to providing advocacy and compliance advice, she helps clients understand the impact of regulatory obligations on their business and their competitors so clients can compete fairly and effectively.

Regulatory Advocacy.  Brita has broad experience advocating for her clients before the FCC in areas including USF, numbering rights, emergency calling, disability access, intercarrier compensation, IP interconnection, and TRS and other regulatory fee obligations.

Regulatory Compliance.  Brita regularly assists clients in meeting the complex and ever-changing regime of federal and state regulatory obligations faced by communications providers. She helps traditional carriers, video and VoIP providers, and innovative new entrants understand obligations including USF, emergency calling, law enforcement access, disability access, STIR/SHAKEN, intercarrier compensation, interconnection, service discontinuance, and rural call completion. Brita also supports multi-national compliance efforts by identifying and coordinating non-U.S regulatory counsel.

Market Entry and Transactions.  Brita helps clients seeking to form, acquire, or transfer regulated telecommunications providers. Her work includes strategic advice in advance of transactions, due diligence and related advice, and assistance with regulatory applications and approval.

After law school, Brita clerked for Judge W. Wayne Justice of the Eastern District of Texas and Judge David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Brita graduated from Princeton University and Yale Law School, where she was Managing Editor of the Yale Law Journal.

Brita is a former Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Diversity, Enforcement and Wireline Committees. She also formerly served as HWG’s Diversity Partner.



Education

Yale Law School, J.D.

Princeton University, A.B., magna cum laude

Clerkships

Hon. David S. Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Hon. William Wayne Justice, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas

Recognitions

Chambers USA, 2020

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