The Legal 500 Recognizes Telecom Practice of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis, Honors John Nakahata as a ‘Leading Lawyer’

June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, DC – June 25, 2015 – Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP is proud to announce that its telecommunications practice has been recognized by the Legal 500 in the national practice category of Telecom and Broadcast: Regulatory. In addition, partner John Nakahata has been honored as a Leading Lawyer, a distinction awarded to a select group of attorneys from across the country.

“These awards build on our established reputation for excellence in telecommunications law,” said Scott Blake Harris, Chairman of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis. “We boast an exceptionally talented team of attorneys who are well-known for superior client service and sound legal advice. John is one of the best telecommunications lawyers in the nation and we are delighted that his individual practice has been recognized with this award.”

Mr. Nakahata, a former FCC Chief of Staff, has achieved extensive recognition for his telecommunications practice and is widely regarded as one of the most knowledgeable common carrier lawyers. His numerous honors, in addition to the Legal 500, include Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. The Legal 500 also recognized other key practitioners in the telecommunications practice—Mark Grannis, William Wiltshire, Christopher Wright, and Paul Margie.

In addition to achieving recognizing from the Legal 500, HWG’s telecommunications practice has been named a Band 1 practice area by Chambers USA for the past seven years.

The Legal 500 is a peer-review publication. A description of the selection methodology can be found at No aspect of this publication has been approved by any court or bar.

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About Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP is a nationally recognized communications, information technology, international investment/national security, and litigation law firm. The firm’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, investors, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. As former senior government officials, federal prosecutors, Congressional counsel, and experienced litigators, HWG lawyers advise their clients on how government decision makers think, how legal and political institutions work in the real world, and how those institutions can affect a transaction or business plan. For more information, please visit



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