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Brett Heather Freedson Joins Telecommunications Practice

August 18, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Aug. 18, 2008) — Bracewell & Giuliani LLP announced today that Brett Heather Freedson has joined the firm in its Washington office.  Ms. Freedson will serve as counsel in the firm's telecommunications practice.

Ms. Freedson counsels school districts nationwide on the regulations and policies of the federal E-Rate Program, facilitates federal government funding of communications technologies, and represents public entities in internal and governmental investigative proceedings.  Ms. Freedson also represents public utilities in contract negotiations with cable and telecommunications providers for lease of infrastructure and services, and advises domestic and international telecommunications and technology companies.

Prior to joining Bracewell, Ms. Freedson practiced in the Washington DC office of Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, where she provided legal and strategic advice to various regulated entities, including interexchange carriers, competitive local exchange carriers, wireless carriers, and Internet service providers on litigation, corporate and transactional matters.  In addition, Ms. Freedson advocated the policy interests of various carrier coalitions before the Federal Communications Commission and state utility commissions.

Ms. Freedson received her B.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School.