Catherine Wang

Catherine Wang is a member of Bingham’s Executive Board. Her practice focuses on telecommunications regulatory issues, including transactions, licensing and technology policy. She practices before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), State Public Utility Commissions (PUCs), Congress and many foreign regulatory agencies. Catherine counsels on regulatory compliance issues relevant to wireless, long distance, local, international and enhanced services. She also assists clients through advocacy in rulemaking, enforcements and other administrative proceedings before regulatory agencies. Her clients include domestic and international voice and data carriers, manufacturers, financial institutions, and VoIP, wireless, satellite, and other emerging service providers and technology companies. Catherine also advises users and service providers in specialized sectors such as the oil and gas, sports, performing arts, and automobile industries.

On behalf of these diverse clients, Catherine’s practice includes:

Strategic advice and representation regarding policy changes, rule amendments and waivers for spectrum allocations and new wireless technologies and services. Among other matters, her policy work has been instrumental in shaping FCC rules and policies regarding personal communications services (PCS), location monitoring services, wireless microphone services, fixed microwave and certain international services.
Counseling on transaction issues and securing necessary federal, state and foreign government approvals for mergers, asset sales, reorganizations and financing of local, long distance and wireless service providers
Advice and representation on licensing issues relevant to satellite space station and earth station operators, fixed microwave, commercial mobile radio services (CMRS), low-power and broadcast auxiliary services, etc.
Counseling and representation of wireless providers and their investors to meet U.S. foreign ownership requirements
Representation of manufacturers regarding FCC equipment authorization, marketing, importation, and experimental licensing requirements regarding radiofrequency equipment, including Part 15 low-power unlicensed devices
Advice and representation on federal and state compliance and enforcement issues regarding Do Not Call and telemarketing, radio interference, transfers of control, CALEA (digital wiretapping), emergency services, telematics, etc.

Catherine is co-practice group leader of the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Group and also serves on the firm’s Diversity and Recruiting Committees. Prior to joining the firm, Catherine practiced telecommunications regulatory law with the firm of Swidler Berlin LLP and McKenna, Wilkinson & Kittner.

Catherine is a member of Bingham’s Diversity Executive Committee.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Entertainment, 2) Media and Communications, 3) Government Affairs, 4) Privacy and Security, 5) Telecommunications and 6) Media and Technology
Law School Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1985
Education State University of New York/Stony Brook, B.A., 1982
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Bingham McCutchen LLP
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