Paul Abbott, former General Counsel to the Massachusetts Department of
Telecommunications and Cable, has returned to Mintz,
Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. as Of Counsel,
concentrating on matters affecting cable and broadband providers.
"The evolving legal landscape continues to increase the need for
sophisticated capabilities in the communications sector," said Tara
Corvo, Chair of the firm's Communications Section. "With a wealth of
regulatory and litigation experience, Paul further strengthns our
nationally renowned practice, enhancing our ability to serve clients in
a range of complex matters, in Massachusetts and beyond."
Mr. Abbott worked at Mintz Levin from 2001 to 2011 in the Communications
and Litigation Sections before undertaking the role of General Counsel
of the Department of Telecommunications and Cable, which oversees all
telecommunications and cable business in the Commonwealth. He directed
all Department orders, advisories, and FCC submissions, oversaw all
Department litigation and served as chief legal and policy advisor to
then-Commissioner Geoffrey Why. Mr. Abbott began his legal career as a
Judicial Intern for the Honorable Norman H. Stahl on the United States
Court of Appeals and as a Law Clerk for the Office of the Attorney
General of Massachusetts.
Mr. Abbott holds a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University
and a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law. With his
addition, Mintz Levin continues to expand its Communications Practice
presence in Boston, where Mr. Abbott will join Geoffrey Why, the former
Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and
Cable, who joined the firm as a Member last month.
For more information about Mintz Levin, please visit www.mintz.com.
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