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Andrew D. Lipman


As of November 24, 2014 practicing with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP.

Andrew Lipman is a member of Bingham’s Executive Board. He has spent more than 30 years developing the firm’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology Group into one of the largest practices of its kind in the nation. He practices in virtually every aspect of communications law and related fields, including regulatory, transactional, litigation, legislative and land use. The TMT Group is international in scope, representing clients in the U.S., Central and South America, Europe, Asia, and other parts of the world.

Andy represents clients in both the private and public sectors, including those in the areas of local, long distance and international telephone common carriage; Internet services and technologies; conventional and emerging wireless services; satellite services; broadcasting; competitive video services; telecommunications equipment manufacturing; and other high-technology applications. In addition, Andy has managed privatizations of telecommunications carriers in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Andy has been involved in nearly every new legal and regulatory policy at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), at state public service commissions, in Congress and before courts to open the U.S. local telephone market to competition. He also helped shape crucial provisions of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and has used similar approaches to promote the opening of foreign markets. He also obtained one of the first competitive local service and interconnection agreements in continental Europe and the first competitive fiber network application in Japan. Andy’s expansive practice includes the strategic analysis of companies’ telecom user agreements, including renegotiating existing agreements, and when necessary, negotiating new, more favorable telecom user agreements.


  • Keynote Panelist, Setting the Scene: The Current Scope of Fraud in the Wholesale Market — What, Where and Who?, Wholesale Fraud Americas 2014, New York (Sept. 29, 2014)
  • Speaker, Telecom Regulatory Issues, 17th Annual Technology, Internet & Communications Conference, Boston (Aug. 13, 2014)
  • Moderator, 5G Networks and Backhaul, Telecommunications Industry Association Annual Meeting, Dallas (June 3, 2014)
  • Panelist, Media and Telecom Regulatory Overview, Deutsche Bank TMT Conference, West Palm Beach, Fla. (March 14, 2014)
  • Speaker, Explaining FCC Network Neutrality Decisions, Telecom Exchange, Denver, Colo. (March 6, 2014)
  • Panelist, Making Waves in the Fiber Space, Metro Connect USA 2014 Conference, Miami, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2014)
  • Keynote Speaker, Negotiating Telecom User Agreements, AOTMP Telecommunications Users Forum, Orlando, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2014)
  • Moderator, Emerging Growth Inter-connecting the Ecosystems, 3rd Annual D.C.–Boston–Silicon Valley Inter-connecting the Ecosystems to Accelerate Your Growth Panel, Washington, D.C. (Nov. 20, 2013)
  • Panelist, Telecom Sector M&A Outlook, sponsored by TAG Corporate Development Society & Association of Telecom Professionals, Atlanta, Ga. (Oct. 17, 2013)
  • Speaker, Telecom and Media Regulatory Priorities Facing the Incoming FCC Chairman, Webinar (Sept. 14, 2013)
  • Speaker, Regulatory and Legal Issues on Cybersecurity, Submarine Network World, Singapore (Sept. 11, 2013)
  • Speaker, Legal Issues in Financing Submarine Cables, Submarine Network World, Singapore (Sept. 10, 2013)
  • Telecommunications Regulatory Overview, Jefferies 2013 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, New York, N.Y. (May 8, 2012)
  • Telecommunications and Media Regulatory Keynote, Barclays Global Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference, New York, N.Y. (May 22, 2012)
  • Cross-border Telecommunications Outbound Deals to Latin America, International Communications Legal Group Sixth Annual TMT Sector Legal Update Conference 2013, New York, N.Y. (May 23, 2012). Telecommunications, Media and Technology-Regulatory Predictions for 2013, New York, N.Y. (Jan. 13, 2013)
  • Global Forum Conference, Stockholm, Sweden (Nov. 12, 2012)
  • Submarine Cable Forum, Miami, Fla. (Nov. 5, 2012)
  • The 2012 Presidential Election and its Future Impact on Telecommunications and Media Policy, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 19, 2012)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, Beverly Hills, Calif. (Sept. 12, 2012)
  • 2012 Telecom-Media Mid-Year Legal and Regulatory Outlook, Washington, D.C. (July 13, 2012)
  • Cowen & Company 40th Annual TMT Conference, New York, N.Y. (May 31, 2012)
  • Cross-Border M&A in Telecom, Media and Technology — Hot Topics in 2012, Silicon Valley, Calif. (May 10, 2012)
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada, Biennial National Conference — New Developments in Communications Law and Policy, Ottawa, Canada (April 27, 2012)
  • COMPTEL Spring 2012, San Francisco, Calif. (April 15, 2012)
  • Deutsche Bank Conference, Palm Beach, Fla. (Feb. 28, 2012)
  • 2012 Telecom-Media Regulatory Update and Forecast, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 12, 2012)
  • AOTMP 2012 Fixed & Mobile Management Conference, Orlando, Fla.
  • UBS 39th Annual Global Media and Communications Conference, New York, N.Y. (Dec. 5–7, 2011)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 High Yield Conference, Orlando, Fla. (Dec. 1, 2011)
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2011 Media, Communications & Entertainment Conference, Beverly Hills, Calif. (Sept. 14, 2011)



  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Awards & Honors

  • Chambers USA, Telecommunications (2002–2004, 2006–2007, 2009–2014)
  • The Legal 500, Media, Technology and Telecom (2011–2014)
  • Best Lawyers, Communications (2007–2015)
  • Best Lawyers, Administrative/Regulatory Law (2015)
  • Super Lawyers, Washington, D.C. (2007–2014)
  • Washingtonian, Washington, D.C.’s Top Lawyers, Communications (2009, 2011, 2013)
  • International Who’s Who, Business Law (2003, 2007, 2010, 2013)
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Lawyers, The Best of the Best (2001, 2003–2004, 2006, 2008–2009, 2010)
  • The Washington Post Magazine, Best Lawyers (2008)
  • Lawdragon 3000, Leading Lawyers in America (2006)
  • Guide to the World’s Leading Technology, Media and Telecommunications Lawyers, Leading Telecom Lawyer (2005)
  • NetEconomy Magazine, Top 50 Telecom Visionary (2002)
  • Chambers Global Directory of the World’s Leading Lawyers, Top Six International Leader in the Telecommunications Field (2001–2002)
  • The American Lawyer, Leading Lawyer Under the Age of 45 (1995)
  • National Lawyer, Leading Telecommunications Lawyer (1995)

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