Press Releases Jan 19, 2016

New Additions to Washington, D.C. Office Enhance Services

Of Counsels Drew Clark and Greg Rodriguez Round Out BB&K’s Newest Office

For Immediate Release: Jan. 19, 2016
Media Contact: Denise Nix • 213-787-2552 •

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Washington, D.C. office is continuing to grow. Recent additions to the 125-year-old firm’s newest office bring a wealth of experience and knowledge that will benefit our public agency clients — especially in the telecommunications and transportation arenas and in the area of government relations.

Drew Clark recently joined BB&K’s Washington, D.C. office as of counsel in the Municipal Law practice group. Clark's practice lies at the intersection of telecommunications, policy and the law. He focuses on drafting and negotiating contracts and addressing legal and policy issues in the areas of Internet technology, broadband deployment and intellectual property.

Clark previously practiced at a Utah-based law firm where he worked with cities, special districts and private companies on planning, financing and coordinating efforts of the many partners necessary to construct broadband infrastructure and deploy "Smart City" applications. He has advised both municipal and rural clients on the legal and policy options for building networks. These options include the open access model, franchise agreements and public-private partnerships.

Earlier this year, Greg Rodriguez joined our Washington, D.C. office as of counsel, bringing with him in-house public agency experience and a transportation law focus that will serve our Municipal Law and Special Districts clients well. The group is also working with Cheryl Leanza, president of A Learned Hand, who has a 20-year background in cutting-edge telecommunications and media policy advocacy that benefits the public interest.

“Their arrivals mark exciting additions to our growing Washington, D.C. office, as well as our Municipal Law and Telecommunications groups,” said Washington, D.C. Office Managing Partner Joseph Van Eaton. “Our clients are sure to benefit from having this knowledgeable and experienced group of attorneys working on critical issues that impact so many.”

BB&K opened its Washington, D.C. office in 2011 when it acquired Miller & Van Eaton, which was one of the nation’s leading telecommunications firms. The first BB&K office outside of California, the Washington, D.C. office gives our attorneys and lobbyists a strategically located outpost from which to best assist our clients.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With nearly 200 attorneys, the law firm has nine offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter.

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