McCollough Henry assists clients with the unique challenges faced by cloud-based services and data centers. Our lawyers guide clients through their consumer privacy and data security duties, commercial transactions, government engagement, and strategic planning.
CONTRACTS & TRANSACTIONS
We are experienced contract negotiators and business strategists. Our firm helps clients develop and implement complex commercial transactions, including facilities agreements, software licensing, spectrum leases, infrastructure access, and traffic exchange agreements.
McCollough Henry represents clients in complaints before the FCC's Enforcement Bureau. These involve inter-carrier billing disputes, roaming complaints, or consumer complaints. We also defend clients against FCC enforcement actions, USF audits, and negotiate consent decrees.
We assist telecommunications carriers with securing interconnection agreements. This includes selecting and adopting the agreements that best suit our clients’ needs, negotiating specific terms, and arbitrating interconnection agreements before the Texas PUC and other states' commissions.
INTERNET OF THINGS
Our firm helps clients develop services utilizing Internet-connected devices. We have experience negotiating network access agreements, securing spectrum access, FCC equipment authorizations, and obtaining data roaming agreements, which are essential to the Internet of Things.
LAW ENFORCEMENT COMPLIANCE
Courts and law enforcement often seek information or assistance from carriers and other service providers. McCollough Henry assists clients with responding to legal demands, such as civil subpoenas, warrants, court orders, National Security Letters, copyright take-down notices, and CALEA compliance.
We assist clients with obtaining regulatory certifications necessary for their services. This includes state and federal licenses, eligible telecommunications carrier (ETC) designations, SPCOA applications, wireless authorizations, FCC equipment authorizations, and spectrum licenses.
Our firm has successfully and vigorously litigated a variety of communications and Internet law matters before regulatory agencies and in federal and state court. These cases include FCC complaints and forfeitures, USAC audits, consumer protection lawsuits, and billing disputes.
McCollough Henry advocates for clients’ interests in rule-making and policy proceedings at the FCC and state agencies. We also help our clients participate in the legislative process through discussions with lawmakers, drafting bills, public hearings, and working with industry groups.
PRIVACY & SECURITY
Our firm guides clients through their privacy and security obligations, including developing CPNI procedures, drafting and implementing privacy policies, and security breach disclosures. We also help develop and advocate for data privacy legislation and regulations.
McCollough Henry assists carriers with their daily regulatory compliance obligations at the FCC and Texas PUC. We ensure that all reports, certifications, applications, and fees are submitted on time; draft and file tariffs; and serve as agents for service of process.
STATE PUC REPRESENTATION
We represent companies and consumers at state public utility commissions. Our lawyers obtain certificates, administrative approvals, ETC designations, and registrations for LECs, IXCs, and CMRS providers. Our firm also litigates PUC complaints and handles regulatory compliance.
STRATEGIC BUSINESS PLANNING
McCollough Henry helps innovators build business plans that take advantage of the latest technological developments and legal changes in their markets. We tailor our counsel to ensure that clients always comply with their legal responsibilities when operating on the cutting edge.
TELEMARKETING & AUTODIALING
Our firm represents carriers, companies, and advertisers with high-volume one-way traffic. McCollough Henry litigates disputes and handles federal and state compliance, including ADAD responsibilities. We also counsel clients in CNAM and DID service arrangements.
Cell tower construction and collocation requires intensive regulatory work. Our firm assists clients with FCC antenna structure registrations, FAA compliance, coordination with tribal and state historic preservation officers, environmental assessments, and enforcement actions
VoIP services are subject to numerous regulatory obligations, including licensing, numbering, USF, e911, CALEA, CPNI, and TRS rules. Our attorneys assist VoIP providers with FCC advocacy, regulatory compliance, strategic planning, and commercial transactions.
Law enforcement often seeks information or assistance from carriers and other types of service providers. McCollough Henry assists clients with responding to legal demands, such as subpoenas, warrants, National Security Letters, take-down notices, and CALEA compliance.