Don Evans has a practice covering a wide spectrum of telecommunications fields. He has historically represented major commercial mobile radio providers, having participated in the cellular radio and PCS services since their inception. He has litigated complex broadcast and common carrier hearings before the FCC's ALJs. In addition, he provides counsel and routine filing assistance to multi-station broadcast concerns. An early practitioner in the field of "wireless cable," he continues to represent Broadband Radio Service companies and their affiliated educational partners through the FCC process.
As wireless cable has transitioned into broadband internet, Don has represented a variety of new entrants into the burgeoning wireless broadband field. He also counsels domestic interstate and international resale carriers in disputes with the major facilities-based carriers and in meeting the various regulatory requirements applicable to those services. In virtually all of these fields, he is involved in the negotiation, drafting of contracts and FCC approval process associated with purchase/sale transactions. Many FCC licenses are now issued through an auction process. Don counsels clients in pre-auction strategy and assists in the arcana of actual auction bidding. He has been actively involved in negotiating interconnection agreements with ILECs under the procedures established by the 1996 Telecommunications Act. He has worked actively with the National Television Video Access Coalition (a group of the major American associations for the blind) in furthering its telecommunications goals.
Don holds a Bachelor of Arts degree (magna cum laude) from Boston College and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University Law Center. He chaired the FCBA's Adjudicatory Practice Committee for three years and remains active in the Association's affairs. Don has also been admitted to the specialized bars of the Court of Federal Claims and the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit where he has handled cases involving claims against the FCC for breach of contract.