Cheng-yi Liu advises clients on a broad range of communications legal matters, including licensing requirements for telecom providers and compliance with complex state and federal regulations. Cheng regularly represents clients before the FCC, state public utilities commissions and other regulatory agencies. He also advises clients on telecommunications issues throughout all stages of the litigation process, serves as an advocate in federal rulemaking proceedings, assists with complex merger transactions, and represents clients in regulatory enforcement investigations at both the state and federal levels.
Cheng works with companies involved in all aspects of the communications industry, including traditional wireline carriers, fixed wireless (microwave) services, mobile phone companies, prepaid calling card providers, wholesale and platform services, unified communications, audio-bridging services, as well as VoIP, Internet and cloud-based service providers.
He has represented clients from around the globe and ranging in size from small family-owned businesses to global conglomerates and foreign governments. Having counseled many new entrants into the telecom space, Cheng has significant experience with market entry requirements and with implementing internal compliance programs to minimize regulatory risks.
Cheng is a graduate of the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University - Bloomington, and holds a B.A. degree from The University of Texas at Austin. While in law school, Cheng interned for the Indiana Office of Utility Consumer Counselor (OUCC) where he assisted in drafting a policy guide on regulatory ratemaking issues.
Prior to joining the legal field, Cheng worked in the telecom industry managing network deployment projects for a national telecommunications provider and as an IT professional for a major computer technology company. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, and Indiana.