Russell H. Fox | Mintz
Russell assists clients on federal legislative, regulatory, and transactional telecommunications matters. One of his areas of expertise is the legal requirements for sending robocalls and robotexts, providing advice to all participants in the robocall/robotext ecosystem. He assists those that make calls, such as health care providers, utilities and vendors on how to structure messaging campaigns. He also provides guidance on the appropriate wording for terms and conditions accepted by call recipients. In addition, he counsels communications providers on call handling, including call blocking obligations.
In addition to his work in the robocall/robotext context, Russell analyzes telecommunications legislation on behalf of clients, participates in proceedings before the FCC and other federal agencies, negotiates spectrum agreements, and represents wireless providers in spectrum auctions. He is also frequently consulted on matters involving US spectrum use and policy.
Before joining the firm, Russell was a partner and head of the telecommunications department in the Washington office of a major Chicago-based law firm, where he represented users and providers of telecommunications services and equipment. Previously, he was the executive director and president of the American SMR Network Association, Inc., where he established offices of a national trade association representing a segment of the wireless telecommunications industry.