Kevin Rupy, former Vice President of Law and Policy at the United States Telecom Association, has joined the Wiley Rein law firm. The law firm said Rupy will be the “go to” attorney on key challenges facing the telecom, media and tech industries.
Managing Partner Peter Shields called Rupy, “a nationally recognized authority on complex telecom matters,” with 20 years of legal and policy experience. Rupy was at USTelecom more than 13 years. He represented Fortune 500 companies in the wireline broadband marketplace. On behalf of the association, Rupy worked with multiple government agencies, Congress, member companies, and industry contacts on issues ranging from common carrier regulation to the areas of robocalls, cybersecurity, and copyright safe harbors for ISPs. He also helped secure major reforms to the FCC’s pole attachment regulations.
Prior to joining USTelecom, Rupy practiced for five years with the telecommunications group at an Am Law 200 firm in Washington, D.C. He also served for six years in the United States Marine Corps, where he worked extensively in the field of logistics, was awarded the Navy Commendation and Navy Achievement medals, and achieved the rank of Major while in the reserves.