Denise Wood advises domestic and international companies on various transactional, regulatory, and litigation matters in the telecommunications, media, and technology industry, including technology companies; providers of wireless, satellite, networking infrastructure, voice over internet protocol (VoIP), and broadband services; competitive local exchange carriers; and interexchange carriers. Before rejoining Morgan Lewis in 2022, Denise served as senior corporate counsel, leading the global telecommunications/networking infrastructure legal team for Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Denise assists clients with the following:
Networking infrastructure contracts including submarine cable joint build and supply agreements and related contracts, master services agreements, service schedules, and asset purchase agreements for dark/lit fiber and telecommunications services procurement, and other contracts
Federal and state licensing to provide wireless, satellite, long-distance, and competitive local exchange services, and to operate as submarine cable landing party, including national security/law enforcement review by the federal government interagency Committee for the Assessment of Foreign Participation in the United States Telecommunications Services Sector (informally known as Team Telecom)
Approvals from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state public utility commission for mergers and acquisitions, transfers of control, asset sales, reorganizations, and ﬁnancing transaction federal rulemaking proceedings as well as FCC and Universal Service Administrative Company investigations
Regulatory issues and developments involving current wireless and satellite telecommunications proceedings before the FCC
Compliance with Universal Service Fund contribution requirements and other federal and state regulatory requirements
Georgetown University Law Center, 2011, J.D., managing editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
University of Pennsylvania, 2001, B.A.
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Recommended, Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory, The Legal 500 US (2023)