Tamar Finn has over 15 years of experience representing clients on telecommunications, enhanced services and Internet regulatory issues before the courts, Federal Communications Commission, state public utility commissions, and Congress. She advises competitive providers on regulatory compliance and enforcement, contract, and business issues.
Tamar regularly counsels clients in the day-to-day management of incorporating regulatory compliance into their business. Regarding intercarrier compensation and interconnection issues, for example, Tamar works closely with clients in developing policy; implementing the policy by negotiating—and, if necessary, litigating—agreements; and resolving any subsequent contract disputes through dispute resolution, litigation, and/or comprehensive settlement negotiations. Regarding information services, Tamar counsels clients on regulatory classification and developing products to take advantage of regulatory classifications. She additionally defends those classifications before state and federal agencies, the Congress, and courts.
Tamar advises clients on all aspects of universal service, including contributions to the universal service fund (USF) and distributions from federal USF programs. She assists clients with developing basic regulatory USF compliance programs, comprehensively planning to manage and potentially reduce their contributions, prosecuting appeals before both the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) and the FCC, advocating policy changes, and defending companies under audits and investigations for possible violations of USF laws and regulations.
Tamar is also a frequent speaker in TMT’s webinar program, covering issues ranging from intercarrier compensation to universal service.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Tamar was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm.
Bucknell University, 1991, Bachelor of Arts
Georgetown University Law Center, 1994, Juris Doctor
District of Columbia
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Communications Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2020)
Recommended, Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Data: Telecoms & Media, Who’s Who Legal (2016–2019)