Bill Wilhelm advises technology companies on policy, state, and federal regulation and commercial transactions and disputes related to the development and deployment of new communications applications, voice and video services, digital media, and broadband wireless and wireline networks. His clients frequently offer products and services that leverage unique intellectual property, computer technology, or broadband networks.
Clients frequently seek Bill’s counsel on new or novel legal issues related to technology. For example, Bill represented a leading Internet telephony provider to obtain a landmark federal court and federal agency decision pre-empting state utility commissions from regulating their service.
Bill’s clients include leading technology innovators, venture-backed startups, and established Fortune 500 companies. He advises domestic and international telecommunications companies, intellectual property telephony and video providers, financial institutions, online exchanges, Internet service providers, insurance companies, equipment manufacturers, software developers, email and Internet marketing companies, and broadband and wireless companies, as well as film and Internet content distribution companies.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Bill was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm. He frequently speaks at industry events and writes articles on telecommunications policy.
Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, 1993, Juris Doctor
College of the Holy Cross, 1989, Artis Baccalaureate
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Recognized, Communications Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2022)
Ranked, Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2012– 2019)
Recommended, Media, Technology and Telecom, The Legal 500 US (2011–2019)