Tamar Finn has 25 years of experience representing clients on telecommunications issues before the Federal Communications Commission, state public utility commissions, courts and Congress. She also advises carriers, private equity firms and venture capital funds with respect to investments in the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) sectors.
Tamar advises clients with respect to telecommunications rulemakings, regulatory compliance, audits and investigations, transactional diligence and regulatory approvals. Her clients include competitive fiber providers, communications infrastructure providers, Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS) providers, a Telecommunications Relay Service provider, and private equity firms investing in the TMT sector.
Tamar represents communications companies in key proceedings before the FCC regarding universal service, broadband, local competition, intercarrier compensation, and Telecommunications Relay Services.
Tamar regularly counsels clients in the day-to-day management of incorporating regulatory compliance into their business. Tamar advises clients on all aspects of universal service, including contributions to the universal service fund (USF) and distributions from federal USF and other broadband funding programs, including E-rate. She assists clients with developing basic regulatory compliance programs, 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 laws and regulations.
In her transactional practice, Tamar advises a broad range of companies and investors on the regulatory aspects of mergers, acquisitions, and investments. In particular, Tamar advises clients on regulatory diligence issues and FCC, state commission and local authority regulatory approvals.
Tamar is also a frequent speaker at industry events, covering issues relating to broadband, universal service, and transactions in the TMT sector.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Tamar was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm.
Recognized, Communications Law, Washington, DC, The Best Lawyers in America (2020, 2022)
Recommended, Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory, The Legal 500 US (2018)
Recognized, Data: Telecoms & Media, Who’s Who Legal (2016–2019)
Federal Communications Bar Association