Pillsbury Welcomes Lew Paper and Andrew Kersting
Posted March 28, 2012
The number of communications lawyers in the U.S. is surprisingly small, particularly the group that is constantly in the thick of things here in Washington. As a result, practitioners know the lawyers and firms they are likely to encounter repeatedly in deals and disputes quite well. It is in fact rare that the lawyer across the table is an unknown quantity.
For that very reason, however, we are particularly pleased with this week's announcement that partner Lou Paper--a very well-known quantity in the communications bar--and counsel Andrew Kersting have joined our Communications Group at Pillsbury from Dickstein Shapiro LLP.
Having worked with Lew and Andrew over the years on myriad transactions, we know both the legal talent and congenial nature they bring with them to Pillsbury and look forward to the opportunity to work on the same side of the table as Lew and Andrew for a change. Lew has an extensive history in communications law (summarized in far more detail in the public announcement), starting with his time as an Associate General Counsel at the FCC and as a Legislative Counsel in the U.S. Senate. In his many years of private practice, he has represented numerous banks and private equity players in the media industry, as well as large industry players like Cumulus Media.
More importantly, Lew is also an excellent writer, having authored a number of books on baseball, media, the law, and history, among other things, and we look forward to his contributions here at CommLawCenter as we continue to deepen our bench. Please join us in welcoming these two great additions to the Pillsbury team.