Wesley K. Wright

Keller and Heckman LLP: Partner

Wesley (Wes) Wright counsels clients on telecommunications compliance and enforcement matters and regularly represents clients before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and state public utilities commissions.

Wes counsels clients on compliance issues related to telecommunications service provider and VoIP regulations, state tariff requirements, private wireless licensing, 911 reliability and call handling, customer proprietary network information (CPNI), the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), and other related obligations. He is a recognized expert on the FCC’s wireless spectrum and tower siting rules.

Wes also serves as the Executive Director of the Next Generation 911 Institute and is a recognized expert on federal and state rules relating to 911 services, including 911 reliability, interconnection, and outage reporting requirements. He also represents trade associations and corporate clients on policy matters before the FCC. He assists clients with all aspects of FCC enforcement investigations.

Wes is frequently invited to speak on a host of topics, including the FCC’s 911 Reliability Rules, 911 Wireless Location Accuracy, Spectrum Licensing and Enforcement, Communications Tower Compliance Obligations, and the FCC’s New Citizens Broadband Radio Service.

Prior to rejoining Keller and Heckman, Wes worked as an in-house attorney for a telecommunications company where he advised the company’s subsidiaries on federal and state regulations governing the 911 industry, VoIP requirements, and other telecommunications compliance matters of interest.