Carri Bennet
Carri Bennet202-551-0010

General Counsel

Carri Bennet has practiced telecommunications law throughout the post-divestiture period. Since 1987, she has represented primarily rural wireless carriers, telephone companies, cellular carriers, PCS providers, and CLECs before the FCC, state regulatory agencies, the courts and Congress. She is a nationally recognized expert on rural wireless issues and has been a key proponent for easing regulatory burdens that hinder small wireless companies.

Ms. Bennet puts her entrepreneurial skills to work for her clients by creating strategic alliances and new business opportunities using cutting edge technology. Ms. Bennet is a regular speaker at industry trade shows and has published numerous articles on wireless and rural telecommunications issues. She is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association and American Bar Association. Ms. Bennet is also an accomplished triathlete.

Education: North Carolina State University, B.A., cum laude, 1983; Columbus School of Law (Catholic University), J.D. 1987; Catholic University Law Review.

Admissions: District of Columbia Bar; Pennsylvania Bar; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Daryl Zakov
Daryl Zakov202-551-0013

Assistant General Counsel

Daryl works on transactional matters and spectrum acquisition issues. Daryl previously worked in various positions with T-Mobile USA, Inc., including managing all of its carrier relations in North and South America and representing the company in domestic and international working groups, advocacy organizations and intra-company activities in Europe and Japan. He has also worked for Cook Inlet VoiceStream PCS, a Designated Entity joint-venture managed by Cook Inlet Region Inc. (CIRI), an Alaska Native Corporation, that owned and operated C and F Block PCS Licenses throughout the country.

Education: Kenyon College, B.A., 1996; University of Dayton, J.D., 1999.

Admissions: Washington State; District of Columbia Bar.

Erin Fitzgerald
Erin Fitzgerald202-551-0060

Regulatory Counsel

Erin assists clients with wireline, wireless and broadband issues. Prior to joining the firm, Erin was an associate attorney in Washington, DC where she represented clients in the video, satellite, wireline and wireless sectors in litigation, regulatory and transactional matters. She has worked on issues regarding Universal Service Fund reform, Lifeline service, E-Rate, Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service, network neutrality, service quality requirements and E-911 requirements. Before going to law school, Erin was a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Kent Conrad. As a Senate staffer, Erin worked on rural policy issues and was responsible for the Senator’s telecommunications agenda.

Education: Concordia College, B.A., magna cum laude, 2004; University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., cum laude, 2011; Wisconsin Law Review.

Admissions: Maryland Bar, Wisconsin Bar, District of Columbia Bar.