Kelley Drye & Warren LLP has announced that Harry Davidow, who has served for nearly 10 years as AT&T's chief counsel for the Northeast Region of the United States, has joined the firm's New York office as a partner in the Telecommunications Practice Group. This expansion will allow Kelley Drye to provide clients with regional telecommunications capabilities in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and Midwest regions.
Among his accomplishments, Mr. Davidow has led AT&T's efforts to obtain regulatory rules and commercial agreements that have permitted AT&T to offer competitive local telecommunications services in states from New York to Maine. As chief counsel for the Northeast states at AT&T, Mt. Davidow was responsible for developing strategies and acting as lead counsel in proceedings before state public utility commissions, attorneys general and other government agencies. He was also involved in numerous litigation proceedings in state and federal courts, commercial negotiations, mediations and arbitrations.
During the past eight years, Mr. Davidow has been a leading spokesman for the community of competitive local exchange carriers, working to develop business rules and wholesale rates that would allow these new competitors to enter local markets and compete effectively against the incumbent local telephone companies.