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James C. Falvey

1717 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
12th Floor
Washington, DC 20006

P: 202.659.6655
F: 202.659.6699
E: jfalvey@eckertseamans.com

James C. Falvey

Jim Falvey focuses his practice on telecommunications and other utility matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Jim served as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Senior Counsel for Pac-West Telecomm, Inc., where he managed regulatory and legislative matters and successfully addressed a wide variety of regulatory challenges at the federal, state, and local level.  Over the past fifteen years, Jim also served in various in-house regulatory counsel and senior leadership roles with CoreTel Communications, Time Warner Telecom, Xspedius Communications, and e.spire Communications.  Prior to that time, Jim spent six years in private practice in Washington, D.C. and two years as a legislative assistant to Senator Harry Reid.

Representative Matters
  • Experienced FCC advocate on a wide variety of competitive issues over the last fifteen years ranging from intercarrier compensation to unbundled network elements (TRO/TRRO) to VoIP issues;
  • Represented a variety of telecommunications companies over the last decade in the FCC’s ongoing intercarrier compensation proceeding;
  • Represented clients in a variety of FCC enforcement complaints, including complaints relating to intercarrier compensation, ILEC refusal to provision unbundled elements, and interconnection facilities disputes;
  • Represented telecommunications carriers in pre-Telecom Act state interconnection proceedings in Florida and Pennsylvania, resulting in some of the earliest CLEC interconnection agreements;
  • Negotiated and arbitrated under Sections 251/252 series of Telecom Act interconnection agreements, including participation in state arbitrations with every RBOC in over fifteen states;
  • Negotiated interconnection and traffic exchange agreements, including agreements with every major wireless carrier and SIP-to-SIP interconnection agreements;
  • Extensive state commission complaint experience, including the recovery of over $75M in reciprocal compensation awards and settlements;
  • Negotiated and litigated municipal and private rights-of-way issues at the local level; successfully directed federal court rights-of-way complaint proceedings. As in-house counsel, successfully litigated or brokered settlement of diverse array of intercarrier disputes.

Practice Groups
Data Security & Privacy

J.D., University of Virginia School of Law, 1990, Exec. Editor, Virginia Journal of International Law
B.A., Cornell University, cum laude, 1985

District of Columbia
Virginia (inactive)

Professional Affiliations
Former five-year Member, COMPTEL Board of Directors
Federal Communications Bar Association

  • "Why the FCC Should Extend Neustar's Contract By Two Years," co-authored with Dave Malfara, Bloomberg BNA, October 22, 2014.


  • “FCC Unanimously OKs LNPA Contract Talks With Telcordia,” quoted, Communications Daily, March 27, 2015.
  • “Telcordia’s Neutrality at Center of LNPA Deliberations,” quoted, Communications Daily, March 19, 2015.
  • “Telcordia Says Concerns Can Be Dealt With After LNPA Contract Decision Is Made,” quoted, Communications Daily, August 26, 2014.
  • “LNPA Neutrality Remains in Dispute,” quoted, Communications Daily, August 25, 2014.
    “Challengers Ponder 10th Circuit Rehearing Requests,” quoted, Communications Daily, May 28, 2014.
  •  “CLECs blast petition to open number resources to Vonage, other VoIP providers,” quoted, Fierce Enterprise Communications, June 15, 2012.
  • “Courts, FCC Are Failing Telcos in Tarriff Disputes, Attorneys Say,” quoted, TR Daily, October 2011.

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