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Richard Keck Biography

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Richard Keck represents clients globally in the telecommunications, information, e-commerce, technology, electricity, transportation and other sectors.

His public sector clients include government ministries and agencies responsible for policymaking, regulation, public finance, public infrastructure, state-owned enterprises, privatization, procurement and economic development, as well as international donor organizations. In his public sector work, Richard is broadly experienced with public-private partnerships, privatizations and divestitures, procurement tenders, license tenders, spectrum auctions, spectrum administrative pricing, non-tendered licensing, and developing legislation and regulations.

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Richard’s private sector clients include telecommunications network operators, power companies, technology suppliers, service providers, major customers and financial institutions, as well as trade associations. In his private sector work, Richard is broadly experienced in business planning, for-profit joint ventures, not-for-profit cooperatives, corporate finance, negotiated mergers and acquisitions, bids and tenders, outsourcing, commercial transactions, intellectual property strategies and licensing, public policy advocacy, structuring related-party transactions between regulated and unregulated entities, joint use and open access strategies and transactions, sector licensing and regulatory compliance, competition and antitrust matters, and dispute resolution.

Richard is licensed to practice in New York and Georgia as an attorney and in England & Wales as a solicitor. He has in the past held numerous leadership positions in the American Bar Association and the Federal Communications Bar Association. He has also had leadership roles for trade associations and bi-lateral chambers of commerce.

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Richard has had many speaking engagements and published on a wide range of topics related to his practice.

Richard has achieved the highest peer review rating for legal ability and ethics by Martindale-Hubble, and based on a separate peer review has repeatedly been named as a Super Lawyer in business or telecommunications law since 2004.

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Mr. Keck earned his JD cum laude in 1985 at Harvard Law School and a BA in economics and BS in mathematics in 1982 at Emory University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

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