Patrick J. Whittle

Patrick J. Whittle

Of Counsel

  • Phone (202) 857-2578
  • Fax (202) 223-0833

Education

    • Vanderbilt University School of Law
    • J.D.
    • Harvard College
    • A.B.

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Patrick Whittle represents clients in transactional issues in telecommunications and related high-technology industries in a practice spanning more than 20 years. He works with Fortune 500 companies and other large, sophisticated telecommunications users negotiating and restructuring purchases of large packages of customized telecommunications and high-technology services, as well as comprehensive technology outsourcing agreements.

He was among the very first private firm lawyers to represent a user in negotiating a custom service purchase under AT&T’s Tariff 12 VTNS service offering and successfully defended the transaction before the Federal Communications Commission and court of appeals. Since then, he has handled scores of similar transactions involving virtually every significant provider of telecommunications.

Martindale 2017

Patrick also represents technology users in negotiating agreements in areas such as licensing, manufacturing, retailing, satellite transponder leases, dark fiber leases and IRUs. Patrick also advocates on clients’ behalf in a broad spectrum of federal and state regulatory proceedings affecting the rights and obligations of telecommunications service users. 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Negotiated scores of multi-year, multinational telecommunications services, network, management and equipment agreements on behalf of various Fortune 500 and other large users, including manufacturers, retailers, financial services companies, insurance companies, airlines, professional services companies, defense contractors, a major outsourcing provider, entertainment and content companies, a pharmaceuticals company, a chemical company and multi-industry firms 
  • Negotiated multi-year technology and business process outsourcing transactions involving various companies, including a multinational financial services corporation, multiple international manufacturers, and a global multi-industry defense and aviation company 
  • Negotiated the first major interstate and international custom telecommunications services deal with AT&T (on behalf of an automobile manufacturer) and proceeded to negotiate the next two agreements for similar services on behalf of a major financial services company and international airline
  • Lead lawyer in workout of a multi-year IT and network outsourcing with customer in Chapter 11
  • Negotiated a 30-year exclusive supply agreement for aviation components in connection with $1 billion divestiture of conglomerate’s aircraft consumable-parts division
  • Handled all telecommunications matters and negotiated a variety of licensing and content agreements on behalf of a major provider of brokerage and trading services
  • Handled all telecommunications and network matters, and negotiated all related agreements, for a major provider of transaction-processing services
  • Handled all telecommunications and network matters, and negotiated all related agreements, for a major multinational retailer
  • Negotiated licensing and outsourcing agreements in connection with development of an online spot market for a consortium of nationwide dairy providers
  • Negotiated manufacturing and licensing agreements on behalf of a major electronics manufacturer

 

 

Biography

Patrick Whittle represents clients in transactional issues in telecommunications and related high-technology industries in a practice spanning more than 20 years. He works with Fortune 500 companies and other large, sophisticated telecommunications users negotiating and restructuring purchases of large packages of customized telecommunications and high-technology services, as well as comprehensive technology outsourcing agreements.

He was among the very first private firm lawyers to represent a user in negotiating a custom service purchase under AT&T’s Tariff 12 VTNS service offering and successfully defended the transaction before the Federal Communications Commission and court of appeals. Since then, he has handled scores of similar transactions involving virtually every significant provider of telecommunications.

Martindale 2017

Patrick also represents technology users in negotiating agreements in areas such as licensing, manufacturing, retailing, satellite transponder leases, dark fiber leases and IRUs. Patrick also advocates on clients’ behalf in a broad spectrum of federal and state regulatory proceedings affecting the rights and obligations of telecommunications service users. 

REPRESENTATIVE MATTERS

  • Negotiated scores of multi-year, multinational telecommunications services, network, management and equipment agreements on behalf of various Fortune 500 and other large users, including manufacturers, retailers, financial services companies, insurance companies, airlines, professional services companies, defense contractors, a major outsourcing provider, entertainment and content companies, a pharmaceuticals company, a chemical company and multi-industry firms 
  • Negotiated multi-year technology and business process outsourcing transactions involving various companies, including a multinational financial services corporation, multiple international manufacturers, and a global multi-industry defense and aviation company 
  • Negotiated the first major interstate and international custom telecommunications services deal with AT&T (on behalf of an automobile manufacturer) and proceeded to negotiate the next two agreements for similar services on behalf of a major financial services company and international airline
  • Lead lawyer in workout of a multi-year IT and network outsourcing with customer in Chapter 11
  • Negotiated a 30-year exclusive supply agreement for aviation components in connection with $1 billion divestiture of conglomerate’s aircraft consumable-parts division
  • Handled all telecommunications matters and negotiated a variety of licensing and content agreements on behalf of a major provider of brokerage and trading services
  • Handled all telecommunications and network matters, and negotiated all related agreements, for a major provider of transaction-processing services
  • Handled all telecommunications and network matters, and negotiated all related agreements, for a major multinational retailer
  • Negotiated licensing and outsourcing agreements in connection with development of an online spot market for a consortium of nationwide dairy providers
  • Negotiated manufacturing and licensing agreements on behalf of a major electronics manufacturer

 

 

Education

    • Vanderbilt University School of Law
    • J.D.
    • Harvard College
    • A.B.

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit