Ellen G. Block

Ellen G. Block

Senior Counsel

  • Phone (202) 857-2542
  • Fax (202) 223-0833

Education

    • Georgetown University Law Center
    • J.D.
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • M.A.T.
    • Brandeis University
    • A.B.

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Ellen G. Block is Senior Counsel to Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, a firm dedicated to the representation of large telecommunications users and companies built on new and emerging technologies.

Ms. Block has advised and represented companies heavily dependent on telecommunications, including the nation's largest banks  and credit card associations, on matters before federal and state regulatory agencies concerning the features and pricing of new services and competition in the market for new and existing services.

Ms. Block represents a wide range of telecommunications users (including those in the banking, securities, insurance, pharmaceutical, electronics, publishing,, real estate, hospitality, retail, automotive, chemical, energy and food/beverage sectors – as well as consortia of such companies) in the negotiation and documentation of agreements for custom telecommunications and related services like telecommunications expense management (TEM) agreements and major equipment purchase and maintenance procurements. She has particular experience in modifying these kinds of agreements in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She has appeared as an expert witness in Federal court, is a featured speaker at conferences and seminars on telecommunications issues and has authored articles for Business Communications Review, Communications Week and the newsletter of the Communications Managers Association.

From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Block was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster. Prior to that, she was Senior Regulatory Attorney to MCI Communications Corporation, appearing before the FCC on such issues as the pricing of switched and special access, competitive pricing by dominant interexchange carriers, and federal preemption of state regulation. She represented MCI in court in cases concerning the FCC's Computer III decisions and the sharing of facilities by AT&T and its former subsidiaries in the wake of the Bell System divestiture. Ms. Block served as Associate General Counsel to Common Cause prior to joining MCI.

Biography

Ellen G. Block is Senior Counsel to Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, a firm dedicated to the representation of large telecommunications users and companies built on new and emerging technologies.

Ms. Block has advised and represented companies heavily dependent on telecommunications, including the nation's largest banks  and credit card associations, on matters before federal and state regulatory agencies concerning the features and pricing of new services and competition in the market for new and existing services.

Ms. Block represents a wide range of telecommunications users (including those in the banking, securities, insurance, pharmaceutical, electronics, publishing,, real estate, hospitality, retail, automotive, chemical, energy and food/beverage sectors – as well as consortia of such companies) in the negotiation and documentation of agreements for custom telecommunications and related services like telecommunications expense management (TEM) agreements and major equipment purchase and maintenance procurements. She has particular experience in modifying these kinds of agreements in the context of corporate mergers, acquisitions and divestitures. She has appeared as an expert witness in Federal court, is a featured speaker at conferences and seminars on telecommunications issues and has authored articles for Business Communications Review, Communications Week and the newsletter of the Communications Managers Association.

From 1988 to 1992, Ms. Block was an associate in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster. Prior to that, she was Senior Regulatory Attorney to MCI Communications Corporation, appearing before the FCC on such issues as the pricing of switched and special access, competitive pricing by dominant interexchange carriers, and federal preemption of state regulation. She represented MCI in court in cases concerning the FCC's Computer III decisions and the sharing of facilities by AT&T and its former subsidiaries in the wake of the Bell System divestiture. Ms. Block served as Associate General Counsel to Common Cause prior to joining MCI.

Education

    • Georgetown University Law Center
    • J.D.
    • Johns Hopkins University
    • M.A.T.
    • Brandeis University
    • A.B.

Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York