James Blaszak

James Blaszak

Retired

Education

    • University of Texas School of Law
    • J.D.
    • University of Dallas
    • B.A.

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

James S. ("Jim") Blaszak is a retired founding partner of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby. For three decades, he represented large users in regulatory and public policy matters and in the evaluation, negotiation, and documentation of contracts for telecommunications services.

Mr. Blaszak was among the first private practitioners to represent clients in evaluating and negotiating AT&T Tariff 12 proposals and comparable custom network service agreements with AT&T's major competitors. He advised purchasers in connection with scores of telecommunications service acquisition agreements, including customized agreements in areas such as wireless, MPLS, network management and satellite services.

In the public policy arena, Mr. Blaszak was an active participant in complex federal and state rate cases, the prosecution of applications for radio licenses and operating authority, satellite system authorizations, inter-carrier compensation and universal service rulemakings, market entry disputes and appeals involving all of the above, and was involved in counseling clients on a wide range of matters implicating federal and state telecommunications laws. He was, inter alia, counsel to the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee, whose members are among the nation's largest purchasers of communications services. He was also a frequent speaker at seminars on telecommunications subjects, and wrote numerous articles on telecommunications issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Blaszak served at the Federal Communications Commission as Chief of the Domestic Facilities and International Satellite Branch and as a legal assistant to the chief of the Common Carrier Bureau. He joined the firm in January of 1995 from Gardner, Carton & Douglas.

Biography

James S. ("Jim") Blaszak is a retired founding partner of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby. For three decades, he represented large users in regulatory and public policy matters and in the evaluation, negotiation, and documentation of contracts for telecommunications services.

Mr. Blaszak was among the first private practitioners to represent clients in evaluating and negotiating AT&T Tariff 12 proposals and comparable custom network service agreements with AT&T's major competitors. He advised purchasers in connection with scores of telecommunications service acquisition agreements, including customized agreements in areas such as wireless, MPLS, network management and satellite services.

In the public policy arena, Mr. Blaszak was an active participant in complex federal and state rate cases, the prosecution of applications for radio licenses and operating authority, satellite system authorizations, inter-carrier compensation and universal service rulemakings, market entry disputes and appeals involving all of the above, and was involved in counseling clients on a wide range of matters implicating federal and state telecommunications laws. He was, inter alia, counsel to the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee, whose members are among the nation's largest purchasers of communications services. He was also a frequent speaker at seminars on telecommunications subjects, and wrote numerous articles on telecommunications issues.

Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Blaszak served at the Federal Communications Commission as Chief of the Domestic Facilities and International Satellite Branch and as a legal assistant to the chief of the Common Carrier Bureau. He joined the firm in January of 1995 from Gardner, Carton & Douglas.

Education

    • University of Texas School of Law
    • J.D.
    • University of Dallas
    • B.A.

Memberships

  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association

Admissions

  • District of Columbia