Press Releases May 03, 2021

Telecommunications Law Attorney Cheryl Leanza Joins BB&K

Based in Washington, D.C., She Brings Extensive Litigation and Advocacy Experience

We are pleased to announce that Cheryl A. Leanza has joined Best Best & Krieger LLP as of counsel in our Telecommunications practice group. Cheryl brings more than 25 years of communications law experience that encompasses a wide scope of practice, including Internet access, broadcast and cable regulation, social media corporate accountability and affordability in communications. She has extensive litigation experience, including appeals before the federal circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court, and she represents clients before the FCC and Congress.
“As cities fight for local control over their public right of way, cable franchising and broadband access for their communities, Cheryl’s experienced legal guidance and connections provide invaluable service,” said BB&K Municipal Law Practice Group Leader and Partner Scott Campbell.
Cheryl’s practice is at the intersection of civil rights and communications policy and she is a nationally recognized authority in equity in access to communications. Cheryl is particularly adept at finding agreements and policy solutions that are strategic, politically viable and legally airtight.
Recently, Cheryl successfully litigated on behalf of her clients challenging the FCC decision in Prometheus Radio Project v. Federal Communications Commission before the U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
Formerly a principal legislative counsel for telecommunications at the National League of Cities, Cheryl was instrumental in helping to develop and pass Congress’ Emergency Broadband Benefit at the end of 2020 and the Local Community Radio Act of 2010.


Best Best & Krieger LLP is a national law firm that focuses on environmental, business, education, municipal and telecommunications law for public agency and private clients. With more than 200 attorneys, the law firm has 10 offices nationwide, including Los Angeles, Ontario, Riverside, Sacramento, San Diego and Washington, D.C. For more information, visit or follow @BBKlaw on Twitter or @BestBestKrieger on LinkedIn.

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