Mr. Marashlian is the Managing Partner of Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group. He is also the founder and CEO of The Commpliance Group, the firm’s affiliated regulatory compliance and consulting services firm. Mr. Marashlian is a nationally-recognized expert in the areas of communications taxes, regulatory fees, regulatory litigation, audits and defense. Mr. Marashlian also counsels regulated communications enterprises with respect to customer privacy and data security issues, licensing, mergers & acquisitions and commercial transactions.
Mr. Marashlian boasts a vibrant and diverse telecom law practice serving U.S. and international clients operating in every sector of the communications industry, including traditional domestic and international telecommunications, wireless, “Cloud Communications,” VoIP, SaaS, UCaaS, broadband (fixed & wireless), Internet of Things (“IoT”) and other advanced communications service providers. He is responsible for managing a team of highly-skilled professionals and guiding the firm’s clientele through the rapidly evolving and byzantine maze of state, federal and international communications laws, regulations and policies.
Mr. Marashlian has comprehensively advised several Fortune 500 companies on regulatory issues and assisted with their entry into the telecom marketplace, thereafter managing all aspects of post-entry regulatory and tax compliance through The Commpliance Group and its Cloud Commpliance Solution.
In 2005, anticipating the seismic shift in the market for effective, yet affordable legal services, Mr. Marashlian set out to engineer a one-of-a-kind, “Full Spectrum” professional services business model tailored to serve the needs of the dynamic and hyper-competitive telecom industry. The revolutionary processes developed by and deployed at Mr. Marashlian’s firms offer clients value-driven, high-quality professional services that deliver business-savvy solutions for reasonable, project appropriate costs; all provided with the customer-friendly approach that has become the firms’ hallmark characteristic.
The CommLaw Group is a full service Washington, D.C.-area law firm serving the comprehensive legal needs of the communications industry. Experienced in all aspects of federal and state telecommunications law and regulation, we represent businesses engaged in the dynamic communications and information technologies industry with virtually all legal needs. No matter the scope of our representation, we are committed to offering our clients personal attention and efficient, professional representation. While always keeping your objectives in mind, we maintain our clients’ trust and confidence through open and direct communication and valuable, responsive and cost-effective performance.
Unique among its peers, The CommLaw Group offers clients a scope of capabilities rarely found in boutique law firms. With a headcount rivaling the Telecom Practice Groups of most major law firms, Mr. Marashlian’s firm boasts a team of attorneys, paraprofessionals and consultants possessing the skills, focus and resources necessary to serve the communications law needs of Fortune 100 companies, all without sacrificing the range of services and affordability which makes us the “go to” firm for new entrants and service providers of all sizes. An AV Preeminent Rated attorney, Mr. Marashlian is the winner of three consecutive Lexology /International Law Office (“ILO”) Client Choice Awards, named overall winner in the Telecommunications Law-U.S. category; Mr. Marashlian also received SmartCEO’s Executive Management Award, an honor bestowed upon C-Suite leaders who uphold the highest ethics, lead collaboratively and creatively, and enhance and support the organization’s mission. For three years in a row, Mr. Marashlian’s firm was named “Leading Customer Service Law Firm of the Year in the U.S.” by ACQ Global Awards; The CommLaw Group was also named “Best Communications Law Firm of the Year in the U.S.” by ACQ LawAwards.
Mr. Marashlian earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond and his law degree from the George Mason University School of Law.
Specialties: FCC and State (PUC/Secy. of State) regulatory, transactional, tax, litigation and advocacy;communications taxes & VoIP taxation issues; regulatory fees & tax planning; wireline & wireless transfers/assignments of control; licensing & tariffing; customer base/asset sales; regulatory reporting & compliance, contract drafting & negotiation; dispute resolution; FCC advocacy and representation in administrative proceedings, including rulemakings, declaratory petitions, and enforcement proceedings.
Mr. Marashlian is published in the Federal Communications Law Journal, and more recently, the CommLaw Conspectus. Mr. Marashlian actively contributes articles to industry and trade publications and is frequently quoted as an industry expert on a variety of subject matters.
Mr. Marashlian received his Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond, majoring in Political Science. Mr. Marashlian earned his Juris Doctor at the George Mason University School of Law where he completed specialized courses as part of the law school’s Regulatory Track; focusing on the telecommunications and information technology industries
Mr. Marashlian is licensed to practice in the state of Maryland.
Admitted to United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Member of the Federal Communications Bar Association since 1997 and Armenian Bar Association.
Mr. Marashlian has also been invited to speak at a variety of industry events:
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