Glenn B. Manishin, Esq.

Managing Partner, ParadigmShift Law LLP (June 2015-present)

Represent selected clients on business law, M&A and litigation matters, focusing on providing integrated representation to both emerging growth and mature technology ventures. I am also EVP and Chief Legal Officer for TeleUp Inc.

Partner, Troutman Sanders LLP (May 2012-June 2015)

courtRecruited to join antitrust section of growing international law firm. Competition, intellectual property and policy advocacy for technology based enterprises, with practice concentrated in antitrust, complex litigation, telecom and technology policy, Internet & new media. Representative clients included 1-800-Collect, Allied Systems, ARRIS Group, CCIA, Consumer Federation of America, DataBanker, Disruptive Competition Project, Echelon Corp., Emera, GoldenSpear, Goldman Sachs, Health Technology Forum, IMMIX Wireless, InComm Holdings, Johnson Controls, Metabolic Health Systems, PC Management,, Sports Fans Coalition, Technology Education Institute, TeleUp,, U.S. DID Corp., Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Volt Information Sciences, Zix Corp.

Partner, Duane Morris LLP (2008-2012)

Competition, intellectual property and policy advocacy for technology based enterprises, with practice concentrated in complex litigation, telecom and technology policy, antitrust and Internet & new media. Representative clients included Aspen Wireless Technologies, Broadband Census, Broadband Ventures, Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Consumer Federation of America, CCT Communications, CallAssistant, Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT), Collection Co. of America, Doro AB, DutchPhone Holdings, Entertainment News, InComm Networks, ISI Group, Johnson Controls, Kiskadee Communications (Bermuda), Name.Space, Magic Sauce Media, Morgan Stanley, Nittany Media, NuVox, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Sling Media, Securus Technologies, Statz, shopkick, TelePlus, UBS Securities, U.S. South Communications, Unicorn Media, Wireless & Infrastructure Network Services, Zix Corp.

Major litigation and appellate matters included Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC, 652 F.3d 431 (3d Cir. 2011), cert. denied sub nom. Tribune Co. v. FCC, No. 11-696 (S. Ct. 2012); Loren Data Corp. v. GXS, Inc., No. DCK 10-3474 (D. Md. Aug. 9, 2011), app. pending, No. 11-2062 (4th Cir. 2012); Bilski v. Kappos, 130 S. Ct. 3218 (2010); Castro v. Collecto, Inc., 668 F. Supp. 2d 950 (W.D. Tex. 2009), aff’d, 634 F.3d 779 (5th Cir. 2011); Judd v. AT&T, Inc. UT-042022 (Wash. Util. & Transp. Comm. 2011); GCB Communications, Inc. v. U.S. South Communications, Inc., No. 2:07-cv-02054-SRB (D. Arix. 2009), rev’d, 650 F.3d 1257, 53 Comm. Reg. (P&F) ¶ 176 (9th Cir. 2011); Kiskadee Communications (Bermuda) Ltd. v. Protostar Ltd., No. 09-12659 (Bankr. D. Del. 2010).

Partner, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP (2001-08)

Chaired DC/VA Litigation Practice Group for this New York-based firm and architected its expansion from legacy telecom regulatory compliance to the policy and legal disputes affecting the new economy. Representative clients included Oracle, CCIA, Google, RIAA, ProComp, Vonage, Return Path, Global NAPs, BroadVoice, IDT, Telos, International Prepaid Communications Assn. (IPCA), Winstar Communications, Association of Local Telecommunications Services (ALTS), Consumer Federation of America and Consumers Union. Lead litigation counsel in several trend-setting antitrust cases arising out of the impact of deregulation in the telecommunications industry.

Major litigation and appellate matters included Vonage Holdings Corp and CCIA v. FCC, 489 F.3d 1232 (D.C. Cir. 2007); Global NAPs, Inc. v. Verizon New Eng., Inc., 489 F.3d 13 (1st Cir. 2007); Winstar Comms. LLC v. Equity Office Properties, Inc., 2006-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶ 75,154 (2d Cir. 2006); SecureInfo Corp. v. Telos Corp., 387 F. Supp. 2d 593 (E.D. Va. 2006); Judd v. AT&T, Inc., 95 P.3d 337, 136 Wn. App. 1022 (Wash. 2006); S. New Eng. Tel. Co. v. Global NAPs, Inc., 482 F. Supp. 2d 2, 458 F. Supp. 2d 23 (D. Conn. 2006); Covad Comms. Co. v. Bell Atlantic Corp., 398 F.3d 686, 407 F.3d 1220 (D.C. Cir. 2005); IDT v. Building Owners & Managers Assn., No. 03-4113 (D.N.J. 2005); Final Analysis Comm Servs. v. General Dynamics Corp., No. 8:03-cv-307 (D. Md. 2005); Massachusetts v. Microsoft Corp., 373 F.3d 1199 (D.C. Cir. 2004); Prometheus Radio Project v. FCC, 373 F.3d 372 (3d Cir. 2004), cert. denied, 545 U.S. 1123 (2005); United States Telecom Ass’n v. FCC, 359 F.3d 554 (D.C. Cir. 2004); AT&T Corp. v. FCC, 292 F.3d 808 (D.C. Cir. 2002); WorldCom, Inc. v. FCC, 288 F.3d 429 (D.C. Cir. 2002); Texas Office of Pub. Util. Counsel v. FCC, 265 F.3d 313 (5th Cir. 2002); United States v. Microsoft Corp., 231 F. Supp. 2d 144 (D.D.C. 2002), 2003-1 Trade Cas. (CCH) ¶ 73,926 (D.D.C. 2003); Yahoo!, Inc. v. La Ligue Contre Le Racisme et L’Antisemitisme, 169 F. Supp. 2d 1181 (N.D. Cal. 2001); Valdez v. New Mexico, 54 P.3d 71 (N.M. Sp. Ct. 2002).

Partner, Patton Boggs LLP (1999-2001)

Principal member of firm’s Technology, Internet & New Media practice groups, recruited for newly opened Northern Virginia office. Multidisciplinary practice, including corporate financial and transactional deals, offering integrated representation to both emerging growth and mature technology ventures. Representative clients included AirFiber Communications, Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA), Securify, Tellme, eMusic, Telera, [email protected], NexGen Networks, NorthPoint, TollBridge and

Major litigation and appellate matters included General Instrument Corp. v. FCC, 213 F.3d 724 (D.C. Cir. 2000); Competition Policy Institute v. U.S. West, Inc., 120 S. Ct. 2215 (2000); Name.Space, Inc. v. Network Solutions, Inc., 202 F.3d 573 (2d Cir. 2000); GTE New Media Services Corp. v. BellSouth Corp., 199 F.3d 1343 (D.C. Cir. 2000); Daleure v. Kentucky, 119 F. Supp. 2d 683 (W.D. Ky. 2000), affd., 269 F.3d 540 (6th Cir. 2001).

Partner, Technology Law Group (1990-99)

Senior partner in 15-attorney technology law boutique. Special expertise in advocacy for start-up ventures and high-tech companies on novel, competitively significant issues and standards-setting activities. Representative clients included Netscape Communications, Echelon, MCI and MCImetro, Juno Online, Telocity, Apple, Rhythms NetConnections, SnapTrack, McCaw Cellular, Centex, WebCel and the Competition Policy Institute. Principal lobbyist for the Computer & High-Tech Coalition (CHTC) and the DSL Access Telecommunications Alliance (DATA) on broadband and interoperability issues before both Congress and the FCC.

tlglogo2Major appellate and litigation matters included US West, Inc. v. FCC, 182 F.3d 1224 (10th Cir. 1999); International Telecard Ass’n v. FCC, 166 F.3d 387 (D.C. Cir.), cert. denied, 526 U.S. 1146 (1999); PGMedia, Inc. v. Network Solutions, Inc., 51 F. Supp. 2d 389 (S.D.N.Y. 1999); GTE New Media Services, Inc. v. Netscape Communications Corp., 21 F. Supp. 2d 27 (D.D.C. 1998); MCI Telecommunications Corp. v. Pacific Bell, 1998 US Dist. LEXIS 17556 (N.D. Cal. 1998); Melcher v. FCC, 134 F.3d 1143 (D.C. Cir. 1998); In re WebCel Communications, Inc., 1998 US App. LEXIS 4684 (DC Cir. 1998); Iowa Utilities Board v. FCC, 120 F.3d 753 (8th Cir. 1997), rev’d in part, AT&T Corp. v. Iowa Utilities Board, 525 U.S. 366 (1999); Tobe v. City of Santa Ana, 9 Cal 4th 1069, 892 P.2d 1145 (1995); Gandal v. Telemundo Group, Inc., 997 F.2d 1561 (D.C. Cir. 1993), 23 F.3d 539 (D.C. Cir. 1994); Carney v. United States Department of Justice, 115 S. Ct. 86 (1994); Richman Bros. Records, Inc. v. US Sprint Communication Co., 953 F.2d 1431 (3d Cir. 1991), cert. denied, 112 S. Ct. 3056 (1992), aff’d Richman Bros. Records, Inc. v. FCC, 124 F.3d 1302 (D.C. Cir. 1997).

Partner, Jenner & Block (1985-90)

Representation and counseling of clients in numerous Congressional hearings, FCC and state administrative proceedings, and merger and antitrust investigations. Handled all aspects of MCI Communications Corp.’s regulatory strategy, including the “Triennial Review” of the United States v. AT&T antitrust decree, numerous decree enforcement cases and FCC proceedings related to ballot and allocation for interexchange traffic, pricing of dominant carrier services, 800 access, SS7 implementation, “gateway” information services, calling card validation and alternative access technologies.

Elected partner December 1988. Counsel to the Interexchange Carrier Industry Committee and the United Satellite Industry Association. Lead trial counsel in federal civil fraud case and second-chair trial counsel in successful defense of multi-million dollar “bad faith” insurance action. Other major matters included Coker v. Sullivan, 902 F.2d 84 (D.C. Cir. 1990); Mitchell v. Director, 855 F.2d 485 (7th Cir. 1988); Pennsylvania Life Ins. Co. v. Bumbrey, 665 F. Supp. 1190 (E.D. Va. 1987).

Trial Attorney, Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice (1982-85)

Antitrust and regulatory litigation in telecommunications, cable television, broadcast and financial services industries. Substantial responsibility in the Department’s investigation and Tunney Act consent decree settlement of GTE’s acquisition of Sprint and in the FCC’s “effective competition” rulemaking implementing the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984, as well as Sherman and Clayton Act investigations in satellite communications and commercial banking. Special Achievement Awards (1983 and 1984); Outstanding Performance Award (1984).

Law Clerk, Hon. J. Clifford Wallace, U.S. Ct. of Appeals, 9th Cir. (1981-82)

Chief law clerk for one of the most senior and respected jurists on the Ninth Circuit, formerly Chief Judge, appointed by President Nixon.

Professional Activities

Senior Legal Analyst, Disruptive Competition Project (June 2012-present)
Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals (2009-present)
Member, Antitrust Committee, Intellectual Property Owners Association (2008-10)
Executive Director, Universal Service Policy Project (2006-08)
Chair, CLEC Antitrust Council (2001-04)
Board of Advisors, NetAction (1996-2004)
Director, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility (1999-2003)
General Counsel,, Inc. (2000-01)
General Partner, Accelerant Partners, LLP (1999-2001)
Member, North American Numbering Council (1997-99)
Member, Telecommunications Accessibility Advisory Committee (1996-97)
Director, National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty (1989-99)
General Counsel, Interexchange Carriers Industry Committee (1985-90)
Issues Advisor, Dukakis for President Campaign (1988)
National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Boulder, Colorado (1984)
ABA National Institute on Antitrust and Economics (1983)
Attorney General’s Advocacy Institute (1983)


Chambers USA: White-Collar Crime & Government Investigations (2009-13)
The Best Lawyers in America: White Collar Defense (2012-14)
Benchmark Litigation: Local Litigation Star, DC (2013)
Who’s Who in America (2010, 2006)
Who’s Who in American Law (2006, 2000, 1998-99)
America’s Best Lawyers, Forbes (2005)


American Bar Association
ABA Section of Antitrust Law
ABA Forum on Communications Law
Federal Communications Bar Association



Columbia University School of Law, J.D. 1981

  • Notes and Comments Editor, Columbia Law Review
  • Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar (1978-1981)
  • International Fellow

Brandeis University, B.A. cum laude 1977

  • Economics Major
  • Varsity Swimming

Admitted to Practice

Supreme Court of the United States
Supreme Court of California
Supreme Court of Virginia
District of Columbia Court of Appeals
U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia