Verrill Dana Welcomes Telecommunications Attorney Geoffrey Why
(December 8, 2016) – Verrill Dana is pleased to welcome telecommunications attorney Geoffrey Why to the firm's Boston, Massachusetts office.
Why has substantial experience in prominent policy and legislative issues affecting the cable, broadband, wireline and wireless industries. Prior to joining Verrill Dana, Why was a partner at a major national firm based in Boston and served as Commissioner and General Counsel of the Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable. In his role as Commissioner, he spearheaded state interests at the FCC regarding wireless spectrum auction, public safety, broadband deployment, IP transition, and Universal Service Fund reform, in addition to adjudicating cable rate cases, handling interconnection disputes, and enabling wireless companies to do business in the Commonwealth as "eligible telecommunications carriers."
Why's addition to the firm adds both depth to its utilities experience and a greater geographic reach as the first telecommunications attorney based in the firm's Boston office.
Why is currently a board member of the Asian Community Development Corporation. He received his law degree from the Boston College Law School and earned his bachelor's degree from Boston College. He received the 2016 Community Service Award from the Asian American Lawyers Association of Massachusetts earlier this month, as well as the Outstanding Service Award from the New England Conference of Public Utilities Commissioners in 2014 and the Edward J. McCormack Jr. Award for Excellence from the Office of the Attorney General of Massachusetts in 2006.