Hogan Lovells expands Communications, Internet, and Media practice with senior Nokia engineer

Global law firm Hogan Lovells has added David Fritz to the firm’s Communications, Internet, and Media practice as a Senior Director based in Washington, D.C. Fritz brings 27 years of experience in the telecommunications industry helping network operators acquire spectrum access rights and deploy, upgrade, and expand their mobile and fixed networks. At Hogan Lovells, he will provide regulatory assistance on engineering and other technical matters for clients in the telecommunications, wireless, and media industries.

Communications, Internet, and Media Practice Leader Ari Fitzgerald stated, "David brings to the firm a wealth of industry knowledge, technical expertise, and gravitas that will help a wide range of firm clients take full advantage of next generation telecom networks."

Fritz comes to the firm from Nokia, where he was a senior consulting engineer with Nokia’s Regional and Major Accounts Sales Team, assisting wireless communication providers with the challenges of network proposals, designs, system implementation, equipment optimization, and maintenance, along with navigating the vast landscape of local, state, and federal agency technical regulations and policies. Additionally, he managed network systems for the US commercial mobile and fixed operators, including assisting them with radio frequency design and network deployment, among other matters. Fritz has provided technical guidance on federal programs such as the U.S. Universal Service, Rural Utility Service, Broadband Stimulus, Mobility Fund Phase 1 programs, and the U.S. Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. With a background in technology and zoning regulation, he has also provided high-level testimony relevant to telecommunications engineering design and zoning for both telecommunications carriers and government clients. He is a frequent speaker at national telecommunications conferences such as the annual conferences of the Competitive Carriers Association, Rural Broadband Association, Rural Wireless Association, and multiple state telecommunications and broadband associations.

Prior to joining Nokia, Fritz served as a senior technical consultant for Bennet & Bennet, PLLC and as a consulting engineer at Kurtis & Associates, P.C., both located in Washington, D.C. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Grove City College and serves as a technical member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.

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