Arpan A. Sura

Arpan A. Sura

Counsel
Washington, D.C.

Email [email protected]​hoganlovells.com

Phone +1 202 637 4655

Fax +1 202 637 5910

Practice groupGlobal Regulatory

Arpan represents telecommunications and tech pioneers in deals, appeals, and everything in between.  

Arpan’s work at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) covers the full stack of issues facing the agency. In the wireless space, he is actively involved in spectrum policy proceedings, broadband infrastructure matters, and industry-changing deals. Arpan has most recently represented key stakeholders in the FCC’s 600 MHz, 3.7-4.2 GHz, 6 GHz, 12 GHz, and the millimeter-wave rulemakings. He also guides clients through the maze of federal and state regulations that often pose as barriers to broadband deployment.  

Arpan also plays in the space where consumer protection and telecommunications intersect. He regularly guides companies through compliance challenges and regulatory opportunities involving the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), STIR/SHAKEN, E911, the federal Universal Service Fund (USF), 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act (CVAA), federal broadcast regulation, and more.  

And beyond his FCC practice, Arpan regularly provides practical, actionable guidance to leading Internet companies on broader cyber-law issues involving the Stored Communications Act, the Wiretap Act, the CLOUD Act, the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA), and Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, including the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA). 

Arpan previously served as in-house counsel at Sprint, where he oversaw a portfolio of high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters. Before joining Sprint, Arpan tried cases to verdict, briefed appeals, and defended government investigations at a leading international law firm. 

Awards and recognitions

2019-2020

Media, Technology and Telecoms: Telecoms and Broadcast (Transactional), Rising star
Legal 500 US

2020

Media, technology and telecoms: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional, Recommended
Legal 500 US

Education and admissions

Education

J.D., William & Mary Law School, 2009

B.A., B.S., The University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Memberships

Federal Communications Bar Association

Bar admissions and qualifications

District of Columbia

Virginia

Representative experience

Advising numerous telecommunications and Internet companies on the new Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act).

Advises broadcasters in complex M&A transactions involving full power and low power television stations and regulatory compliance.

Represents operators and siting companies in disputes involving the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) and the National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA).

Advising automobile manufacturers on novel legal issues involving “connected car” and other telematics-related technologies.

Representing T-Mobile in spectrum-policy and competition-related matters.

Representing telecommunications and media companies in FCC and FTC investigations and enforcement proceedings.

Representing the Competitive Carriers Association in its opposition to Sinclair Broadcasting’s proposed US$3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media.

Representing stakeholders across industry sectors in numerous FCC rulemaking proceedings to reform the TCPA.

Representing the Association of American Railroads in the FCC’s rulemaking proceeding to streamline the deployment of wireless infrastructure.

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