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Arpan A. Sura

Senior Associate
Washington, D.C.

Arpan A. Sura

Arpan Sura guides telecom and tech companies through their most difficult challenges. An extraordinarily versatile advocate and counselor, Arpan's practice straddles the regulatory, litigation, enforcement, and public policy spheres.

Arpan's work before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) touches the most important issues affecting the Internet: 5G deployment, competition policy, media concentration, net neutrality, broadband privacy, foreign investment, wireless infrastructure reform, spectrum allocations, the 600 MHz incentive auction, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). He is involved in a variety of rulemaking and adversarial proceedings before the FCC and helps clients win FCC approval of major transactions. In these matters, Arpan represents wireless carriers, broadcasters, satellite operators, edge providers, media companies, trade associations, institutional investors, the transportation industry, tower companies, and IoT manufacturers.

Beyond his FCC practice, Arpan has advised clients in the areas of mobile payments, FinTech, and e-commerce. He has navigated lending, payments, privacy, and consumer protection laws to help clients bring next-generation services to market. His guidance is designed to be actionable yet sensitive to enforcement risk from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and other state and federal regulators.

Arpan understands the practical and commercial realities facing the telecom and tech industry. Before joining Hogan Lovells, Arpan served as in-house counsel at Sprint, where he oversaw a portfolio of high-stakes litigation and enforcement matters, advised company leaders on regulatory and litigation issues, and provided thought leadership on the evolution of the legal industry.

Arpan is also an experienced litigator. Before joining Sprint, he tried cases to verdict, briefed appeals, and defended government investigations at a leading international law firm. Arpan graduated from William & Mary Law School and served on the William & Mary Law Review. He earned bachelor degrees in computer science, philosophy, and government from the University of Texas at Austin.

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
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