Glenn Richards

A partner in Dickinson Wright’s Washington DC office, Glenn Richards has a distinguished track record in communications law. His practice encompasses a diverse clientele, including VoIP and cloud communications service providers, satellite and wireless carriers, broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, and trade associations. He brings extensive experience in navigating transactional matters and representing clients before regulatory bodies such as the FCC and state public utilities commissions.

In addition to his regulatory work, Glenn is highly regarded for his work in negotiating complex global telecommunications service contracts on behalf of large corporations. He is sought after for his experience in advising investors on managing regulatory risks associated with mergers, acquisitions, IPOs, and financings within the communications sector. By offering comprehensive guidance and strategic counsel, Glenn empowers clients to make informed decisions and mitigate potential challenges, thereby maximizing opportunities for success in an ever-evolving industry landscape.

Education & Credentials


New York Law School

J.D., 1985

West Virginia University


Bar Admission

  • District of Columbia
  • New York


  • Chambers USA
    • Telecom, Broadcast & Satellite, 2022–2023
  • The Legal 500 United States
    • “Recommended,” Telecom & Broadcast, 2010, 2013–2015, 2017–2023
  • Best Lawyers in America®
    • Communications Law, 2019–2024

Professional Involvement

  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association

Court Admission

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York



  • “Restoring Trust in the Voice & Messaging Ecosystems,” Von Evolution Conference, April 10, 2024.
  • “Consent, Compliance, and Regulation: The Legal Town Hall” MEF Leadership Forum, Miami Beach, FL, March 19, 2024.
  • “20th Anniversary of the Pulver Order: Celebrating Two Decades of VoIP Innovation,” National Press Club, February 12, 2024.
  • “A Brief History of the Brief (but Voluminous) History of the FCC’s Efforts to Eliminate Illegal and Unwanted Robocalls and Robotexts,” myLawCLE, January 31, 2024.
  • “Preparing for the 20th Anniversary of the Pulver Order.” Broadband Breakfast, January 24, 2024.
  • “A Lawyer’s Guide to the Messaging Galaxy,” ConnectMobile, Las Vegas, Nevada, September 26, 2023.
  • “Robocall Regulatory Super-Session – Current Legislative, Regulatory and Enforcement Actions and Their Ramifications,” SIPNOC 2023, Herndon, VA, September 12, 2023. Moderator.
  • “Third-Party Certificates: Learn Why You Need to Make This Your First Priority,” Somos Online Webinar, September 7, 2023. Moderator.
  • “Regulatory Outlook: VON,” Jeff Pulver’s Inaugural VON Wvolution in New York, NY, April 18, 2023.
  • “The Regulatory Changes You Cannot Afford to Ignore,” Cloud Comms Summit, Leesburg, VA, September 12, 2019.
  • “Space Debris, Satellite Communications and Positioning,” Silicon Valley Space Tech presentation, April 23, 2019.
  • “Telecom Regulatory Update,” ITExpo Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, January 30, 3019.
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