WASHINGTON, D.C., 10 March 2014 – Hogan Lovells today announced that Praveen Goyal has joined the firm’s Government Regulatory practice as Counsel. He will be based in the Washington, D.C. office and a member of the firm’s Communications group.

Goyal’s arrival further extends Hogan Lovells’ support to international telecommunications providers, wireless carriers and service providers, mobile satellite service providers, wireline telecommunications companies, and consumer IT manufacturers and developers.

“We’re excited that Praveen will complement our expanding global TMT work for major IT vendors and manufacturers as well as telecom providers on emerging international and domestic policy issues,” said Michele Farquhar, Practice Area Leader of the Hogan Lovells’ Communications group.  

Goyal was most recently vice president of public policy for BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), where he led the development of global public policy advocacy and compliance strategies to address emerging regulatory barriers for the manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphone. Prior to that, he worked on BlackBerry’s government relations team, developing advocacy and relationship management strategies for various government stakeholders. He has also served as counsel within the United States Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.

Goyal received a B.A. from Yale College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. He is a frequent speaker on technology regulation, trade, and innovation issues.

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