Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman has added two attorneys to its communications practice in Washington, the firm announced Monday.
Lew Paper and Andrew Kersting, formerly a partner and counsel at Dickstein Shapiro, respectively, will retain their respective titles at Pillsbury.
Paper is a former associate general counsel at the Federal Communication Commission and legislative counsel in the U.S. Senate. He has handled matters facing broadcasters, wireless carriers, lenders, investors and industry stakeholders. Paper’s client list has included Chase Manhattan Bank, CIT, Cumulus Media, Royal Bank of Scotland, Wachovia Securities and The WB Television Network, among others.
Paper said that he was attracted to Pillsbury because of its large communications practice and the ability to attract new clients while offering a deeper bench to his existing clients, many of which he said, followed him to the new firm.
“We would be in a position to provide better service to our existing clients and be in a better position to attract new clients,” Paper said.