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Eric B. Langley

Eric is a co-founder and the managing member of the firm.  More than 75% of Eric’s practice is devoted to representing electric utilities in pole attachment, joint use and other telecom matters.  This practice area spans multiple disciplines, ranging from day-to-day consultation with clients to major matter representation in contract negotiations, state and federal rulemaking proceedings, and litigated disputes in state court, federal court, state utility commissions, and the Federal Communications Commission.  Eric spent nearly 18 years at a large law firm before forming Langley & Bromberg LLC in 2016. He is a frequent speaker at joint use conferences and trade meetings across the country.  His core litigation practice focuses on joint use, pole attachments, energy and spent nuclear fuel litigation, but he also has tried casualty, intellectual property, consumer credit and zoning cases.

Eric is married and has three children. He enjoys running, following his children to soccer and basketball games, and the beach.

REPRESENTATIVE EXPERIENCE

Pole Attachment and Joint Use Litigation

Lead counsel for electric utilities in multiple complaint proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission; Lead counsel for numerous electric utilities in pole attachment and joint use matters in state and federal courts; lead counsel in one of the only full-scale pole attachment trials in the Federal Communications Commission.

Appellate Litigation

Lead counsel for electric utilities in appeals of orders from Federal Communications Commission; counsel for electric utilities and other businesses in numerous other appeals.

Pole Attachment, Joint Use & Telecom Consultation

Provides advice and counsel to electric utilities regarding their relationships with third-party attachers (CATV, Telecom, etc.); represents electric utilities in negotiation of pole attachment and joint use agreements; has served as lead counsel in multiple major negotiations between electric utilities and telecom interests (ILECs, CLECs, ISPs, Wireless Carriers and others); advises electric utility clients on tower leasing, fiber leasing, RF interference, and other telecom matters.

Energy Litigation

Represents electric utilities in spent nuclear fuel litigation; represented generation and transmission cooperative in wholesale power dispute; represented investor owned utility in anti-trust case arising out of coal purchase practices.

Spent Nuclear Fuel Litigation

Represents electric utilities in claims against the United States for its failure to develop a permanent repository for the storage of spent nuclear fuel; has tried multiple cases before the Court of Federal Claims.

Business Litigation

Represents entrepreneurs and investors in business disputes; represented government contractor in breach of subcontract arising out of overseas manufacturing facility; has represented financial institutions in Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and Fair Credit Reporting Act cases.

Class Action

Represented banks, insurers, and other businesses in various bond default and other class action lawsuits; represented numerous food/diet companies in class action lawsuits alleging mislabeling of nutritional aspects of product.

PROFESSIONAL

Supreme Court of the United States

United States Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit

U.S. Court of Federal Claims

U.S. District Court, Middle District, of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Northern District, of Alabama

U.S. District Court, Southern District, of Alabama

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Energy Law 2012-2016

 Listed in Birmingham Magazine’s Top Attorneys (Energy & Natural Resources), 2011

Listed in Benchmark Litigation as a Local Litigation Star

American Bar Association

Birmingham Bar Association

Alabama State Bar

EDUCATION

The University of Alabama School of Law (Cum Laude, 1998)

Auburn University (Cum Laude, 1995 )