Kennard B. Woods, Senior Counsel
Ken brings over 20 years of specialized experience in telecommunications and Internet access law, delivering the highest client satisfaction. His practice regularly engages him in state, federal and local regulatory representation, corporate strategic planning and implementation, and legislative and public policy advocacy.
Regulatory, Litigation, Transactions & Advocacy
While emphasizing practical solutions to regulatory compliance issues and intercarrier disputes, Ken’s background is firmly rooted in regulatory litigation. Ken has successfully tried cases involving complex technical and legal matters involving interconnection, unbundling, traffic exchange, colocation and other telecommunications-related issues. In addition, he has negotiated numerous commercial transactions involving local and long distance telecommunications carriers, cable telephony providers and information service providers. Throughout his career, Ken has appeared on behalf of the corporate and public sectors before numerous state utility commissions throughout the U.S.
Before joining FH2 Ken was in-house state regulatory counsel for MCI and a telecommunications attorney and consumer advocate in the Georgia Governor’s Office of Consumer Affairs. For the first ten years of his career Ken was in private practice in St. Louis and St. Charles, Missouri.
Reported Judicial Cases
Public Service Telephone Co. v. Georgia Public Service Com’n, 755 F.Supp.2d 1263 (N.D. Ga. 2010); BellSouth Telecommunications, Inc. v. MCImetro Access Transmission Services, Inc., 317 F.3d 1270 (11th Cir. 2003); Georgia Public Service Com’n v. Alltel Georgia Communications Corp., 230 Ga.App. 563, 497 S.E.2d 50 (1998).
Outside of the Office
For fun, Ken enjoys an array of outdoor activities—fishing, hiking, astronomy and bird watching. He also has a lifelong passion for history. As an advocate for persons with disabilities, he remains a member and past chair of the Disabilities Awareness Committee for the City of Milton, Georgia.
Before becoming a lawyer, Ken taught special education at the juvenile detention facility in St. Louis and co-authored articles relating to the criminal justice system.
Education: University of Missouri, B.S., cum laude. Saint Louis University, J.D., Lead Articles and Student Writings Editor of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.
Member: State Bar of Georgia (Member, Technology Law Section). U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Georgia Supreme Court and Georgia Court of Appeals. State Bar of Missouri. Federal Communications Bar Association and Past Co-Chair of the Atlanta Chapter.
Honors: Recipient, Martindale AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating