Bennett L. Ross

Chair, Telephony Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

Bennett L. Ross

Bennett L. Ross

Chair, Telephony Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

Biography

Bennett L. Ross is on the board of Washington & Lee University and Member of Association of Corporate Counsel, Member of The Federal Communications Bar Association and Member of American Bar Association. In the past Mr. Ross held the position of Partner at Bass, Berry & Sims Plc and General Counsel at BellSouth Corp. Bennett L. Ross received a graduate degree from Vanderbilt University and an undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University.

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Career Highlights

BellSouth Corporation

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1609

Number of Boards

2

Number of Awards

7

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Chair, White Collar Defense & Government Investigations Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

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Co-Chair, Health Care Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

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Co-Chair, Election Law & Government Ethics at Wiley Rein LLP

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Co-Chair, Health Care Practice at Wiley Rein LLP

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President Emeritus at Washington and Lee University

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Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

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Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

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Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

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Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

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Partner at Wiley Rein LLP

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Chair, Telephony Practice at Wiley Rein LLP
Education
B.S., magna cum laude

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center. Academic Divisions Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. The undergraduate institution offers 40 majors, 20 minors and more than 1,100 courses—an enviable curriculum for a school of only 1,770 undergraduate students. W&L also features the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges. The School of Law, one of the smallest nationally recognized legal programs in the country at about 400 students, has its own dean and faculty. It offers the Juris Doctor degree and, for international law graduates, the Master of Laws degree in United States Law. Faculty and Students As one of the nation's best teaching colleges, W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. Virtually all of the University's professors hold the Ph.D. degree or equivalent earned doctoral degree, and all faculty members are active in continuing self-development as scholars and teachers. There are no teaching assistants. The average class size is 16 students, and nearly one-fourth of all classes have no more than 10 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. W&L is also notable for its national and international student body. W&L's students live in 48 states and the District of Columbia and hold citizenships in 47 other countries. About 14 percent of undergraduates come from Virginia, with large numbers of students arriving from Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Student Life Once on campus, W&L students are highly involved in student government, athletics and student activities. The University fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including the 2007 national champions in women's tennis. Students can also participate in over 125 clubs and organizations, including a student newspaper, a broadcast radio station, and cable television station. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of the University is its student run Honor System, and the environment that it creates on campus and in Lexington. Students at W&L enjoy unparalleled academic and social freedom. Undergraduates typically schedule their own final examinations, all students take their exams unsupervised, personal property is generally safe on campus, most University buildings remain open twenty-four hours per day, and a student’s word is accepted and respected both on campus and in the community. Since its inception, the Honor System has fostered a sense of community and trust that continues to enhance the lives of Washington and Lee students, during enrollment at Washington and Lee and in their later personal and professional lives.

J.D., Order of the Coif

Vanderbilt University campus in Nashville, Tennessee, the law school combines the advantages of a stimulating university community, a top-tier faculty, a small, carefully selected student body, and a vibrant, livable city. Known for offering a rigorous academic program in a collegial, supportive atmosphere, Vanderbilt Law School attracts law students and faculty seeking a first-rate academic institution that also affords an excellent quality of life. In 2002, the law school completed an extensive renovation and expansion project, and Vanderbilt now offers its students a state-of-the-art facility with wireless internet access throughout, situated on a park-like campus that is a national arboretum.

Memberships
Member
Current

American Bar Association provides legal services. It provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, legal information and other services to assist legal professionals. The firm has members which include judges, court administrators, law professors, and non-practicing attorneys. The company was founded on August 21, 1878 and is headquartered in Chicago, IL.

member
Current

The Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), originally founded as the American Corporate Counsel Association (ACCA) in 1983, is a professional association serving the business interests of attorneys who practice in the legal departments of corporations, associations and other private-sector organizations around the world. ACC states that it has more than 34,000 members employed by over 10,000 organizations in 85 countries.

Member
Current

The Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)is a volunteer organization of attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials and law students involved in the study, development, interpretation and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. From broadband deployment to broadcast content, from emerging wireless technologies to emergency communications, from spectrum allocations to satellite broadcasting, the FCBA has something to offer nearly everyone involved in the communications industry. That’s why the FCBA, more than two thousand members strong, has been the leading organization for communications lawyers and other professionals since 1936.

Career History
Chair, Telephony Practice
Current

Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

General Counsel
Prior

BellSouth Corp. operates as a telecommunications holding company. It provides wire line communication services including local exchange, network access, intra local access, and internet services. The firm also offers print and online directory advertising. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Atlanta, GA.

Partner
Prior

The law firm of Bass, Berry & Sims PLC with offices in Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis and Washington, D.C. is comprised of more than 200 attorneys who represent and advise more than forty publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies and who have been involved in some of the largest and most important business and litigation matters in the country.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Trustees
2009 - Current

Founded in 1749, Washington and Lee University is named for two of the most influential men in American history: George Washington, whose generous endowment of $20,000 in 1796 helped the fledgling school (then known as Liberty Hall Academy) survive, and Robert E. Lee, whose presidency and innovative leadership brought the University into the national limelight. The University is located in the historic city of Lexington (population 7,000) in the Great Valley of Virginia about three hours southwest of Washington, D.C. W&L’s 35 principal buildings include the picturesque Washington College group forming the Colonnade facing Lee Chapel, where Robert E. Lee is buried. The Colonnade and Lee Chapel are National Historic Landmarks. New or recently renovated buildings include the John W. Elrod University Commons, the journalism department's Reid Hall, the Doremus fitness center and Wilson Hall, the fine arts and music center. Academic Divisions Washington and Lee is composed of two undergraduate divisions, the College and the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics; and a graduate School of Law. The undergraduate institution offers 40 majors, 20 minors and more than 1,100 courses—an enviable curriculum for a school of only 1,770 undergraduate students. W&L also features the only fully-accredited business school and fully-accredited journalism program among the nation's top-tier liberal arts colleges. The School of Law, one of the smallest nationally recognized legal programs in the country at about 400 students, has its own dean and faculty. It offers the Juris Doctor degree and, for international law graduates, the Master of Laws degree in United States Law. Faculty and Students As one of the nation's best teaching colleges, W&L places a high priority on recruiting and retaining a top-notch faculty. Virtually all of the University's professors hold the Ph.D. degree or equivalent earned doctoral degree, and all faculty members are active in continuing self-development as scholars and teachers. There are no teaching assistants. The average class size is 16 students, and nearly one-fourth of all classes have no more than 10 students. The student-to-faculty ratio is 9:1. W&L is also notable for its national and international student body. W&L's students live in 48 states and the District of Columbia and hold citizenships in 47 other countries. About 14 percent of undergraduates come from Virginia, with large numbers of students arriving from Maryland, Texas, Georgia, New York, Pennsylvania and California. Student Life Once on campus, W&L students are highly involved in student government, athletics and student activities. The University fields 24 NCAA Division III sports, including the 2007 national champions in women's tennis. Students can also participate in over 125 clubs and organizations, including a student newspaper, a broadcast radio station, and cable television station. Perhaps the most distinguishing characteristic of the University is its student run Honor System, and the environment that it creates on campus and in Lexington. Students at W&L enjoy unparalleled academic and social freedom. Undergraduates typically schedule their own final examinations, all students take their exams unsupervised, personal property is generally safe on campus, most University buildings remain open twenty-four hours per day, and a student’s word is accepted and respected both on campus and in the community. Since its inception, the Honor System has fostered a sense of community and trust that continues to enhance the lives of Washington and Lee students, during enrollment at Washington and Lee and in their later personal and professional lives.

Member, Pro Bono Committee
Current

Wiley Rein LLP provides legal services. It specializes in more than 20 practice areas such as advertising, anti-trust, copyright, insurance, white collar defense, franchise and government contracts. The firm serves domestic and international clients. The company was founded by Richard E. Wiley in 1983 and is located in McLean, VA.

Political Donations
$500
2018

Former Representative at Office of the Representative from California's 45th District, Mimi Walters

$500
2018
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B. Riley Financial, Inc. purchases magicJack VocalTec Ltd.

Awards & Honors
Admitted to District of Columbia Bar
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
Court Admission: US Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
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