Jane L. Wagner

Jane L. Wagner

Partner

703-714-1321 (telephone)
703-563-6222 (fax)

jlw@commlawgroup.com
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Ms. Wagner is a partner and head of the firm's Dispute Resolution and Litigation practice.  Ms. Wagner also serves clients in the following practice areas: Corporate, Contracts and Commercial Transactions, Intellectual Property and Technology, Internet and E-Commerce, and Telecommunications, VoIP and Advanced Services.

Ms. Wagner provides general corporate and strategic business advice to companies of all shapes and sizes, from entrepreneurial start-ups to established, multi-national businesses transacting business in the United States and abroad.   Ms. Wagner assists clients with contract negotiation, drafting, review, interpretation, defense and enforcement as well as asset management, transfers of control including mergers and acquisitions and other corporate restructurings.  She represents clients at all stages of their business development, from formation to governance, business dealings and transactions, compliance and reporting and various levels of capital formation and dissolution.  Ms. Wagner routinely counsels cloud service providers on commercial and regulatory issues surrounding their offerings.

Ms. Wagner also assists clients with a broad range of intellectual property matters. She has significant experience counseling companies and individuals with respect to the development, production, procurement, advancement and exploitation of technology, information, brands and artistic creations. She provides clients global trademark and copyright management, including U.S. and non-U.S. prosecution, maintenance, searching, clearance and enforcement of their IP rights. Throughout her career, she has provided strategic business assessment on IP rights to leading entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, noted research institutions and private and public companies in most major technology fields. Ms. Wagner works with her clients to achieve creative solutions to address their intellectual property dilemmas while simultaneously creating unique opportunities for her clients. She routinely advises on the structuring and implementation of diverse licensing arrangements, joint ventures, collaborations, acquisitions, dispositions and other contractual agreements.

Ms. Wagner’s transactional experience is complemented with a well-rounded litigation practice. Ms. Wagner began her career as a commercial litigator gaining trial experience in federal and state courts throughout the United States. She has worked on complex commercial litigation issues, including such areas as contracts, commercial transactions, fraud, trade secrets, civil conspiracy, trademark and patent infringement and securities litigation. Ms. Wagner has prevailed for clients in business tort and contract cases; intellectual property and trade secret disputes; consumer protection cases and government investigations. Ms. Wagner zealously protects her client’s rights whether through temporary restraining orders, preliminary injunctions, jury and bench trials or other means. She also assists clients with regulatory defense matters before the FCC and state regulatory agencies across the nation.  Whether prosecuting or defending a claim, Ms. Wagner serves clients as an effective advocate and a prudent, thoughtful counselor. Recognizing the strain litigation places on a company, Ms. Wagner strives to target effective discovery to resolve disputes quickly and use motions practice to dispose of the case without the necessity of a lengthy pre-trial or trial.

 

 

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Representative Experience

  • Drafting and negotiation of contracts and commercial agreements and advising clients on structuring new business enterprises
  • Assisting clients in the formation, dissolution and acquisition of corporate entities
  • Assisting on-line retailers with the creation of Privacy Policies, Customer Service Agreements, and Terms of Use
  • Developing comprehensive TCPA and CAN-SPAM compliant privacy policies including website disclosures, third-party non-disclosure and non-compete agreements addressing the protection of confidential information, and CPNI manuals
  • Advising clients with regard to state and federal telemarketing restrictions and responding to complaints
  • Assisting communications providers in gaining access to necessary infrastructure, such as public and private rights-of-way
  • Advising clients regarding state and federal regulations impacting the prepaid and stored value industries
  • Advising clients regarding federal anti-money laundering rules, unclaimed property, and escheat laws as applied to prepaid providers
  • Counseling and prosecution in the fields of trademark and copyright law
  • Assisting in the selection of company and product names
  • Development of comprehensive trademark and branding strategies, and formulating strategic approaches for the licensing and enforcement of intellectual property rights
  • Handling trademark litigation matters in federal court and before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board
  • Handling domestic and foreign trademark prosecution efforts
  • Counseling clients on Internet, domain name, and copyright issues
  • Represent clients in both federal and state litigation involving commercial disputes and disputes with regulatory agencies
  • Assisting with client representation before the FCC, including filing and defending against informal complaints
  • Drafting comments and petitions for filing with the FCC in rulemaking proceedings
  • Defending clients in Notice of Apparent Liability (“NAL”) proceedings
  • Advising clients with regard to state and federal telemarketing restrictions and responding to complaints
  • Assisting in client advocacy initiatives before the FCC
  • Obtaining FCC and state authorizations for local, long distance, international, operator and pre-paid telecom services

 

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Practices

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Publications

Ms. Wagner served as the Publications Editor for the George Mason University Civil Rights Law Review during law school.

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Education

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Ms. Wagner double majored in History and Communications. She received her Juris Doctor at the George Mason University School of Law.

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Admissions

Ms. Wagner is admitted to practice law in the State of Illinois

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