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Hank Levine

Henry D. ("Hank") Levine is a partner in the firm of Levine, Blaszak, Block & Boothby, LLP, where he specializes in the representation of large users on telecommunications-related matters, including the negotiation of network services agreements; settling (or, where necessary, litigating) contract disputes between large users and carriers; and advising on the adoption and implementation of new technologies. The organizations for which he has worked include the City of New York and the Federal Government, DuPont, Kaiser Permanente, IBM, Honeywell, and Goldman Sachs.

From 1983 through 1992, Mr. Levine was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Morrison & Foerster, where he founded (and chaired) the firm's Communications Group. He currently serves as Chair of TechCaliber Consulting, LB3�s telecommunications consulting affiliate. He was a member of the Committee on Technologically Enhanced buildings of the National Research Council and the Executive Board of the New York Telecommunications Reliability Advisory Council; has been retained by the United States General Services Administration to provide strategic advice and assistance in connection with the FTS2000, FTS 2001, and Networx programs (through which the government purchases much of its telecommunications services); served as counsel to the Ad Hoc Committee of Enterprise Customers in the WorldCom bankruptcy proceeding; and was a key witness in the government�s successful efforts to block the merger of MCI and Sprint.

Mr. Levine's writings on telecommunications regulation and transactions include more than 50 articles and chapters in several books. In 1996, Network World named him one of the twenty-five most powerful people in networking, citing his "unique experience, knowledge and savvy" in "dealing with the pricing, terms and conditions that shape custom network contracts." Chambers Global and Chambers USA variously describe him as "thought [by clients and peers] to be one of the most knowledgeable lawyers in the industry," and as the lawyer who "wrote the gospel on telecoms negotiation...he's more than an attorney--he really knows the technology." He is also listed in Washington DC Super Lawyers and The Best Lawyers in America, and the Lawdragon 500/3000.

 
Recent posts by Hank


May 31, 2017

In the days of old, people in suits used to meet at a boardroom table to update each other on their work. Including a remote colleague meant setting a conference phone on the table for in-person pa

April 19, 2017

Now more than ever, enterprise contact centers have a unique opportunity to lead the way towards complete, digital transformation. Moving your contact center to the cloud is a starting point, quick

April 5, 2017

Its no secret that the cloud offers significant benefits to enterprises - including cost reduction, scalability, higher efficiency, and more flexibility. If your phone system and contact center are

June 9, 2017
If you think telecom expense management applies to nothing more than business phone lines, think again. Hyoun Park, founder and principal investigator with technology advisory Amalgam Insights, tells ....
June 2, 2017
Enterprises strategizing on mobility today, including for internal collaboration, don't have the luxury of learning as they go. Tony Rizzo, enterprise mobility specialist with Blue Hill Research, expl....
May 24, 2017
Mark Winther, head of IDC's global telecom consulting practice, gives us his take on how CPaaS providers evolve beyond the basic building blocks and address maturing enterprise needs.
May 18, 2017
Diane Myers, senior research director at IHS Markit, walks us through her 2017 UC-as-a-service report... and shares what might be to come in 2018.
April 28, 2017
Change isn't easy, but it is necessary. Tune in for advice and perspective from Zeus Kerravala, co-author of a "Digital Transformation for Dummies" special edition.
April 20, 2017
Robin Gareiss, president of Nemertes Research, shares insight gleaned from the firm's 12th annual UCC Total Cost of Operations study.
March 23, 2017
Tim Banting, of Current Analysis, gives us a peek into what the next three years will bring in advance of his Enterprise Connect session exploring the question: Will there be a new model for enterpris....
March 15, 2017
Andrew Prokop, communications evangelist with Arrow Systems Integration, discusses the evolving role of the all-important session border controller.
March 9, 2017
Organizer Alan Quayle gives us the lowdown on programmable communications and all you need to know about participating in this pre-Enterprise Connect hackathon.
March 3, 2017
From protecting against new vulnerabilities to keeping security assessments up to date, security consultant Mark Collier shares tips on how best to protect your UC systems.
February 24, 2017
UC analyst Blair Pleasant sorts through the myriad cloud architectural models underlying UCaaS and CCaaS offerings, and explains why knowing the differences matter.
February 17, 2017
From the most basics of basics to the hidden gotchas, UC consultant Melissa Swartz helps demystify the complex world of SIP trunking.
February 7, 2017
UC&C consultant Kevin Kieller, a partner at enableUC, shares pointers for making the right architectural choices for your Skype for Business deployment.
February 1, 2017
Elka Popova, a Frost & Sullivan program director, shares a status report on the UCaaS market today and offers her perspective on what large enterprises need before committing to UC in the cloud.
January 26, 2017
Andrew Davis, co-founder of Wainhouse Research and chair of the Video track at Enterprise Connect 2017, sorts through the myriad cloud video service options and shares how to tell if your choice is en....
January 23, 2017
Sheila McGee-Smith, Contact Center/Customer Experience track chair for Enterprise Connect 2017, tells us what we need to know about the role cloud software is playing in contact centers today.