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Abraham J. Shanedling

Washington, DC
F: +1.202.747.3921



  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2015, cum laude, Managing Editor, Georgetown Journal of International Law
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin, 2009, with honors
  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
Thought Leadership


Abraham Shanedling is an associate in the Business Trial Practice Group in the firm's Washington, D.C. office.

Areas of Practice

Abraham represents clients in complex litigation and technical regulatory matters across various industries, including communications regulatory issues and disputes for communications sector clients. Abraham has represented clients before federal and state courts across the country as well as federal and state administrative agencies. He has honed his litigation skills regarding every aspect of a case, with matters ranging from multi-district products liability litigation and commercial disputes to government investigations and enforcement actions.

Abraham currently represents cable operators and other broadband providers in matters involving communications law issues. This includes issues related to municipal franchising (including franchise renewal and transfers of control), franchise fees, fees in support of Public, Educational and Governmental (“PEG”) channels, institutional networks, access to rights-of-way, pole attachments, infrastructure deployment, and a host of related issues.

At Sheppard Mullin, Abraham serves on the pro bono committee and is actively involved in various pro bono matters, including representation of asylum seekers.

Abraham previously served as a law clerk with the United States Senate Committee on the Judiciary and as a legal intern in the Office of the Chief Counsel of the United States Department of Homeland Security. Aside from his practice, Abraham is an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he teaches a course on Legal Research, Analysis and Writing.


  • Burton Distinguished Legal Writing Award, 2015


  • Represents a broad coalition of cable providers in pole attachment rulemaking proceedings before the Maine Public Utilities Commissions
  • Represented national cable operator in obtaining unanimous victory before the Texas Supreme Court regarding uniform pole attachment rate and anti-discrimination requirements in the Texas Public Utility Regulatory Act. Time Warner Cable Texas LLC v. CPS Energy, No. 17-0840, --- S.W.3d ---, 2019 WL 2147257 (Tex. May 17, 2019)
  • Secured dismissal of all claims brought against government defense/robotics contractor for defamation, tortious interference with contractual relationships, civil conspiracy, and unfair competition. Robo-Team NA, Inc. v. Endeavor Robotics, 313 F. Supp. 3d 19 (D.D.C. 2018)

  • Successfully represented the Louisiana Cable & Telecommunications Association in negotiating settlement of claims brought by electric utility company before the Louisiana Public Service Commission regarding pole attachment rental rates. See In re: Complaint and Petition for Declaratory Ruling on Proper Formula for the Pole Attachment Rental Rate Under Louisiana Public Service Commission Order Dated September 4, 2014, Docket No. U-34688 (La. Pub. Serv. Comm’n filed 2017)

  • Represented national cable operator in defeating a request for a temporary restraining order and a motion to remand, and securing voluntary dismissal of breach of contract action brought by landowner in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. See Smalley v. Charter Commc’ns Holding Co., LLC, 2017 WL 7520467 (N.D. Tex. Apr. 10, 2017); 2017 WL 2335518 (N.D. Tex. May 26, 2017)


  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Communications Bar Association
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia