Experienced Professional Joins The Commpliance Group; Growth in Demand for Full Spectrum Compliance Services Continues to Surge


Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group, recently welcomed Vineetha Pillai to The Commpliance Group, its affiliated regulatory consulting and outsourced compliance services division. Ms. Pillai is a 2011 graduate of the Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, with a certificate from the Institute for Law & Public Policy.  During law school, Ms. Pillai served as the Managing Editor of the CommLaw Conspectus and oversaw the production of the seminal law review article on the Federal Communications Commission’s Universal Service Fund, Mis-Administration and Misadventures of the Universal Service Fund: A Case Study in the Importance of the Administrative Procedure Act to Government Agency Rulemaking,” CommLaw Conspectus, Journal of Communications Law and Policy, Volume 20, Issue 1, June 2011.

“Ms. Pillai’s hiring further enhances our consulting division’s ability to provide best of breed regulatory compliance and licensing services,” says Jonathan Marashlian, Managing Partner at Marashlian & Donahue.  “The quality, experience and professionalism of our consulting personnel is a real differentiator for our organization, particularly when compared to competitors that rely on an ‘assembly line’ approach to compliance reporting. . . Vineetha is precisely the type of well-educated, highly trained, dedicated telecom expert our clients have come to expect.”

Demand for services at The Commpliance Group surged during the past year and the outlook for continued growth is strong.

“Our revolutionary Full Spectrum approach to solving the industry’s demand for affordable compliance solutions without sacrificing access to high-end legal services and attorney relationships continues to grow,” add Chris Canter, General Manager of The Commpliance Group.  “We believe Vineetha is the right addition at the right time in our organization’s development and are looking forward to continued improvement and expansion with her assistance.”

Vineetha Pillai joins The Commpliance Group as a Regulatory Consultant where she will be assisting telecommunications providers with their ongoing state and federal compliance requirements.  Ms. Pillai provides consultancy services for clients such as CMRS carriers, IXCs, ILECs, CLECs, and Interconnected VoIP providers in a wide variety of compliance matters, including:

  • FCC Forms 499-A and 499-Q
  • Regulatory fees submissions
  • FCC 214 applications
  • 499 Registrations
  • CPNI annual certification
  • State Public Utility Commission licensing & registrations
  • Corporate Registrations and Annual Report compliance
  • CALEA Systems Security and Integrity submissions
  • Outage reports for major and minor network outages, and
  • Voluntary and involuntary market exits.

After completing law school Ms. Pillai was a Law Clerk with the US Copyright Office, Office of International Policy & Affairs, where she gained critical experience in policy work, copyright registration reviews, and worked on an integral response report from the Copyright Office addressing the Library of Congress’ initiation of a mass digitization of public works project.

Prior to joining Marashlian & Donahue, Ms. Pillai was a Staff Attorney with a Fortune 500 energy company, where she focused her practice on corporate governance matters, including drafting power of attorneys, leading tax restructurings, and drafting corporate agreements.  A large part of her role was to assist with state filings and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deliverables.  She is a member of the American Bar Association and is licensed to practice in Maryland.

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