Allison D. Rule Named Partner at Marashlian & Donahue, LLC


Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group, is pleased to announce that attorney Allison Driver Rule has been elevated to partnership in the law practice effective January 1, 2014.

“We are tremendously honored to recognize Allison’s immeasurable contributions to the success of the firm by appointing her partner. Allison’s promotion recognizes her unmatched dedication, loyalty and professional achievements since joining the firm in 2008. As the head of the firm’s litigation department and co-lead of our Communications Taxes and Fees practice, Allison has remained fully engaged in these complex and uniquely challenging areas, successfully balancing the diversity and demands of these practice areas for years.  Allison has and always will serve clients with the vigorous, practical, and deeply invested style that is our firm’s calling card. Allison’s appointment illustrates the firm’s profound commitment to her professional development and advancement of the practice areas she has helped oversee and shepherd,” stated Managing Partner Jonathan Marashlian.

Ms. Rule is a graduate with honors from Texas A&M University, and she earned her Juris Doctorate from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1999. In private practice for over fifteen years, Ms. Rule has worked at the Washington, D.C. firms of Spiegel McDiarmid LLP and Troutman Sanders LLP and has represented clients in a wide variety of communications regulatory and litigation matters. Ms. Rule joined The CommLaw Group in 2008. Since joining the firm, she has utilized her communications regulatory expertise to advise clients as to the tax and regulatory obligations imposed on both traditional and developing communications services. Ms. Rule counsels clients in a variety of transactional, land use, regulatory and litigation matters. Ms. Rule’s litigation experience includes representing corporate clients and individuals in arbitration proceedings, state and federal court proceedings, and state and federal administrative adjudications. In addition, Ms. Rule has substantial appellate experience at both the state and federal level. Ms. Rule’s balance of transactional and litigation practices allows her to provide clients with comprehensive solutions to their evolving legal needs.

Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group, is not your ordinary law firm.  Together with The Commpliance Group (, its affiliated consultancy, The CommLaw Group is a professional services “organization” that was specially designed and staffed to service the full-range of legal, consulting and compliance needs of the telecommunications, broadcast, information technology and Internet services industries. Boasting a vibrant and diverse communications law practice, The CommLaw Group currently serves hundreds of clients throughout the U.S. and internationally.  The firm’s loyal base includes clients of all shapes and sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 100 enterprises, and from practically every sector of the communications and info tech industries.  The firm also serves the intellectual property, privacy law, litigation and general business law needs of its clientele.

In 2005, anticipating the seismic shift in the market for effective, yet affordable legal services, the firm set out to engineer its one-of-a-kind, “Full Spectrum” professional services business model.  The ground-breaking processes developed by the firm enable it to provide value-driven, high-quality professional services that deliver business-savvy solutions for reasonable, predictable, task appropriate costs; all provided with the customer-friendly approach that has become the firms’ hallmark characteristic.

Our professional services rates, flexible billing arrangements, and compensation system are all structured to promote stability and accommodate growth. We work hard to avoid sticker shock through proactive and candid communications with our clients and by ensuring our clients’ objectives are properly aligned with their budgetary expectations, and vice versa, prior to embarking on projects.  And in a world in which “customer service” is considered a relic, we turn back the clock by pushing our attorneys and consulting professionals to continually expand and deepen not only their professional services skills, but their client servicing skills, as well.

The CommLaw Group is the recipient of multiple ACQ Law and ACQ Global Awards, named “Customer Service Law Firm of the Year” and “Best Communications Law Firm of the Year” in the U.S.  The firm also earned recognition as the “Customer Service Law Firm of the Year” from InterContinental Finance Magazine’s End of Year Country Award and Lawyers World Annual Award.

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