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Alan Hearty

Alan Hearty

Alan D. Hearty is a partner in our Century City office and leads the firm's Telecommunications Infrastructure Group. Alan's practice focuses on real estate litigation and complex commercial litigation. Alan is an internationally experienced trial attorney and has chaired many jury trials, court trials and arbitrations to verdict over the course of his career. His successes include winning a multi-million-dollar judgment for the largest commercial landlord in California following a five-week jury trial and winning a multi-million-dollar award for a software company following a protracted multi-party arbitration. Alan is one of the preeminent attorneys in Los Angeles involved with luxury residential development and represents real estate owners, developers and investors on various legal issues relating to projects in Malibu, Santa Monica, Pacific Palisades, Bel-Air, Beverly Hills and DTLA, among other areas. Alan's client base is extensive and includes real estate companies based in North America, Asia and Europe. Alan's commercial litigation experience includes representing clients involved in the real estate, banking, entertainment, apparel and telecommunications industries. Alan is a contributor to the firm's California Wireless Law Blog and serves on the Education Committee of the California Wireless Association (CalWA). Alan was raised and educated in Ireland. He attended University College Dublin and graduated magna cum laude with a combined degree in business and law. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York. He maintains strong relationships with the Irish-American community throughout the United States and currently serves on the Los Angeles Regional Advisory Board of the American Ireland Fund. He has received multiple professional awards over the course of his career, including the prestigious 2010 Irish Legal 100 Award, which he received in person from the Irish Ambassador to the United States. In March 2016, Alan was officially honored by the City of Los Angeles in a special ceremony at City Hall for his efforts in promoting the Irish-American community in Southern California.

Recent Posts

California Wildfires Highlight Wireless Vulnerabilities by Alan Hearty

In a previous installment, we discussed the issues associated with resilience in the nation’s wireless networks, particularly in connection with recovery after disaster situations such as hurricanes. Continuing that discussion, we will examine...

FCC Re-examines Wireless Resiliency Framework by Alan Hearty

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is currently re-examining the Wireless Resiliency Cooperative Framework. The Framework was put together in 2016 for the purpose of creating a voluntary commitment by mobile carriers to promote resilient...

New Bill Focuses On Government Spectrum Valuation by Alan Hearty

In the race to 5G, access to and management of the spectrum will be a critical factor. Next generation 5G networks will require the broad use of the spectrum in order to support U.S. competitiveness in the wireless sector. Recently, the ...

Government Spectrum Valuation Act

FCC Launches Its First 5G Auction by Alan Hearty

The U.S. continues its march towards implementing and refining 5G wireless technology. This technology enables faster internet speeds, Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity, and other promising applications. In its strategy to facilitate 5G...

5G Auction

Lawsuit Challenges California Net Neutrality Law by Alan Hearty

In a previous post, we examined the ways that net neutrality applies to wireless cell networks. Specifically, we looked at important issues such as the effect of net neutrality on wireless innovation, as well as the unique bandwidth issues...

Pacific Grove Votes to Allow Wireless Installation by Alan Hearty

The City of Pacific Grove, California recently voted to allow the installation of a wireless cell phone tower behind a local high school. The city council voted 5-2 in favor of allowing the new wireless facility to be constructed. The approval...

Cell Towers

Huawei Continues Seeking U.S. Market Access by Alan Hearty

Along with the technological advancements of wireless infrastructures come various challenges, especially with regards to competition and consumer protection. In particular, access to American markets by foreign companies carries with it a number...

"FCC Addresses Emergency Alert Geotargeting" by Alan Hearty

In a previous blog post, we examined various trends regarding cell phone service during states of emergency. Specifically, one of the issues mentioned was that of Wireless Emergency Alerts, or WEA. The WEA system is a public safety tool that...

Carpenter v. U.S.: Limitations & Implications by Alan Hearty

Carpenter v. United States: Limitations and Implications

In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-anticipated opinion in Carpenter v. United States. There, the court held that a warrant is needed in order for police to access cell...

FCC Proposal Aims to Facilitate Deployment of 5G Wireless Technology by Alan Hearty

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is taking steps to facilitate cheaper and faster 5G wireless technology deployments across the country. FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr announced a new plan to lead the world toward a 5G future. The plan...

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