Marashlian & Donahue, LLC

Marashlian & Donahue, LLC

Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group is a full service Washington, D.C.-area law firm serving the comprehensive legal, telecom tax and regulatory compliance needs of the communications industry. We are experienced in all aspects of federal and state telecommunications law and regulation and represent businesses engaged in the dynamic communications and information technologies industry with virtually all of their needs. Unique among its peers, The CommLaw Group offers clients a scope of capabilities rarely found in boutique telecommunications law firms. With a headcount rivaling the Telecom Practice Groups of many “BigLaw” firms, we possess the skills, depth and resources necessary to serve the communications law needs of Fortune 100 companies, all without sacrificing the range of services, affordability, and effectiveness which makes us the "go to" firm for new entrants and service providers of all sizes.

In addition to our core communications law practice, Marashlian & Donahue, LLC boasts vibrant Intellectual Property, Corporate, Litigation and Privacy Law practices.

In 2005, anticipating the seismic shift in the market for effective, yet affordable legal services, the firm's managing partner set out to engineer a one-of-a-kind, “Full Spectrum” professional services business model tailored to serve the needs of the dynamic and hyper-competitive telecom industry. Along with its affiliated regulatory compliance and consulting services firm, The Commpliance Group, the revolutionary processes developed by and deployed at Mr. Marashlian’s firms offer clients value-driven, high-quality professional services that deliver business-savvy solutions for reasonable, task appropriate costs; all provided with the customer-friendly approach that has become the firms’ hallmark characteristic.

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Company History

Mr. Marashlian is the Managing Partner of Marashlian & Donahue, LLC, The CommLaw Group. He is also the founder and CEO of The Commpliance Group (, the firm’s affiliated regulatory compliance and consulting services firm. Mr. Marashlian is a nationally-recognized expert in the areas of communications taxes, regulatory fees, regulatory litigation, audits and defense. Mr. Marashlian also counsels regulated communications enterprises with respect to customer privacy and data security issues, licensing, mergers & acquisitions and commercial transactions.

Mr. Marashlian boasts a vibrant and diverse telecom law practice serving U.S. and international clients operating in every sector of the communications industry, including traditional domestic and international telecommunications, “Cloud Communications,” VoIP, SaaS, and other advanced communications service providers. He is responsible for managing a team of highly-skilled professionals and guiding the firm's clientele through the rapidly evolving and byzantine maze of state, federal and international communications laws, regulations and policies. Mr. Marashlian has comprehensively advised several Fortune 500 companies on regulatory issues and assisted with their entry into the telecom marketplace, thereafter managing all aspects of post-entry regulatory and tax compliance through The Commpliance Group and its Cloud Commpliance Solution partners (

Mr. Marashlian was selected as the Winner of the 2013 Lexology/International Law Office Client Choice Awards for Telecommunications Law in the USA and Canada. Established in 2005, the Client Choice Award recognize those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. Uniquely, law firms and partners can only be nominated for these awards by corporate counsel.

The winners for 2013 were chosen from more than 2,000 individual assessments received worldwide and are profiled in the ILO Client Choice Guide.

Client Quotes:

“His knowledge and experience with the nuances and intricacies of telecommunications law and regulations has enabled us to ‘punch far above our weight’ in legal disputes.”

“His counsel is on par with the league of lawyers that bigger companies employ whenever they attempt to bully competitors.”

“Mr. Marashlian has successfully guided us through a myriad of telecom regulations and requirements. Jonathan provides the highest level of legal counsel and business guidance at rates far more competitive than any other lawyer.”

“Jonathan is a lawyer of utmost integrity.”

“Mr. Marashlian commands an expert knowledge of the telecommunications legal landscape, which is no easy feat.”

“He has provided my company with invaluable legal opinions the required detailed knowledge of telecommunications law, rulings and FCC practices.”

“Mr. Marashlian is able to help us navigate the gray areas and provide sound legal advice.”

“Jonathan is able to frame the risks we face and then develops strategies to manage these risks.”

“Mr. Marashlian has built a firm that provides tremendous value. From his fixed fee approach to compliance services to his reasonable rates for legal advice and opinions, we rely on his firm to ensure compliance with the vast telecommunications laws and fees.”