Hogan Lovells appoints Praveen Goyal as counsel in government regulatory practice

Praveen Goyal has joined Hogan Lovells’ government regulatory practice as counsel. A member of the firm’s communications group, Goyal will be based in the Washington DC office.

Goyal’s arrival further extends Hogan Lovells’ support to international telecommunications providers, wireless carriers and service providers, mobile satellite service providers, wire-line telecommunications companies and consumer IT manufacturers and developers.

Goyal was most recently vice-president of public policy for BlackBerry (formerly Research In Motion), where he led the development of global public policy advocacy and compliance strategies to address emerging regulatory barriers for the manufacturer of the BlackBerry smartphone.

Prior to that, he worked on BlackBerry’s government relations team, developing advocacy and relationship management strategies for various government stakeholders. He has also served as counsel within the US Congress and the Federal Communications Commission.

Goyal received a BA from Yale College and a JD from Harvard Law School. He is a frequent speaker on technology regulation, trade and innovation issues.