General Counsel, PPALM
A. Enrico C. Soriano is PPALM’S General Counsel. He is currently the Managing Member of Axxis Law Group, PLLC, a boutique law firm focusing on telecommunications law, technology law, complex litigation, general corporate law, and nonprofit representation. Prior to establishing Axxis Law, Erick was a partner in the D.C. office of Garvey Schubert Barer. Before that, he served in senior capacities with several of the nation’s largest and most reputable law firms, including Reed Smith, Kelley Drye & Warren, and Fleischman and Harding (now Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge).
In addition to his private practice, Erick represents several national nonprofit organizations pro bono. He actively participates in the activities of several mandatory and voluntary bar associations and standards-setting organizations, and was a voting member of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Smart Grid Interoperability Panel, and a member of the NIST SGIP Cyber Security Working Group and Privacy Subgroup. He served for many years as co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s many committees, including the Diversity Committee, the Professional Responsibility Committee, the State and Local Practice Committee, and Access to Records Committee.
He is a member of several bars and voluntary bar associations, including but not limited to, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court of New Jersey, the Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia, the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. Erick has written and published a multitude of scholarly articles, and has been cited as legal authority in many publications and court filings. He regularly serves as faculty/moderator/speaker at seminars and continuing education programs. He currently writes a legal column for a bi-monthly newspaper. Erick obtained his J.D. from the Beasley School of Law at Temple University in 1991 where he was, among other things, Editor-in-Chief of the International and Comparative Law Journal and a member of the Moot Court Honor Society. He also has an M.A. in Communications from the University of Oklahoma.