Represented a major telephone company in challenging, pursuant to the Federal Telecommunications Act of 1996, 47 U.S.C. 253, lengthy, over-burdensome telecommunications ordinances enacted by four Washington cities. The Ninth Circuit held that the ordinances in question were invalid because their combined effect might prohibit the provision of telecommunications services. City of Auburn v. Qwest, 260 F. 3d 1160 (9th Cir. 2001).