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Jeffrey J. Carlisle

Phone: 202-416-6768
Fax: 202-293-7783

Jeff Carlisle’s practice covers a broad swath of the telecommunications industry, from wireless to satellite to wireline and cable. He has extensive experience representing telecommunications companies and investors before the FCC, state regulatory commissions, and the International Telecommunication Union. He handles matters as diverse as spectrum auctions, common carrier and Internet regulation, pricing, interference, supply chain security, Universal Service, and satellite enforcement, licensing and compliance.

Jeff specializes in thinking through the legal, political and technical aspects of complex regulatory and transactional matters, and then translating those complexities into easily understood, persuasive narratives for operators, investors, decisionmakers and the media.

Jeff’s perspective was shaped over 25 years of practice by a wide variety of experiences. He served as Chief and Deputy Chief of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. He testified before Congress on telecommunications issues six times. He worked for a large international law firm and ran his own successful solo practice twice. He started the Washington office of an international technology company and led regulatory efforts for Ligado Networks. He taught Internet regulation in an advanced law school seminar.

Through these experiences, he has developed friendships both in the U.S. and abroad with thought leaders, analysts, engineers, economists and regulators. Jeff enjoys speaking on telecommunications policy and trade issues at industry and investor conferences and is regularly contacted by the trade press for his opinions on various high-profile regulatory issues.


  • Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, J.D.
  • The Fletcher School, M.A.
  • University of California, Los Angeles, B.A.
  • London School of Economics, General Course Study in International History

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)

Professional Affiliations

  • Federal Communications Bar Association

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