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Jeffrey J. Carlisle

Phone: 202-416-6768

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.

The diverse matters Jeff handles span transfers of control and assignments of licenses, bankruptcy of telecommunications operators, spectrum auctions, common carrier and Internet regulation, interference, supply chain security, Universal Service, and satellite enforcement, licensing and compliance. He also has extensive experience in establishing non-profit organizations and associations.

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, decision-makers, and the media. In one recent matter, he coordinated due diligence across the broadband, voice, and video for a nationally known investment fund looking to invest in a competitive broadband provider.

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

Through these experiences, Jeff has developed friendships both in the U.S. and abroad with thought leaders, analysts, engineers, economists, and regulators. He 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 and Court Admissions
  • District of Columbia
  • California (inactive)
Professional Affiliations
  • Federal Communications Bar Association