Former FCC General Counsel Thomas Johnson, Jr. Joins Wiley Rein Law Firm


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Wiley announced yesterday that Thomas M. Johnson, Jr., former General Counsel of the FCC, has joined the firm as a partner, and will serve as co-chair of the firm’s Appellate Practice. Johnson has over 15 years of experience in private practice and public service at the federal and state levels, representing clients in high-stakes appellate and regulatory litigation matters. He is a graduate of Harvard Law with a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University.

“Among Tom’s many accomplishments at the FCC is his important work streamlining regulations, strategically and successfully leading the effort to defend the Commission’s decision to relax certain media ownership rules before the Supreme Court, and freeing up spectrum for public use for 5G and other applications,” said Kathleen Kirby, co-chair of Wiley’s Telecom, Media & Technology Practice. “His foresight and ingenuity greatly contributed to the efficient operations of our country’s communications systems, especially given the increased network demands of the past year. We’re thrilled he’s joining the firm.”

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