FCC Legislative Affairs Director Gregory Guice Joins Akin Gump

(Washington, D.C.) – Gregory W. Guice, director of the Office of Legislative Affairs at the Federal Communications Commission, has joined Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP in Washington, D.C., as senior counsel in the firm’s public law and policy practice.

Mr. Guice has spent the bulk of his career at the FCC, most recently leading the development and implementation of an advocacy strategy in support of the commission’s broadband policy initiatives. He managed a team of more than a dozen legislative counsel and assistants advising FCC leadership on education and outreach strategies in an effort to win support of major policy goals. He also led the communications between the FCC and congressional oversight committees.

From 2009-2010, Mr. Guice was counsel to the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet, where he advised the chairman and senior staff on a range of communications issues, including universal service, public safety, broadband policy, cybersecurity and competition policy. He also helped develop legislation.

“The communications industry is constantly evolving and Akin Gump is widely known for its ability to develop bold solutions to the many challenges facing its clients,” said Guice. “I am thrilled to be joining the firm and I look forward to adding my voice to the outstanding work it already does.”

Donald R. Pongrace, head of Akin Gump’s policy and regulation practice, said, “Greg’s years of experience at the FCC moves us to a position of even greater strength as we work to serve the communications needs of our clients. In the areas of wireless and wireline communications, in particular, Greg’s ability to navigate the rapidly evolving regulatory and legislative landscape will be invaluable, and we are delighted to have him with us.”

About Gregory Guice

Mr. Guice spent part of his first tenure at the FCC working in the Wireline Competition Bureau, where he led the effort to reform the contribution methodology for universal service. He also co-led the Rural Health Care Pilot Program, which was designed to encourage the development and use of broadband networking services by health care providers serving rural communities.

Earlier, as an assistant division chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Mr. Guice advised on policy matters related to services, such as enhanced 911, hearing aid compatibility and wireless carrier entry into rural markets.

Mr. Guice received his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and his B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Founded in 1945, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a leading international law firm with more than 850 attorneys in offices throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.


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