Ari Fitzgerald, Partner (Washington, D.C.)

Ari Fitzgerald's practice focuses on wireless, satellite, international communications, and Internet-related issues as well as on communications-related policy matters within the U.S. Executive Branch, the White House, and on Capitol Hill. Ari also provides strategic and legal advice on a wide range of telecommunications and spectrum-related issues. He serves as counsel to several communications-related trade associations in the United States and Europe, and represents several telecommunications carriers, telematics providers, equipment suppliers, and investors in major spectrum-related and regulatory policy proceedings at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA). He has also provided advice on telecommunications privatization and market liberalization issues.Ari joined Hogan & Hartson from the FCC, where for nearly three years he served as Legal Advisor to the FCC's former Chairman, William Kennard. In this position, he advised the chairman on wireless, international, and spectrum policy issues. Ari later served as Deputy Chief of the FCC's International Bureau, overseeing the development of FCC policies on international telecommunications, foreign ownership, satellite services, spectrum allocation, and promotion of the Internet. Prior to working at the FCC, Ari worked as a lawyer in the Office of Legal Counsel of the U.S. Department of Justice, counseling the White House and federal government agencies on constitutional and administrative law matters. He also served as Legal Counsel to former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley.

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