Ari Fitzgerald

Washington, D.C.

Build close and dynamic partnerships

Deep relationships

I enjoy the window into international communications policy developments that the firm makes possible. Our small group dynamic fosters close working relationships typical of a boutique law firm, without sacrificing the clear advantages that come from working in a global, full-service firm.

Hogan Lovells values teamwork and mutual respect. Since joining, I have received tremendous support from my colleagues. And I have enjoyed getting to know the many smart, energetic, and interesting people who work here. In fact, I have developed several close friendships during my time here. We regularly socialize, play tennis, attend concerts, and participate in volunteer activities together, outside of work.

Professional expertise

I have been recognized as a leading telecommunications regulatory lawyer by publications including Chambers, Legal 500 US, Super Lawyers Corporate Counsel Edition, and Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers. A member of our Communications Law practice group, I focus on communications regulatory law and policy, with a particular emphasis on wireless and spectrum-based communications. I represent everyone from telecommunications carriers to the executive branch of government (the White House, Commerce Department, and State Department). I also practice before international regulatory agencies, such as the International Telecommunication Union, and foreign communications regulatory bodies. 

High-quality opportunities 

Most firms do not have practices that combine communications law and policy, so I have had opportunities that would not have been possible at other firms. What is more, the firm encourages us to be good citizens. I am proud to be Deputy Chair of the firm’s Citizenship Panel, which coordinates its philanthropic and pro bono activities. Through this, I have been involved in a number of great projects, and I have always felt that the firm and my colleagues appreciated such involvement.