Charles Mathias | Washington, D.C. | Hogan Lovells

Charles Mathias

Senior Counsel Global Regulatory


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Charles Mathias
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As a former Deputy Chief in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Charles Mathias developed a stellar reputation as a thought leader with a vast range of experience within the communications industry who structured creative and practical solutions to regulatory challenges across a wide variety of issues in the telecommunications and technology industries.

Charles frequently served as the Bureau's lead advisor on a variety of complex FCC programs and initiatives, including wireless network and national security matters and innovative uses of spectrum. He regularly advised FCC commissioners and the Wireless Bureau Chief on a broad range of policy, regulatory, and legal matters, including license transfers, spectrum transactions and use, sharing and re-purposing of spectrum, and mobile device safety and integrity. At Hogan Lovells, Charles is using his knowledge to assist clients in understanding and navigating through the rapidly changing developments in 5G, infrastructure deployments, spectrum allocation and licensing, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and new network and facilities deployment models.


  • J.D., University of Virginia, 1985
  • A.B., Harvard College, 1981
Bar admissions and qualifications
  • District of Columbia
  • Massachusetts
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Assocation