Hogan Lovells Bolsters Technology, Media, and Telecoms Practice with Addition of Senior Advisor Edmond Thomas

WASHINGTON, D.C., 1 March 2012 – Hogan Lovells announced today that Edmond J. Thomas, former Chief Engineer of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC), is joining its Technology, Media, and Telecoms practice as a senior advisor.

“With more than 40 years of hands-on technical experience in the telecommunications industry and his leadership role at the FCC, Ed Thomas brings with him a significant depth of knowledge that will be of great value to clients,” said Michele Farquhar, Practice Area Co-Leader of Hogan Lovells’ Communications group.

“Hogan Lovells’ Technology, Media, and Telecoms practice is well known as a leader in the field, both domestically and globally, and I look forward to working with my new colleagues on a variety of telecommunications and technology issues,” said Thomas.

Thomas has served in a variety of senior leadership positions in research and development, strategic planning, operations, regulatory matters, and telecommunication network design and implementation over the course of his career. Prior to his appointment as the Chief Engineer of the FCC, he served as the CEO of MMRadiolink, a manufacturer of millimeter wave digital radio equipment based in the U.K, and as the President and CEO of RSLCOM USA, a $500 million international telecommunications company.

Earlier in his career, Thomas held a number of leadership positions with NYNEX/Bell Atlantic Corporation, including President of Science and Technology, Chief Technology Officer, and Executive Vice President of Science and Technology. In these roles, he was responsible for the company’s new products and service development as well as the oversight of its large customer data products and services.

In 2003, Thomas was named by Wired magazine as one of the five most influential technical people in Washington, D.C. That same year he was selected as one of five individuals in Forbes magazine’s E-Gang list.

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Thomas was a partner with Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP.

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