Senior Counsel, Federal Communications Commission, USA
Nicholas Degani has served as Chairman Pai’s Senior Counsel since January 2017. During this time he also served as the agency’s Acting General Counsel for six weeks.
Mr Degani previously served as then-Commissioner Pai’s Wireline Legal Advisor from June 2012-January 2017. He joined the office from a detail to the US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, where he served as Counsel under Chairman Fred Upton and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden. Before his detail, Mr Degani served as an Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau’s Telecommunications Access Policy Division and Competition Policy Division, as well as the Commission’s Office of General Counsel.
Mr Degani entered the Commission through the Attorney Honors Program. Earlier in his career, Mr Degani clerked for Judge Jeffrey Sutton of the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
He graduated cum laude from Harvard Law School and magna cum laude from Yale University, where he studied Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and History.