Robert W Quinn, Jr.
Senior Executive Vice President, External and Legislative Affairs, AT&T
Robert Quinn is responsible for AT&T's public policy organisation and is Chair of the AT&T Foundation, serving in this capacity since October 2016.
Previously, Mr Quinn served as Senior Vice President — Federal Regulatory, leading the AT&T Federal Regulatory group responsible for all regulatory matters affecting AT&T and its affiliates before the Federal Communications Commission. Prior to this, he was Senior Vice President — Federal Regulatory and Chief Privacy Officer, responsible for customer privacy policies at the international, federal and state level across all lines of businesses.
Mr Quinn started his career with AT&T as Vice President — Federal Regulatory Affairs for AT&T Corp. in Washington, DC, where he represented AT&T before the Federal Communications Commission and the United States Department of Justice. Before joining AT&T, he spent 5 years as a trial attorney with the Chicago, Illinois, firm of Mayer, Brown & Platt (now Mayer Brown).
Mr Quinn graduated from the University of Illinois, Chicago with a bachelor’s degree in English. He also received his JD with honours from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, where he served as Managing Editor of Lead Articles for the DePaul Law Review.