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Howard J Symons

Howard J Symons

Partner, Jenner & Block LLP

Howard Symons is a partner at Jenner & Block LLP, an international law firm with more than 500 attorneys. Mr Symons has nearly 40 years of experience in telecommunications law and policy, including senior positions in government and the private sector. Most recently he served as General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission from 2016 to 2017 and as Vice Chair of the FCC’s Incentive Auction Task Force from 2014 to 2016, appointed to both posts by Chairman, Tom Wheeler. From 1981 to 1985, Mr Symons served as Senior Counsel to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications in the US House of Representatives.

During his time in private practice, Mr Symons has represented companies in the cable, wireless and telecommunications industries as well as their trade associations before the US FCC, Congress and State legislatures, and the courts. He has authored several articles on the telecommunications policy process, testified before Congress and state legislatures, and spoken at numerous industry conferences and continuing legal education seminars. He has also served as an adjunct professor at George Washington University’s National Law Center, where he taught courses in telecommunications law and regulation for 10 years.

Mr Symons graduated from Yale University summa cum laude and earned his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

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