Georgios Leris Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner in DC Office

WASHINGTON, DC — Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce Georgios Leris has joined the firm as a Partner in the Washington, DC, office. George joins the firm after serving as Associate Division Chief for the Competition & Infrastructure Policy Division at the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

Prior to joining the FCC, George spent eight years in private practice at a major law firm, providing strategic advice to clients about the FCC’s net neutrality proceedings, transactions involving FCC licenses, and court appeals of agency decisions. At the FCC, George primarily worked on wireless infrastructure deployments, environmental and historic preservation compliance, and spectrum allocation considerations. WBK is excited to be able to offer George’s legal acumen and deep expertise to our clients.

“We are excited to welcome George to our team,” said Managing Partner Bryan Tramont. “His intellect, drive, and commitment to service at the FCC and in private practice have established him as a rising star in the bar. Many members of the Firm have come to know George through his various roles along the way and have always enjoyed and admired him as a skilled and thoughtful advocate. We look forward to building his practice and gaining his insights across the firm’s telecommunications portfolio.”

“I have admired WBK since I started practicing communications and technology law,” added George. “My interactions with WBK lawyers, regardless of which side of the ‘v’ they have occurred, has only deepened that admiration. I am honored and excited to join the firm, and to contribute to the excellent work, dedication to client service, and collegiate atmosphere for which WBK is renowned.”

George holds a B.A. in Political Science from The George Washington University and received his J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.

Additional information about George can be found here.