Broadband companies, device manufacturers, and investors turn to Sean for strategic advice as they navigate a shifting legal, technological, and political landscape. Sean regularly assists clients in connection with the FCC’s rules governing the authorization of radiofrequency equipment and the allocation and regulation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum. In addition, he also has significant experience representing tribally-owned telecommunications providers, including in matters relating to Universal Service support.
Sean’s interest in communications law began shortly after graduating from college when he was a Legislative Aide to then-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton. In that role, Sean worked with industry leaders, local governments, institutions of higher education, and non-profits to develop strategies to help close the digital divide in parts of New York State.
Prior to joining the firm in March of 2017, Sean served at the FCC as the Deputy Director of the Commission’s Office of Legislative Affairs. This capped a two-and-a-half year period during which he also served as a Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and as an Attorney Advisor in the Wireline Competition Bureau. While in the Wireline Competition Bureau, Sean was part of the team that modernized the E-rate program, the government’s largest educational technology program.