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Education

J.D., cum laude, American University Washington College of Law

B.A., American University

Law Journals

Note and Comment Editor, Administrative Law Journal

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar

Languages

Spanish

Edgar has extensive experience representing U.S. and multinational companies on regulatory and transactional matters involving telecommunications services. His experience includes representation before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, and the Administration. Edgar serves as chair of Wiley Rein’s Latino Lawyers Affinity Group.

Representative Experience

  • Advises clients on transactions involving the transfer, assignment or lease of FCC licenses and authorizations, including companies seeking to invest in FCC-regulated entities.
  • Provides regulatory advice on FCC spectrum auctions, spectrum allocation proceedings, wireless licensing and policy matters. 
  • Assists clients in obtaining foreign ownership approvals, including the preparation and prosecution of Petitions for Declaratory Ruling under Section 310(b) of the Communications Act.
  • Advises clients on national security issues.
  • Counsels clients in FCC enforcement and compliance matters, from the negotiation of settlement agreements to the development and implementation of compliance plans.
  • Represents several major international telecommunications companies on Universal Service Fund matters before the FCC and the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC).
  • Develops practical, client-focused strategies to ensure compliance with the FCC’s rules and regulations.
  • Negotiates commercial contracts related to telecommunications services and customers.
  • Successfully represents clients on numerous E-Rate appeals before the FCC.
  • Successfully represented a major airline providing Wi-Fi service to its frequent flyers in an FCC proceeding involving Over-the-Air-Reception-Devices rules against an airport requiring the airline to cease such operations.

Professional Experience

  • Attorney, Federal Communications Commission, Wireless Telecommunications Bureau (1998-2000)

Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)
    • Co-Chair, Journal Committee (2011-2013)
    • Co-Chair, Diversity Committee (2002-2004, 2007-2010)
    • Co-Chair, CLE Committee (2006-2007)
    • Co-Chair, Relations With Other Bar Associations Committee (2005-2006)
    • Nominations Committee (2004)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
    • Co-Chair, Internship Stipend Committee (2011-2012)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of the District of Columbia (HBA-DC)
    • President (2016)
    • President-Elect (2015)
    • Board of Directors (2013-2014)
    • Chair, Professional Development Committee (2011-2012, 2014)

Recognitions

  • Named one of City Year Washington, DC's Idealists of the Year (2012)
  • Recipient of the Federal Communications Bar Association's Distinguished Service Award (2011-2012)

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