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J.D., with highest honors, The George Washington University Law School; Order of the Coif; Willard Waddington Gatchell Award (awarded to the top three students in the graduating class); Pro Bono Service Honor

B.S., University of Illinois

Law Journals

Notes and Projects Editor, The George Washington Law Review

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Virginia Bar

Ethan assists network operators; manufacturers of consumer, public safety, and enterprise telecommunications devices; trade associations; content producers, and others with a variety of complex regulatory, transactional, and compliance matters in the areas of domestic and international telecommunications and privacy.

Representative Experience

  • Assists in developing strategy for and preparing comments, petitions, and other pleadings in complex proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies.
  • Counsels and advocates on behalf of companies and others on international and domestic telecommunications, Internet and technology issues focusing on both specific markets and international organizations.
  • Assists wireless and satellite clients on transactional and licensing issues before the FCC.
  • Advises clients on international and domestic issues related to privacy, cybersecurity, and Internet regulation.
  • Advises clients on compliance with federal disability access requirements including Hearing Aid Compatibility (HAC) and obligations under the Twenty-First Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2010 (CVAA).
  • Served as a private sector member of the U.S. delegations to the 2012 World Conference on International Telecommunications and the 2013 World Telecommunication/ICT Policy Forum.

Professional Experience

  • Professorial Lecturer of Law (Scholarly Writing), The George Washington University Law School (2012-Present)
  • Research Assistant, Professor Daniel Solove, The George Washington University Law School (2008-2009)
  • Summer Associate, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Consumer and Trade Protection Section (2007)


  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA)


  • Recipient of the Society of Satellite Professionals International's (SSPI) 2015 Promise Award 

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