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J.D., University of Michigan Law School

M.P.P., University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy 

B.A., with distinction, University of Michigan

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

Maryland Bar

John represents clients in a variety of telecommunications litigation and regulatory matters. He also counsels clients seeking to operate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). 

Representative Experience

  • Researches and drafts comments and other written submissions for clients in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies.
  • Counsels telecommunications clients on compliance with federal and state regulatory obligations.
  • Advises clients on substantive issues affecting the telecommunications industry.
  • Advises clients on legal, regulatory, and public policy issues affecting UAS, including analysis of FCC, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and state law considerations.
  • Maintains an active pro bono practice with experience arguing a habeas corpus appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, litigating a Title VII Civil Rights case in federal district court, and writing an amicus brief in a First Amendment case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Professional Experience

  • Law Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (2016)
  • Student Attorney, University of Michigan Federal Appellate Litigation Clinic (2015)
  • Law Clerk, U.S. Senate, Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations (2014)
  • Judicial Intern, Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan (2013)
  • Assistant Director of Scheduling/Personal Aide, Office of Governor Rick Snyder (2011-2012)
  • Administrative Assistant to the Campaign Manager, Rick Snyder for Michigan (2010)

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