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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

U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

U.S. Court of International Trade

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

  • Litigates telecommunications and international trade matters before the federal courts.
  • 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 legal, regulatory, and public policy issues affecting the telecommunications and UAS industries, 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, drafting amicus briefs in First Amendment and immigration cases before the U.S. Supreme Court, and assisting immigrants with visa applications.

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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