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Education

J.D., UCLA School of Law

B.A., University of San Diego

Bar and Court Admissions

District of Columbia Bar

California Bar

Bruce serves as consulting counsel to Wiley Rein LLP, where he assists clients in navigating policies and procedures within every bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). He offers clients solutions and a unique perspective on how to address challenging issues and concerns within federal agencies in the most effective way, from the decision-makers’ point of view. Prior to joining Wiley Rein, Bruce was most recently the Associate Legal Chief in the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology (OET). He draws on more than 40 years of service at the FCC – where he worked in, or with, management and personnel at every level in almost every Bureau and Office, including the Office of General Counsel, the International Bureau, the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, the Enforcement Bureau, the Office of Legislative Affairs, the Office of Media Relations, and the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau. While at the FCC, he was responsible for management of disruptive technologies, spectrum allocation and reallocation, radiofrequency issues, and tech innovations – working on novel and particularly challenging issues and technologies, finding a compromise and solutions for both the private sector and the agency.

Representative Experience

  • Counsels clients on navigating policies and procedures within every FCC Bureau and Office, including Wireless, International, Consumer and Government Affairs, and Enforcement.
  • Assists clients in understanding Commission interests and perspective.
  • Assists clients in strategically participating in Commission initiatives that affect their interests and managing spectrum matters and creating new opportunities for competitive technologies and services.
  • Counsels clients on how to tap into and manage Experimental Licensing and Equipment Authorization programs.
  • Assists with innovative technologies and technical studies.
  • Assists clients with outreach and interaction with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA).
  • Works with utility companies on radiofrequency (RF) exposure policies and regulations, assisting them in mitigating their legal and business risks.
  • Assists clients before the FCC in developing policies and rules with respect to spectrum allocation and use, equipment authorization, disruptive technologies, advanced wireless services, and unlicensed devices.

Professional Experience

  • Federal Communications Commission (1978-2018)
    • Associate Legal Chief, Office of Engineering and Technology
    • Associate Chief, Media Bureau, Policy and Rules Division