Angela E. Giancarlo is a Government & Global Trade partner in Washington DC. She focuses on the wireless, media and broadband Internet sectors. In particular, Angela is well-known for her deep technical knowledge and extensive experience in handling radio frequency spectrum issues. She provides counsel for strategic planning on spectrum allocations, auction-related policy and transactional issues; regulation of new licensed and unlicensed technologies; and international convergence and competition issues at the Federal Communications Commission and international government fora. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Angela spent eight years with the FCC and held several senior management positions, and, most recently, served as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Robert McDowell.
Throughout her tenure at the FCC, Angela played an integral role developing communications regulations and policies covering the wireless, media and broadband Internet sectors, including: auction and licensing rules for the 700 MHz spectrum band, media ownership, unlicensed use within the TV white spaces, public safety spectrum operations, promotion of wireless medical body area technologies, and universal service contribution reform. Additionally, she advised on the development of international policy matters and key proceedings as well as countless transactions involving satellite, media and wireless licenses.
Prior to joining the FCC, Angela practiced telecommunications law in the Washington, DC office of another prominent law firm, where she primarily advised clients on commercial and private wireless regulation, auction-related transactional matters and strategic planning on spectrum allocations. She began her career in the congressional office of former US Representative Jack Kemp (R-NY), serving in a number of capacities over the course of four years.
Angela has authored several articles on spectrum and technology matters and serves as a co-chair for the Federal Communications Bar Association's Wireless Practice Committee.