Angela E. Giancarlo: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Angela E. Giancarlo

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3305

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  • Government Relations
  • Technology, Media & Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3305
Fax: 202 263 3300
University Trinity College, B.A., Political Science, 1986
Law SchoolThe Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1996
Admitted1996, Virginia; 2002, District of Columbia; US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit; US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit; US Court of Federal Claims; US Supreme Court

Angela E. Giancarlo, Government & Global Trade partner in Washington, DC, is a leading telecommunications lawyer with a special focus on the wireless, media, satellite, 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 commercial, private, public safety, and unlicensed spectrum allocations, auction-related policy and transactional matters; regulation of new licensed and unlicensed technologies; and international convergence and competition matters at the Federal Communications Commission and international government fora. Prior to joining Mayer Brown, Angela served at the FCC for eight years, departing as Chief of Staff and Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Robert McDowell, a post she held for five years.

Throughout her tenure at the FCC, Angela played an integral role developing communications regulations and policies 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 countless transactions involving wireless, media, and satellite licenses.

Prior to joining the FCC, Angela practiced telecommunications law in the Washington, DC office of another prominent law firm. 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.

A recognized thought leader within the international telecommunications, media and technology sector, Angela has authored scores of articles on spectrum and technology matters. Angela is co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association's Wireless Practice Committee, a steering committee member of the Global Forum 2013: Driving the Digital Future and a steering committee member of the 2013 and 2014 TMT Global Forum: Driving the Digital Future.


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FCC Begins Process to Review Rules for In-Flight Wireless Services
Angela E. Giancarlo,Howard W. Waltzman, December 18, 2013
On December 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) officially launched its proceeding to consider a proposal that would permit airlines to install equipment on aircraft that could expand the availability of in-flight wireless services to passengers. The comment period will...

FCC Clarifies Intent to Review Foreign Investment in Broadcast Licenses— Effect On As Yet Unscheduled Incentive Auction Unclear
Angela E. Giancarlo,Howard W. Waltzman, November 20, 2013
On Thursday, November 14, the US Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling that is intended to ease the way for foreign investment in the US broadcast sector. The ruling comes in response to the request from the Coalition for Broadcast Investment (CBI), which asked the...
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Angela E. Giancarlo

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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