FCC Wireline Competition Bureau Chief Thomas J. Navin Joins Wiley Rein

Tuesday, January 1, 2008 - 01:00

Wiley Rein is pleased to announce that Thomas J. Navin, former Chief of the Federal Communications Commission's Wireline Competition Bureau, has joined the firm as a partner in its preeminent Communications Practice . With more than a decade of public and private sector experience handling regulatory matters and litigation, Mr. Navin will play a leading role in the firm's telecommunications group , covering a wide range of issues.

Managing Partner Richard E. Wiley commented, "We are delighted to welcome Tom to the firm and our team. He possesses extensive knowledge of the telecom industry that will enhance our existing capabilities and greatly benefit our clients."

Mr. Navin's career includes a diverse tenure at the FCC. In addition to his most recent role with the Commission, he served as Chief and Deputy Chief of the Competition Policy Division of the Wireline Competition Bureau, Deputy Chief of the Policy Division of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and Attorney-Advisor in the Common Carrier Bureau's Policy and Program Planning Division and in the Competitive Pricing Division. As a private practitioner, Mr. Navin assisted telecommunications clients on a range of wireless regulatory issues.

Mr. Navin received his J.D. from the University of Virginia, where he was an Executive Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law . He can be reached at 202.719.7487 or tnavin@wileyrein.com.