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John Leibovitz - Participant

John Leibovitz is Deputy Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau at the FCC, where he plays an instrumental role in driving spectrum and wireless policy for the agency.  Mr. Leibovitz was the spectrum team lead in the creation of the National Broadband Plan, which outlined a comprehensive spectrum strategy for the United States.  As Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau, he is responsible for implementing this strategy and other strategic wireless policies.

Mr. Leibovitz oversees the Broadband and Mobility divisions within the Wireless Bureau.  These two divisions consist of approximately 100 attorneys, engineers, and other professionals who administer a wide range of wireless services.  These include bands used by the cellular industry, microwave backhaul, and numerous other wireless services.  Mr. Leibovitz also leads many interactions with other Bureaus and federal agencies on strategic spectrum matters.

Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. Leibovitz worked on the Presidential Transition Team, where he helped to launch the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform working group.  Before that, he worked as an entrepreneur and strategy consultant in telecom with an emphasis on the wireless sector.  He started his business career with McKinsey & Company in New York.

Mr. Leibovitz has written about technology and communications policy in the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology.  He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.



Federal Communications Commission


Deputy Bureau Chief,
Wireless Telecommunications Bureau