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Lee G Petro

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
President, Federal Communications Bar Association
Washington, DC, USA

Lee Petro, Pillsbury special counsel located in Washington, DC, advises clients in the communications industry, specializing his practice in broadcast, wireless, satellite, and telecommunications companies.

Lee brings over 20 years of experience advising his clients on communication matters. His focuses include regulatory compliance, emerging technologies, transactions, and intellectual property. Prior to joining Pillsbury, Lee counseled a broad range of clients, helping them navigate all regulatory aspects of their businesses to assure compliance. He is an advocate for his clients’ best interest, and he is focused on providing value for his clients.


  • Federal Communications Bar Association
    • Executive Board – President, 2018-2019; President-Elect, 2017-2018; Treasurer, 2016-2017; Assistant Treasurer, 2015-2016; Secretary, 2014-2015; Assistant Secretary, 2013-2014.
    • Continuing Legal Education Committee - Co-Chair: 2003-2005, 2011-2013
    • Constitution and By-laws Committee - Co-Chair: 2008-2010
    • National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition Committee - Co-Chair: 2001-2003, 2014- 2016.
  • Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation
    • Chairman, 2007-2008, Treasurer, 2006-2007, Assistant Treasurer, 2005-2006, Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, 2005-2007, 2012-2013
  • Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs
    • Board of Trustees – 2014-2018
  • Law360 Telecommunications Editorial Advisory Board, 2017, 2018


  • J.D., The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • COMMLAW CONSPECTUS: Journal of Communications Law & Policy; Editor-in-Chief: 1996-1997
  • Author: A New Trial For Solomon: Comparative Hearings after Bechtel II, Volume 4, No. 2 (1996)
  • B.A., Michigan State University

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