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Rebecca Arbogast

Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Inc.
Managing Director
Washington, DC, USA


Rebecca Arbogast is Managing Director of the communications and technology regulatory group at Stifel Nicolaus. She provides advice to institutional investors on legal and regulatory issues affecting communications industries, including wireless, broadband, intellectual property, and antitrust.

She joined Stifel’s predecessor firm, Legg Mason Capital Markets, from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) where she was Chief of the International Bureau Telecommunications Division following the WTO Telecom Agreement. She led an office of attorneys, economists, and engineers; spearheaded the FCC’s first comprehensive program of technical assistance to emerging economies; and shaped the agency’s policies for international communications services.

Before joining the FCC, Ms. Arbogast served in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Clinton Administration’s Department of Justice. She began her legal practice as a corporate attorney with the Washington D.C. law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering, representing clients in litigation, international arbitrations, and transactions.

Ms. Arbogast received her JD from the Yale Law School and her MA from the University of Iowa. She clerked on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for Judge Fletcher and was the first Fulbright Fellow in European Community Law, studying and teaching in London.

She teaches Global Communications at American University Law School and Constitutional Law at Johns Hopkins School of Public Policy. In 2008 she served as an advisor to the Obama Transition Team for the FCC and NTIA.
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