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Regina M. Keeney

Lawler, Metzger, Keeney & Logan, LLC

Washington, DC, USA


Gina Keeney, who represents and advises clients on a wide-range of telecommunications policy issues, including high-stakes regulatory proceedings and transactions, is described as “a creative lawyer with a terrific reputation in the industry” in Chambers & Partners®.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Keeney played a prominent role in shaping U.S. telecommunications policy in several senior government positions. She headed three Bureaus at the Federal Communications Commission. As Chief of the FCC’s International Bureau, she was responsible for international and satellite communications policy and licensing, representing the FCC with foreign regulators, communications ministries, and international organizations. As Chief of the FCC’s Common Carrier Bureau, Ms. Keeney led the Commission’s implementation of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, the most dramatic overhaul of telecommunications policy in the past seventy-five years. Ms. Keeney also served as the first Chief of the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, where she oversaw the first spectrum auctions in the United States. Ms. Keeney also served for nine years as Counsel for Communications to the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee, where she advised on all issues involving telecommunications policy and legislation.

Ms. Keeney is a graduate of Georgetown University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree magna cum laude (1977). She received her law degree from Harvard Law School (1980).

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