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Renee Gregory

Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
Counsel
Washington, DC, USA


At OSTP, Ms. Gregory works to advance and institutionalize the President's technology and innovation agenda, particularly promoting wired and wireless broadband connectivity. She is focused on successfully achieving the President's 500 MHz commercial wireless broadband goal, including both licensed and unlicensed use. She also supports policies and technologies that will enable future 5G mmW and other advanced wireless technologies and related applications, such as the Internet of Things, and encourages the establishment of a pipeline of spectrum for future uses.

Ms. Gregory represents OSTP at the inter-agency Policy and Plans Steering Group considering federal spectrum matters, and leads the working-level cross-White House Spectrum Policy Team. In addition, she monitors the implementation of recently-available spectrum bands including AWS-3 and 3.5 GHz, to help ensure their successful deployment and use, as well as capture lessons learned.

Ms. Gregory is also engaged in White House initiatives related to rural and tribal broadband connectivity; autonomous vehicles; Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS); space-based services including GPS and commercial launch and satellite activities; first responder communications; competition policy; and communications-related legislation. She collaborates closely with other senior White House and federal agency officials on these and related issues, including privacy and cybersecurity.

 Ms. Gregory previously served as Senior Advisor at Office of the Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce, NTIA. She also served as the principal advisor to Chairman Wheeler with respect to domestic commercial spectrum policy and technology, including mobile broadband competition and deployment, spectrum auctions, licensing, unlicensed use, and equipment authorization. In that role, oversaw the work of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Office of Engineering and Technology, and Incentive Auction Task Force, and engaged with other senior Administration, Congressional, industry, and public interest officials to advance policy goals.

Specifically, she had significant responsibility for pursuing 5 GHz, Spectrum Frontiers (5G), Cellular Licensing Reform, Equipment Authorization Reform, and In-Flight Mobile Data rulemakings; infrastructure and spectrum components of Positive Train Control implementation; completing the Incentive Auction, Competitive Bidding, Part 15 Unlicensed White Spaces, AWS-3, Mobile Spectrum Holdings, 5 GHz U-NII-1, 3.5 GHz, Wireless Infrastructure, and Broadband Progress Report proceedings; and concluding the $44.9 Billion AWS-3 spectrum auction, $1.56 Billion H Block spectrum auction, and AT&T/Leap transaction. 

Ms. Gregory also previously assisted in directing high-profile OET initiatives, including policy formulation, senior-level policy, technical, and legal briefings, Executive Branch and other external stakeholder dialogue, and intra-OET and inter-Bureau coordination as Chief of Staff in the FCC’s Office of Engineering and Technology and served as Legal Advisor to former Chairman Genachowski with respect to domestic commercial spectrum policy and technology, including mobile broadband deployment, auctions, licensing, unlicensed use, and equipment authorization. In that role, oversaw the work of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, Office of Engineering and Technology, and Incentive Auction Task Force, and engaged with other senior Administration, Congressional, industry, and public interest officials to advance policy goals.

Specifically, she had significant responsibility for initiating Incentive Auction, Mobile Spectrum Holdings, 3.5 GHz, H block, and 5 GHz rulemakings; completing the WCS and AWS-4 rulemakings and the T-Mobile/MetroPCS transaction; and preparing for future mobile broadband spectrum auctions.

Ms. Gregory received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her B.A. from Yale University.

 

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