Jeff Carlisle is a domestic and international telecommunications lawyer and policy expert. From 2009 to 2016, Jeff was the Executive Vice President for Regulatory Affairs for Light Squared (now Ligado Networks), where he was responsible for all domestic and international regulatory and policy matters including those at the FCC, Congress, the Executive Branch, the ITU, and in foreign markets.
Before joining Light Squared, Jeff served as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for SkyTerra Communications. Before joining SkyTerra, he served as Vice President, International Public Policy and Government Relations of Lenovo, the global computer manufacturer. Jeff headed Lenovo’s Washington office from 2005 until 2008.
From 2001 to 2005, Jeff served as Deputy Chief and then Chief of the FCC’s Wireline Competition Bureau. At the FCC, he managed the development of the Commission’s policies on broadband, competitive entry into telecommunications markets, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), and bankruptcy of common carriers. From 1995 to 2001, he practiced law at O’Melveny & Myers and independently, starting as a transactional attorney and then specializing in broadcast and telecommunications law.
Jeff taught Internet regulation at the Columbus School of Law at Catholic University, and spoken at numerous events on telecommunications, trade and security policy issues. He received a B.A. in History, magna cum laude and with honors, from UCLA, a J.D. from Boalt Hall at the University of California, Berkeley, and an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School.