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Tom Wheeler, former chairman of FCC, joins as Senior Adviser

Global Counsel, a leading global strategic advisory firm helping corporates and investors manage risk and opportunities today announced the expansion of its senior team, welcoming Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as a Senior Adviser.

Wheeler is a recognized expert in telecommunications and technology policy with a distinguished career in the private sector, working in venture capital, strategy development and information services. More recently, he served in the highest levels of US government, where as Chairman of the FCC he led agency efforts related to net neutrality, consumer privacy, and cybersecurity.

As a Senior Adviser to Global Counsel’s growing portfolio of corporate and investor services work in technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), his experience and leadership brings distinctive insights and advice to clients exposed to growing competition and evolving regulatory frameworks in the digital age.

Erin Caddell, President of Global Counsel USA, said: "I am delighted to welcome such an exceptional leader to the Global Counsel team. From his long tenure at the FCC, Tom understands how the future of the digital economy will continue to be shaped and brings unparalleled insights to our clients operating in this space. We cannot wait to get started."

Conan D’Arcy, Senior Practice Director for TMT at Global Counsel, said: "Our TMT clients range from small start-ups to global technology platforms to venture capital funds. They will all be able to benefit from Tom’s insights and experience. Our teams in the US, Europe and Asia are looking forward to working with him to help us navigate the next era of regulation in tech, media and telecommunications."

Commenting on the role, Tom said: "Over the course of my career I have moved from the private sector to government, to academia and think tanks, and am delighted to bring this diverse experience to such an exciting consultancy. I share Global Counsel’s ethos that good public policy matters and look forward to working with clients, policymakers and stakeholders that believe the same."