John Leibovitz is a former Deputy Chief of the Wireless Bureau and Special Advisor to the Chairman for Spectrum Policy at the FCC. He developed the spectrum strategy outlined in the National Broadband Plan and led much of its implementation, helping to repurpose over 300 megahertz for mobile broadband and generating over $50 billion in net auction proceeds for the U.S. Treasury.
Prior to the FCC, John helped launch the Technology, Innovation, and Government Reform working group for President Obama’s transition team. Before that, he was a wireless entrepreneur and strategy consultant. He started his business career with McKinsey & Company.
John has written about tech and telecom policy in the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of Law and Technology. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.Phil. from Cambridge University, and a J.D. from Yale Law School.