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Jan 18, 2019

Law360 Talks with Greg Guice on Move to McGuireWoods Consulting

This month, Greg Guice, a former legislative affairs director at the Federal Communications Commission with two decades of experience in the telecommunications and technology policy, joined McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team as a senior vice president.

Guice spoke with Law360 in a Jan. 17 article about the move to McGuireWoods Consulting, noting that he will have an exciting opportunity to guide the firm’s tech giant clients through the regulatory landscape arising around their latest products, such as drones and autonomous vehicles.

"Akin Gump was a good law firm and a really good shop, but I decided that the list of clients in the technology space that McGuireWoods has presented a better opportunity for me," Guice said. "The clients are facing some of the more interesting issues that are going to be coming up in the next Congress and in front of a number of regulators right now."

McGuireWoods Consulting’s federal public affairs team and emerging technologies practice represents a number of transportation companies, healthcare companies and some of the largest wireless telecommunications companies. MWC also represents the Small UAV Coalition, which advocates for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles.

Prior to joining MWC, Guice spent 15 years at the FCC in several roles – working first as a senior attorney adviser, then counsel for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and back to the agency as director of its legislative affairs office. At Akin Gump, Guice represented a small tribal telephone company in Arizona, and worked with the FCC to boost the operational expenses paid out to certain carriers serving tribal communities.

"Not only did it ensure that they could continue to bring broadband to the least-served areas in the country — which are tribal lands — but it also meant that this tribal entity which had stood up to serve their community could continue to operate," Guice said. "It was that dire."

Guice’s plans to continue to work with the FCC, building records and finding supporting data to advocate for clients.

"That's part of what interested me in coming to McGuireWoods, as there is some of that opportunity," he said. "And they have specifically looked to me to help them build on that opportunity."