John Gasparini

Associate

john.gasparini@bbklaw.com

Tel: (202) 370-5314

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At a Glance

John is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and supervised directly by principals of the firm admitted to the D.C. Bar.
 
He helps local governments address complex issues of telecommunications and technology law and policy.
 
Prior to joining the firm, John worked at a nationally recognized public policy advocacy organization focusing on telecommunications and technology issues.

John Gasparini is a Municipal Law attorney who focuses on telecommunications, helping local governments address complex issues of telecommunications and technology law and policy. He tackles complex issues presented by current and next-generation wired and wireless technologies. In addition to providing counsel in transactional and other legal matters, John takes a multidisciplinary approach to advocacy — working to achieve positive solutions to issues arising from complex technological and legal matters.
 
Prior to joining Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Washington, D.C. office, John worked at Public Knowledge, a nationally recognized public policy advocacy organization focusing on telecommunications and technology issues and their impact on consumers and competitive markets. He has experience with regulatory and appellate litigation drafting projects, net neutrality and the open Internet, data caps and zero rating, and broadband deployment. He provided assistance with major mergers for large telecommunication corporations, such as Charter-Time Warner Cable, AT&T-Time Warner and Verizon-XO Communications. His experience also includes spectrum allocations and auctions, set-top box competition, and video marketplace issues, such as retransmission consent and next-generation broadcasting standards.
 
John’s interests lie at the intersection of law and technology, where new developments and an ever-changing regulatory landscape create exciting opportunities for communities. He is proactive and takes a problem-solving approach on behalf of his clients, and appreciates that his practice leads to tangible, beneficial impacts for the municipalities and public agencies he serves.
 
While in law school, John worked for then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, and for a national wireless carrier, in both instances serving as a law clerk. He also held an internship at the Voice on the Net Coalition, a trade association that represents Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP, phone companies.
 
John received his law degree from the George Washington University School of Law, where he was a managing editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal, in which his writing was also published.

Education

  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D.
  • University of South Carolina Beaufort, B.S.


Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Supervised directly by principals of the firm admitted to the D.C. Bar

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