Paul Margie



Paul Margie is a partner and the head of the telecommunications practice at HWG LLP. Paul advises clients on telecommunications and internet regulation, spectrum policy, transactions, equipment certification/compliance, accessibility regulation, and corporate foundations/CSR. His clients include wireless and wireline service providers, internet service providers, equipment manufacturers, satellite companies, software companies, and international charities. Paul advises clients regarding the FCC, the courts, the Executive Branch, and foreign regulatory entities.

Paul has served in senior positions at the FCC and on Capitol Hill. He served as Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Michael J. Copps, where he advised the Commissioner on wireless, satellite, spectrum, and international issues. Prior to his work at the FCC, Paul served first as Legislative Counsel and then as Senior Commerce Counsel for Senator John D. Rockefeller IV. He advised the Senator on telecommunications, internet, science and technology, intellectual property, and economic development policy. Before joining Senator Rockefeller’s staff, he was an attorney at a Washington law firm.

Paul was also Senior Director for Technology Partnerships at the United Nations Foundation. He directed a worldwide partnership with the Vodafone Foundation to advance mobile-health applications and emergency-response communications.

Paul is the U.S. Representative of Télécoms sans Frontières and a Board Member of MapAction USA. He has served as a member of the U.S. Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP), Co-Chair of the Advisory Committee for the World Radiocommunication Conference, U.S. representative on the Board of Legal Experts of the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization, Adjunct Professor at the Georgetown University Law Center teaching communications law, Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Wireless Communications Committee, and Co-Chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s International Committee.

Paul received his law degree from the University of Chicago, with honors. He was the Editor-in Chief of the University of Chicago Legal Forum. Paul received his B.A. from Haverford College, with honors. Chambers USA and U.S. News and World Report/Best Lawyers both rank Paul as one of the nation’s leading telecommunications lawyers.


University of Chicago Law School, J.D., with honors

Haverford College, B.A., with honors


Chambers USA



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