Stephanie S. Weiner



Recognized for “her intricate knowledge of telecom and broadband issues” by Chambers USA, Stephanie Weiner focuses her practice on telecommunications, Internet, and energy regulation before the courts, federal and state agencies, Congress, and the Administration.

Ms. Weiner has served in several senior positions at the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Energy. Until 2016, she served as the Senior Legal Advisor to the FCC Chairman, overseeing all FCC matters relating to broadband competition and deployment, including net neutrality, network privacy, universal service, and major wireline transactions. Prior to joining the Chairman’s office, she was Associate General Counsel and Special Advisor to the Chairman on Internet Law and Policy. Ms. Weiner also served for two years as the Senior Legal Advisor to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Energy. There, she oversaw and managed the creation of a program to comprehensively enforce DOE’s energy efficiency regulations covering the import and sale of appliances, consumer electronics, lighting and other products in the United States.

Ms. Weiner previously served as Deputy General Counsel at Neustar, Inc. and as an Attorney-Advisor in the Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau. She began her legal career as a law clerk to Judge David Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D. C. Circuit and Judge Milton Shadur of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.

Ms. Weiner, who serves on the Executive Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association, has been recognized as one of DCA Live’s Emerging Women Leaders in Law and by The Legal 500 as one of the next generation of leaders in U.S. telecom law. She graduated magna cum laude from Northwestern University School of Law, where she received the John Paul Stevens Prize for Academic Excellence. She has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy from the University of Chicago, and a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.


Northwestern University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude

University of Chicago, M.A.

Brown University, B.A.


Hon. David Tatel, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit

Hon. Milton Shadur, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois


Chambers USA, 2021



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