Barry Ohlson

Barry Ohlson

Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, Cox Enterprises

Mr. Barry J. Ohlson serves as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs at Cox Enterprises, Inc. Mr. Ohlson serves as a Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer & Quinn. Mr. Ohlson served as Vice President of Policy for Cox Enterprises, Inc. since January 1, 2012. Mr. Ohlson served as the Chief Policy Counsel of Cox Enterprises, Inc. since November 15, 2010 to January 1, 2012. Mr. Ohlson's practice focuses on the wireless, telecommunications, and broadband sectors, with an emphasis on assessing the strategic and regulatory implications of advanced technologies and new telecommunications services. He has nearly 20 years of government, corporate, and legal experience to this role, and he has been intimately involved in the complex regulatory and legal issues that impact businesses and stakeholders. For the majority of his six-year tenure at the Federal Communications Commission, he was Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Jonathan S. Adelstein, providing counsel on all administrative and policy matters, particularly those involving spectrum, satellite, technology, public safety and international issues. Mr. Ohlson previously served as Chief of the Policy Division of the FCC's Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, as a Legal Advisor to the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau Chief, and as Acting Chief of the Bureau's Public Safety and Private Wireless Division. Before his government service, Mr. Ohlson was the senior director of federal regulatory affairs at Winstar Communications, and he practiced law at McDermott, Will & Emery and Keller and Heckman in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and currently serves as a co-chair of the Professional Responsibility Committee. Mr. Ohlson earned a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and an A.B. degree in international economic relations and mathematics from The College of William & Mary.