John Howes is Government Affairs Counsel for the Wireless Infrastructure Association and previously interned at WIA during law school. He is responsible for policy development, strategy, and legal analysis on issues affecting the wireless infrastructure industry, as well as advocating for WIA’s positions before policy makers at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, and the Executive Branch. Before returning to WIA, John worked for over four years at the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), leading policy development and advocacy on telecommunications and media issues such as net neutrality, spectrum, broadband deployment, media mergers, video programming, satellite, and over-the-top communications (OTT). He has also worked on political campaigns and at all levels of government, notably for U.S. Reps. Marcy Kaptur, John Delaney, Chris Van Hollen, and Joe Crowley and in the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs as an Urban Fellow.
John received his J.D. in 2015 from American University Washington College of Law (WCL), where he was a staff member of the Administrative Law Review (ALR), which awarded him the Andrew F. Popper Award for Exemplary Service. He is a member of the Maryland state bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association, and he is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
John graduated from Fordham University, where he studied Political Science and Spanish Language & Literature. He is a Marylander and was graduated from Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C. When he’s not talking about telecom, John is a member of the “Malunas” Lithuanian Folk Dance Group from Baltimore. He’s participated in Lithuanian Folk Dance Festivals in the U.S. and Lithuania since 2004 and is an organizer of the next festival, which has just been rescheduled to 2021.