Team Member Spotlight: Shawn H. Chang

February 2015

Shawn H. Chang is Of Counsel at Wiley Rein LLP in Washington, DC. He joined the Firm in December 2014, having previously been Chief Counsel in the U.S. House of Representatives, Energy and Commerce Committee, Communications and Technology Subcommittee.  Mr. Chang uses his extensive Capitol Hill experience to assist clients with matters pertaining to communications, technology, privacy and security, and commerce.  He provides strategic advice on legislative, public policy, and legal issues, with an in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of Congress and administrative agencies.  While on the Hill, Mr. Chang counseled the full Committee and Subcommittee ranking members and other members of Congress on communications and technology issues as well as supervised and managed the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology's daily operations and its Democratic staff. He also worked closely with the Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade on data security, consumer privacy, antitrust and other issues related to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), including the Data Accountability and Trust Act.  Mr. Chang negotiated and drafted the Public Safety and Spectrum Act of 2012, which created the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) and authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to conduct "incentive auctions" of radiofrequency spectrum.  Mr. Chang also led the negotiation and drafting of the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act Reauthorization (STELAR) Act of 2014 that reauthorized expiring compulsory licenses for satellite television providers, and also led the negotiation and drafting of updates to the Commercial Spectrum Enhancement Act of 2004 to help facilitate and improve the reallocation of federal-use spectrum to non-federal users.

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