Tom Struble is technology policy manager and counsel with R Street Institute, where he leads R Street’s work on telecom, antitrust, and consumer privacy issues. His role also calls for him to meet with policymakers and stakeholders, file regulatory comments and amicus briefs, and write op-eds, coalition letters and white papers.
Tom joined R Street in May 2017 from TechFreedom, where he worked as policy counsel focused mostly on telecom and consumer-protection issues, with an eye toward antitrust and market-oriented policy solutions. He previously worked as a law clerk for the Competitive Carriers Association and for the mobility division of the Federal Communications Commission’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Earlier in his career, he interned with the office of then-U.S. Rep. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
He was articles editor on the Federal Communications Law Journal, Vol. 66; is a member of the Moot Court Board; received the Presidential Merit Scholarship while at George Washington University Law School; and won second place overall and best brief at 2014 National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition.
Tom earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science from the University of Kansas in 2011 and his law degree from GW Law in 2014. He studied international human rights and comparative law at the University of Cambridge during the summer of 2009 and intellectual property and competition law at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center during the summer of 2012.
He lives in Washington, D.C., and is an active member of both the District of Columbia Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association.
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