Benjamin D. Tarbell

Benjamin D. Tarbell


Benjamin Tarbell draws on his experience in regulatory policy to assist clients in the technology and communications sectors, specializing in matters before government agencies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

While attending law school, Ben clerked full-time for Commissioner Ajit Pai of the FCC. In that role, he worked alongside the Commissioner’s advisors to draft statements, speeches and agency publications, and advise the Commissioner on FCC issues including the Broadcast Incentive Auction, media ownership, market competition and mergers, AM Radio spectrum allocation and licensing, program access, program carriage, public safety and Next-Generation 911, Connect America funding, Universal Service Fund compliance, the TCPA and Title II forbearance.

Prior to his tenure with Commissioner Pai, Ben clerked for Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen of the Federal Trade Commission, where he worked on competition, privacy, and cybersecurity matters.

Ben is a member of the Federal Communications Bar Association.



  • The George Washington University, J.D., 2013
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2009


  • Virginia, 2014
  • Not admitted in the District of Columbia; practice limited to federal communications law.

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