Besozzi, Paul C.

Paul C. Besozzi


Paul Besozzi primarily represents clients in the competitive telecommunications arena, including wireless, broadband and emerging technology areas.

His extensive experience of some 30 years in these fields includes regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation matters for clients ranging from wireless service providers to resellers of long-distance service, including cellular, personal communications services, specialized mobile radio, point-to-point microwave, advanced wireless services, mobile virtual network operators and other emerging wireless technologies.

Paul represents clients before the federal and state regulatory and policy-making agencies and organizations, including the Federal Communications Commission, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Rural Utilities Service, Congress and state public service commissions, in matters relating to rulemaking, ratemaking, licensing, adjudication, enforcement, compliance and relevant grant opportunities.  Paul advises clients concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Junk Fax Act and other consumer-related statutes.  He also advises participants in the Universal Service-supported E-rate and Rural Health Care programs with the Universal Administrative Company, particularly on E-Rate matters.

His extensive transactional experience includes asset and stock transactions and a broad variety of commercial and business agreements for the entities he advises, including spectrum leases, interconnection arrangements and wireless infrastructure agreements.

Before joining Squire Patton Boggs, Paul spent a decade a partner in his own telecommunications law firm, after serving as general counsel and minority counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services. Paul served as a member and editor of the Georgetown Law Journal during law school and was elected Phi Beta Kappa while attending Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.



  • George Washington University, M.B.A., 1977
  • Georgetown University Law Center, J.D., 1972
  • Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, B.S.F.S., cum laude, 1969


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia (inactive)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships and Affiliations

  • President, Georgetown University Alumni Association (2008 - 2010)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Georgetown University (2008 - 2010)
  • Member, Board of Visitors, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University (2001 - 2011)
  • Director, APCC Services, Inc. (2004 - present)
  • Director, Procurement Round Table (1991 - present)
  • Member, Federal Communications Bar Association (1984 - present)
  • Profiled in “Legal Leaders: Washington DC and Baltimore’s Top Rated Lawyers,” ALM (2013)
  • Recognized as a “Washington Super Lawyer”, Telecommunications, Super Lawyer Magazine (2012-2014)
  • Who’s Who In American Law
  • Who’s Who Among Practicing Attorneys
  • John Carroll Award for service to Georgetown University (April 2005)
  • William Gaston Award for service to Georgetown University (January 1996)

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