Squire Patton Boggs is pleased to announce that Gardner Foster has joined the firm’s Communications Practice as of counsel in the Washington DC office.
Mr. Foster most recently served as principal for satellite policy at SpaceX, where he played a lead advocacy role in licensing and regulatory proceedings. Prior to that he was senior counsel in Legal and Government Affairs at Sprint Corporation (now T-Mobile) where he provided advice, guidance, legislative affairs support and advocacy on spectrum policy matters.
Before entering the private sector, Mr. Foster spent over a decade in the International Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. As Assistant Bureau Chief, he served as Legal and Policy Counsel to the Bureau Chief for all Satellite Division-related functions, played a lead role in evaluating mergers, transfers of control and acquisitions of telecommunications companies, co-chaired the agency’s Inter-Bureau Cyber Security Policy Working Group, and lead proceedings on promoting the terrestrial mobile broadband use of Mobile Satellite System (MSS) spectrum.
“Gardner is a welcomed addition to the firm and brings valuable experience from his time serving in government and in the private sector,” commented Mark Dever, leader of the Communications practice. “Gardner’s insights deepen the top tier expertise we provide to clients, positioning the practice for continued success.”
“I am pleased to join Squire Patton Boggs. The firm’s communications practice is a global leader and I look forward to working alongside my new colleagues to help the firm’s clients propel their businesses.”
Mr. Foster is a graduate of Tulane Law School, The George Washington University where he earned his MBA and Syracuse University where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree.