Jessica DeSimone Gyllstrom

Jessica DeSimone Gyllstrom

Member

Jessica joined TLP as an Associate Attorney when the Firm first opened its doors in 2011 and has been an integral member of the team since the Firm’s inauguration. She advises and represents clients on a wide range of regulatory, compliance and policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), including privacy matters and CPNI, radio and television broadcast reporting, ownership reporting obligations, e911 and WEA requirements, CVAA considerations, spectrum auctions and secondary market acquisitions, the Universal Service Fund, and other broadband-related matters. Jessica has extensive experience in overseeing the regulatory aspects of major merger transactions, including preparing responses to interrogatory and document requests, complying with confidentiality protective orders, communicating with FCC staff and securing the approval of Team Telecom and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). Jessica also frequently appears on industry panels to discuss spectrum and broadband-related issues and other breaking developments in communications.

Jessica’s transactional work involves the drafting and negotiation of submarine cable and fiber optic cable system arrangements, within the United States and internationally. These agreements include both subsea and terrestrial projects and often involve complex issues such as access rights, international considerations, equipment purchases, and maintenance services. Jessica also devotes time to many of TLP’s pro bono projects including work on adoption, custody and healthcare matters.

Education

The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2010

The George Washington University, B.A., 2006

Prior Experience

The Law Office of Thomas K. Crowe, P.C. – 2011

Fun Fact

Jessica has seen her favorite band from Vermont perform over 75 times and in over 20 cities.

Practice Admissions

  • District of Columbia Bar
  • New York Bar
  • New Jersey Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Recent, Representative Matters

  • Counsel to the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska on federal regulatory issues, including spectrum acquisition and management, spectrum auctions, infrastructure, E-911 and WEA compliance, CVAA, construction requirements, and other compliance matters.
  • Counsel to a large mobile wireless trade association on various regulatory policy issues before the FCC, including spectrum and broadband-related issues, infrastructure, privacy, roaming and the Open Internet proceeding.
  • Regulatory Counsel for a service provider in Puerto Rico with respect to a unique joint venture transaction with a large nationwide provider, including drafting corporate documents along with the preparation of regulatory filings with the FCC, as well as CFIUS filings.
  • Advisor to several television and radio broadcasting clients regarding FCC regulatory requirements and recent rule modifications, including online public file requirements, ownership and EEO reporting, and compliance with children’s television regulations.

Awards & Distinctions