WASHINGTON, D.C.—Experienced telecom attorney Alex Espinoza has joined Womble Bond Dickinson’s Washington, D.C. office. At the firm, Espinoza will work with wireless and broadband providers, media firms, and technology companies on regulatory, legislative, and commercial issues critical to their businesses. 

He comes to Womble Bond Dickinson from the FCC, where he most recently served as Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Office of Economics and Analytics. His FCC experience also included providing legal counsel to the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau and the Wireline Competition Bureau. Espinoza’s previous work includes providing legal guidance on 911 wireless location, public safety spectrum licensing, wireless and emergency alerts, privacy, numbering, number portability, call authentication/robocalling, and rural call completion.  Espinoza entered the FCC through that agency’s prestigious Attorney Honors Program.

Espinoza also brings 15 years of experience serving in the U.S. Army and Army Reserve, earning the rank of Major in the Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. His military career included multiple overseas deployments to the Middle East and Europe. Prior to the JAG Corps, Espinoza was a Major in the Army Signal Corps, serving as a Chief Information Officer and Communication Project Officer, at one time directing telecom operations and policy for an organization of 3,000 soldiers and civilians at Army bases in Africa, the Middle East, and Europe.

“As I looked to enter private practice, I determined that Womble Bond Dickinson provided the bench strength and resources I was looking for in a law firm. I’m excited to be joining their experienced Communications, Technology & Media Team,” Espinoza said.

“Alex brings a wealth of practical experience addressing difficult regulatory issues that matter to our clients,” said Womble Bond Dickinson Telecom Partner Carri Bennet. “I know he will be an outstanding addition to our team, and that his background at the FCC and his hands-on technology and network experience with the Army will provide great benefit to our clients, especially those who are building out fiber and wireless broadband networks in rural America.”