Joseph P. Weber is a staff attorney in the Firm’s Litigation Department and has experience in such areas as telecommunications, regulation of the electric industry, contracts and bankruptcy. Mr. Weber has worked on numerous complex litigation proceedings and has done extensive electronic document review, prepared privilege logs, provided quality control and assisted in the preparation of witnesses for trial. Mr. Weber has also drafted sections of appeal briefs to be filed before state courts.
Prior to joining Jenner & Block, Mr. Weber spent 10 years working at the Federal Communications Commission. He worked in the FCC’s Mass Media Bureau where he gained extensive experience in matters relating to the U.S./Canada Broadcast treaty and the Commission’s duopoly rules governing broadcast station ownership. Mr. Weber also practiced in the Mobile Services Division of the Common Carrier Bureau, working with wireless and cellular licensing matters and helping to develop the rules governing the licensing of such facilities. In this role, he litigated the largest case ever brought by the Common Carrier Bureau, involving over $500 million worth of cellular licenses. Mr. Weber also worked for the Telecommunications Bureau in wireless regulatory enforcement, litigating cases on behalf of the Bureau before Administrative Law Judges. After leaving the FCC, Mr. Weber worked as an associate for a private law firm, where his practice consisted primarily of the representation of regulated industries such as natural gas companies, telecommunications companies and water companies.
Mr. Weber has participated in several pro bono projects, including as court-appointed counsel in a criminal appeal before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, where he successfully briefed and argued the case, resulting in a wrongful conviction being overturned.