Jenner & Block

Patrick Webre currently serves as a staff attorney at Jenner & Block in Washington, D.C., where he is a member of the Litigation Department and the Communications and Government Contracts Practice Groups.  He represents clients in complex transactions and investigations before regulatory bodies and provides counsel in telecommunications policy and compliance.  Prior to this, he was an attorney with Huron Consulting Group, Inc., where he participated in the review of complex litigation, transactions, and internal investigations for national and multinational clients.

Mr. Webre has also served as senior director and senior counsel at a major U.S. telecommunications company, where he directed all federal regulatory and legislative affairs.  He was their primary advocate to Commissioners and staff at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, the Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Justice, and Members of Congress and their staff.

Prior to that, Mr. Webre served for nine years in several leadership roles at the FCC.  He served as an associate bureau chief and chief programs officer in the Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau, and also served as senior counsel on the FCC’s DTV Policy Group, where he oversaw several aspects of the nation’s transition to digital broadcast television, including consumer education and outreach (training and managing a team of over 100 FCC staff), external communications (participating in numerous television, radio, and print media interviews), and the development and implementation of the FCC’s contracts for in-home installation services and walk-in help centers.

While at the FCC, Mr. Webre also served as legal advisor to the chief of the Media Bureau.  During his five years in the Media Bureau, Mr. Webre participated in the review of complex transactions involving cable and satellite companies, and worked on proceedings involving the FCC’s cable ownership, broadcast ownership, and ownership attribution rules.  He also served as an attorney in the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau.

Earlier in his career, Mr. Webre practiced law in New Orleans, Louisiana, served as a member of the House of Delegates of the Louisiana State Bar Association, and was a small business owner.  After receiving his B.A. in political science from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from Tulane University Law School, Mr. Webre clerked for Judge Sol Gothard and Judge Susan M. Chehardy of the Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Mr. Webre is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Louisiana.

G. Patrick Webre