Jenner & Block

Johanna R. Thomas is a partner in the firm’s Communications, Internet and Technology Practice.  Ms. Thomas has extensive experience working with communications, media and internet companies on regulatory and transactional matters before the Federal Communications Commission.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Thomas served as a Legal Advisor to an FCC Commissioner, where she provided strategic legal and policy counsel on wireless, international and public safety issues.  During her time at the FCC, Ms. Thomas also served as Deputy Chief of the Staff of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, a Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau and as an Attorney Advisor in the Media Bureau’s Industry Analysis Division. Before entering government service, Ms. Thomas was an associate in the telecommunications, internet and media group at another Am Law 100 international law firm.

Ms. Thomas earned her AB with honors from Dartmouth College and her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.  She also has a Certificate in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Wharton School.

She is a member of the New York and District of Columbia Bars.