Ms. Goodheart is a co-chair of the Communications, Internet, and Technology Practice and a member of the Antitrust Practice. She has significant experience advising clients on Federal Communications Commission advocacy and strategy. Ms. Goodheart has held a variety of senior positions within the FCC and also served as a trial attorney in the Antitrust Division at the US Department of Justice.
Ms. Goodheart joined Jenner & Block in 2016. She is a seasoned advocate with over 20 years’ experience advising clients on FCC advocacy and strategy. She has particular experience with technical rules regulating broadband networks, subsidies for broadband networks and adoption, mapping of broadband networks, and mergers approval. Ms. Goodheart often leads industry negotiations to reach consensus proposals. She also advocates for clients on antitrust issues, including navigating civil investigative demands and second requests before the US Department of Justice. Combining her FCC and antitrust experience, she counsels clients on strategy for regulatory approvals of mergers and related transactions. Her substantial administrative law and litigation experience includes media, broadband, wireline, and wireless issues.
In 2021, Legal 500 named Ms. Goodheart a “Leading Lawyer” in Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory, following her recognition in the same category in 2020 as a “Next Generation Lawyer.” Legal 500 also recognized Ms. Goodheart in 2021 for Media, Technology and Telecoms - Telecoms and Broadcast – Transactional.
Before joining the firm, Ms. Goodheart served in a variety of senior positions at the FCC, including as legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn on broadband policy, infrastructure, universal service, mapping, and disability access issues.
In her eight years at the FCC, Ms. Goodheart additionally served as associate general counsel in the FCC’s Office of General Counsel and deputy director of the Technology Transitions Policy Task Force; associate chief for the Wireline Competition Bureau; senior policy advisor for the Omnibus Broadband Initiative; and assistant chief for the Industry Analysis Division, Media Bureau.
Before joining the FCC in 2008, Ms. Goodheart was a trial lawyer at the US Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division, where she was on the front line of reviewing telecommunications mergers. Before that, she was an associate at a Washington, DC-based law firm well known for communications law.