Jessica DeSimone Gyllstrom
Phone: (202) 789-3116
Jessica joined TLP as an Associate Attorney when the Firm first opened its doors in 2011 and has been an integral member of the team since the Firm’s inauguration. She advises telecommunications clients on a wide range of regulatory, compliance and policy issues before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”), including privacy matters and CPNI, radio and television broadcast reporting, e911 and WEA requirements, CVAA considerations, spectrum auctions and secondary market acquisitions, the Universal Service Fund and Mobility Fund, and other broadband-related matters. Jessica has extensive experience in overseeing the regulatory aspects of several major merger transactions, including coordinating and preparing responses to interrogatory and document requests, complying with confidentiality protective orders, communicating with FCC staff and securing the approval of Team Telecom and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (“CFIUS”). Jessica also frequently appears on industry panels to discuss spectrum and broadband-related issues and other breaking developments in communications.
Jessica’s transactional work involves the drafting and negotiation of both submarine cable and fiber optic cable system arrangements, within the United States and internationally. These agreements include both subsea and terrestrial projects and often involve complex issues such as access rights, equipment purchases, and maintenance services. Jessica also devotes time to many of TLP’s pro bono projects including work on adoption, custody and healthcare matters.
Recent, Representative Matters:
Counsel to the largest telecommunications provider in Alaska on federal regulatory issues, including spectrum acquisition and management, spectrum auctions, infrastructure, E-911 and WEA compliance, CVAA, construction requirements, and other compliance matters.
Counsel to a large wireless trade association, which represents competitive wireless carriers on various regulatory policy issues before the FCC, including spectrum and broadband-related issues, infrastructure, privacy, roaming and the Open Internet proceeding.
Regulatory Counsel for a service provider in Puerto Rico with respect to a unique joint venture transaction with a large nationwide provider, including drafting corporate documents along with the preparation of regulatory filings with the FCC, as well as CFIUS filings.
Advisor to several television and radio broadcasting clients regarding recent FCC regulatory requirements and rule modifications, including online public file requirements, ownership and EEO reporting, and compliance with children’s television regulations.
The Law Office of Thomas K. Crowe, P.C. – 2011
Fun Fact: Jessica has seen her favorite band from Vermont perform over 75 times and in over 20 cities.
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2010
The George Washington University, B.A., 2006
Awards & Distinctions
2016-2019 – Super Lawyers Rising Stars
2017-2018 Legal 500 Recommended Attorney – Telecoms and Broadcast: Regulatory
2010 – Columbus School of Law Student Scholar Award
District of Columbia Bar
New York Bar
New Jersey Bar
United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
2010 - present
2010 - present