Chief of Staff and Legal Advisor for Wireline and National Security
Previously, Mr. Faulb served as Associate Bureau Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, overseeing implementation of the Secure and Trusted Communications Networks Act and other national security, privacy, numbering, and pricing issues. At the FCC, he has also served as Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau, as the Designated Federal Officer of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee, as an Attorney Advisor, and as Special Counsel in the Office of the FCC Chairman. Prior to the FCC he worked for a leading trade association and in private practice focusing on communications and energy law. Mr. Faulb received his law degree from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Miami University.
Legal Advisor for Wireless and International Issues
Mr. Goel was previously a partner in the telecom, appellate, and litigation practices of Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP, where he advised on wireless, space policy, and universal service issues. Prior to joining HWG, Mr. Goel clerked for the Honorable Maryanne T. Barry on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the Honorable Louis L. Stanton on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. He has been recognized as a leading communications lawyer by several legal peer-review publications and is a member of the Edward Coke Appellate Inn of Court, the nation’s preeminent association of appellate lawyers. He received his law degree Order of the Coif from the University of Virginia School of Law and a BA from Cornell University.
Legal Advisor for Media and Consumer Protection
Ms. Lepow was most recently an associate at Covington & Burling LLP, where she practiced in the Communications & Media and Data Privacy & Cybersecurity groups. At Covington, her practice spanned regulatory and transactional areas, with a focus on media and consumer privacy issues. She was named a 2022 Rising Star in Telecommunications by Law360. Ms. Lepow received her law degree from Columbia Law School, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone scholar, and her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Columbia University.
Ms. Bodenarain focuses on issues of digital equity. She most recently worked in the office of Congressman G. K. Butterfield, where she managed his Communications and Technology policy portfolio. Previously Ms. Bodenarain served as a Legal Telecommunications Fellow in the Congressman’s office and a Law Clerk for the U.S Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee. Ms. Bodenarain earned her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School and her B.A. in political science and policy studies from Elon University.
Rhonda Hill is the Staff Assistant for Commissioner Starks’ office. She previously served in the Office of the General Counsel/Administrative Law Division as a Legal Technician for 29 years. Rhonda will now assist with meeting requests, invitations and all related matters for Commissioner Starks Legal Advisors, Justin Faulb, Shiva Goel, Hannah Lepow, and Morgan Bodenarain. Her email is Rhonda.Hill@fcc.gov and she can be reached on 202-418-2500.