Lisa Hone

Silicon Flatirons — Senior Fellow, Telecom & Platforms Initiative | Privacy Initiative

Lisa spent the last 25 years working in the federal government working on cutting edge technology, telecommunications, and consumer policy issues.

Most recently, between 2021-2022, Lisa was a Senior Policy Advisor for Broadband at the National Economic Council and the Office of Management and Budget on loan from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). While serving at the White House, Lisa was responsible for coordinating broadband funding programs across the federal government. She also worked with staff from other White House components and key federal agencies on spectrum and other telecommunication issues.

When she left federal service in the fall of 2022, Lisa was a member of the Senior Executive Service and Deputy Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau. Lisa served in a variety of roles at the FCC between 2010-2022, including as Deputy and Associate Bureau Chief in the Wireline Competition Bureau and as the Wireline Advisor to Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Michael Copps. During her time at the FCC, Lisa led the FCC’s work on a wide range of rulemakings and other projects, including broadband privacy, modernization of the E-rate program, oversight of the other universal service programs, and infrastructure and pricing policy matters.

Before joining the staff of the FCC, Lisa spent more than a decade at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) working primarily on internet fraud enforcement matters, and policy issues at the intersection of consumer protection and telecommunications. Lisa served on the FTC’s intra-agency privacy coordination committee, and the internet fraud training team. Lisa spent 2009-2010 detailed from the FTC to the Senate Commerce Committee’s Oversight and Investigations team.

Lisa started her legal career as an Associate at Davis, Polk & Wardwell in New York City. She is a graduate of UCLA Law School, and Wesleyan University.

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