Bachelor, College William and Mary, 1985. Juris Doctor, Georgetown University, 1993.
Policy advisory to assistant secretary for international security affairs United States Department Defense, Washington, 1988—1990. Law clerk to Honorary Harry T. Edwards United States Court Appeals (District of Columbia Circuit), 1993—1994. Associate O'Melveny & Myers LLP, 1994—1996.
Chief of staff antitrust division United States Department Justice, Washington, 1996—1997. Commissioner Federal Communications Commission, 1997—2001, chairman, 2001—2005. Senior advisory Providence Equity Partners, since 2005.
Chairman MK Powell Group, since 2005. Board directors ObjectVideo Inc., since 2005, Cisco Systems, Inc., since 2007, CMWare, Inc., since 2007, America Online Inc., since 2009. Cavalry platoon leader, troop executive United States Army, 1985-1988, Amberg, Germany.
Board visitors Georgetown University Law Center. Board directors United States Telecomm. Training Institute; board trustees The Research and Development Corporation, The Aspen Institute.
Married Jane Knott; children: Bryan, Jeffrey.