B.A., cum laude, Williams College, elected to Phi Beta Kappa (1971)
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (1976)
Member of the bars of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts
A. RICHARD METZGER, Jr.
Richard Metzger is widely regarded as one of the most
knowledgeable telecommunications lawyers in the country.
As head of the firm’s telecommunications practice, he
represents and advises clients on a wide range of regulatory,
antitrust and related issues. Mr. Metzger has also
served as an expert witness regarding common carrier
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Metzger
served as Chief of the Common Carrier Bureau at the FCC.
The Common Carrier Bureau (which has been renamed the Wireline
Competition Bureau) is responsible for providing policy
recommendations to the Commission on issues relating to the
regulation of long distance and local telephone companies.
As Chief, Mr. Metzger advised the Chairman and Commissioners
on a diverse array of policy matters, including mergers, price
regulation of local telephone companies, competition in local
telecommunications markets, numbering issues, and the entry of
Bell Operating Companies into long distance.
Prior to joining the FCC, Mr. Metzger was a member of the law
firm Rogers and Wells, resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C.
office. His practice consisted largely of representing
clients in the field of telecommunications, but he also
advised other clients on natural gas and electric utility
Mr. Metzger is a graduate of Williams College,
where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude (1971) and
was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. He received his law
degree from Georgetown University Law Center (1976).
After graduating from law school, Mr. Metzger served as a law
clerk to the Honorable Murray M. Schwartz, U.S. District Judge
for the District of Delaware.