Jon Nuechterlein, a partner and coleader of Sidley Austin’s Communications Regulatory practice, focuses on telecommunications law, antitrust, and appellate litigation. He rejoined the firm in 2016 after serving as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. Mr. Nuechterlein’s extensive government experience also includes positions as Deputy General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission, as Assistant to the Solicitor General, and as law clerk to DC Circuit Judge Stephen Williams and Supreme Court Justice David Souter. He is the author (with Phil Weiser) of a widely cited treatise on telecommunications law and policy.

As the FTC’s General Counsel from 2013 to 2016, Mr. Nuechterlein represented the FTC in court, provided legal counsel on a range of antitrust and consumer protection issues, and oversaw the Commission’s appellate litigation activities. Under his leadership, the FTC won a string of high-profile appellate victories.

Mr. Nuechterlein earned his JD at Yale Law School, where he was the articles editor of the Yale Law Journal, and his BA, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Yale College.