Susan J. Berlin, Senior Counsel
Susan has over 20 years of specialized experience in state and federal telecommunications law and policy. She has an extensive background in federal and state public policy strategy and advocacy, government relations, administrative law and litigation, privacy, regulatory compliance and general telecommunications legal issues. Susan’s experience includes practicing law in-house, at a law firm, at a state agency, and as a member of industry associations.
Regulatory, Litigation, Transactions & Advocacy
Throughout her career, Susan has appeared before the Federal Communications Commission, numerous public utility commissions throughout the U.S., as well as utilities commissions in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. She has handled matters ranging from formal administrative hearings to rulemakings to workshops in over 35 states. Additionally, she has supported numerous state legislative efforts – reviewing bills, drafting legislation and advocating. Recent issues addressed by Susan have been in the areas of universal service, Lifeline, numbering, portability, ETC certification, VoIP, and 911/emergency services.
Before joining FH2, Susan served for five years as President of a competitive carrier association (CompSouth), and has participated actively in other trade associations and many less formal coalitions. Additionally, Susan was sole in-house counsel for Telrite (a provider of wireless telecommunications) and, before that, Susan was an in-house state regulatory attorney for Sprint, NuVox (a CLEC), and MCI.
Outside of the Office
Susan enjoys spending time with her husband and twin girls. She likes cooking, seeing live music and travel.
Education: Juris Doctor, University of Texas School of Law, Austin Texas, Bachelor of Arts, Plan II Honors Liberal Arts Program, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Member: State Bar of Georgia, State Bar of Texas