"Meet Geoffrey Starks’ New Legal Advisor," coverage by Radio+Television Business Report, November 6, 2019, featuring Adjunct Professor Austin Bonner.
B.A., University of Texas Austin; J.D., Georgetown
Austin Bonner is a legal advisor to Federal Communications Commissioner Geoffrey Starks, specializing in wireline and public safety issues. Before joining the FCC, Professor Bonner was an associate with Harris, Wiltshire, & Grannis LLP, where she was a communications and appellate lawyer. While with Harris, Wiltshire Grannis, Professor Bonner’s practice covered a wide range of matters involving regulatory challenges, constitutional law, and statutory interpretation, with a focus on complex technologies and telecommunications. She drafted Supreme Court briefs at both the merits and certiorari stages, as well as appellate briefs for state and federal courts. Before entering private practice, she clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. She received her J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center, where she served as an Executive Articles Editor for the Georgetown Law Journal and a law fellow for the Legal Research and Writing Program. She received her B.A., with high honors, from the University of Texas at Austin.