Howard Shelanski received his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley in 1992 and his Ph.D. in economics from Berkeley in 1993. After graduating from law school he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Louis H. Pollak of the U.S. District Court in Philadelphia, and Justice Antonin Scalia of the United States Supreme Court. Professor Shelanski practiced law with the Washington, D.C. firm of Kellogg Huber Hansen Todd & Evans before joining the Berkeley faculty in 1997, where he remained until coming to Georgetown in 2011.
Professor Shelanski has taken leave from teaching to work in government on several occasions. Since July 2012, he has been on leave from Georgetown to serve as Director of the Bureau of Economics at the Federal Trade Commission, where he previously served as Deputy Director from 2009-2011. From 1999-2000 he was Chief Economist of the Federal Communications Commission and from 1998-1999 he served as a Senior Economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers at the White House.
Professor Shelanski’s teaching and research focus on antitrust, regulation, and telecommunications policy. In 2004, he received Berkeley Law’s Rutter Award for Teaching Distinction. A selection of his recent scholarship can be found by clicking the scholarship and publications link on this page.
Book Chapters and Collected Works
Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals
Professor Howard Shelanski appeared before the Homeland Security and Government Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management, September 27, 2018, at the hearing on Examination of the Effects of Regulatory Policy on the Economy and Business Growth. His testimony is made available by the Subcommittee.
"Comcast, AT&T Officials Back Certain Net Neutrality Rules; Paid Prioritization Stickier," coverage in Communications Daily, May 31, 2017, quoting Professor Howard Shelanski.
Professor Howard Shelanski was a speaker at the Telecommunications Policy Conference hosted by the Free State Foundation on May 31, 2017, coverage CSPAN, Topic: Discussion on Telecommunications regulations and expected Federal Communications Commission changes under new chair Ajit Pai.
"White House regulatory affairs administrator Shelanski to present Law School’s Boden Lecture," coverage in Urban Milwaukee, September 12, 2016, announcing Boden Lecture by Professor Howard A. Shelanski at Marquette Law School.