B.A., Yale College; J.D., Yale Law School
Jon Nuechterlein has been a partner at Sidley Austin LLP since 2016 and co-leads the firm’s Telecom and Internet Competition practice. From 2013 to 2016, Jon served as General Counsel of the Federal Trade Commission. As the FTC’s chief legal officer, Jon oversaw the Commission’s appellate litigation activities and provided legal counsel on a range of antitrust and consumer protection issues. Jon’s extensive government experience also includes positions as Deputy General Counsel of the FCC (2000-2001), as Assistant to the Solicitor General (1996-2000), and as law clerk to D.C. Circuit Judge Stephen Williams (1990-91) and Supreme Court Justice David Souter (1991-92). He is a graduate of Yale Law School (1990) and Yale College (1986). He is the author, with Philip J. Weiser, of Digital Crossroads: Telecommunications Law and Policy in the Internet Age (MIT Press 1st ed. 2005 & 2d ed. 2013).