Mark D. Schneider
Senior Counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, Adjunct Professor of Law
B.A., Haverford; J.D., Georgetown
B.A., Haverford College; J.D. magna cum laude, Georgetown. Professor Schneider currently is Senior Counsel to Sidley Austin LLP, a law firm to which he returned...Continue Reading
B.A., Haverford College; J.D. magna cum laude, Georgetown. Professor Schneider currently is Senior Counsel to Sidley Austin LLP, a law firm to which he returned after several years of service at the Federal Communications Commission. From September of 1999 until June of 2001, Professor Schneider served as Senior Legal Advisor to FCC Commissioner Susan Ness. From June 2001 until January of 2002, he served as Associate General Counsel of the Federal Communications Commission. From 1992 until he joined the Commission, and from 2002 until December 31, 2015, Professor Schneider was a Partner at Sidley & Austin, the law firm he joined as an associate after graduating law school in 1984. He served as an Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal while at the Georgetown University Law Center. While in private practice and at the FCC, Professor Schneider has handled wireless, international, mass media, private radio, satellite, unlicensed device and spectrum policy matters. A long time member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Professor Schneider has served as the President of the FCBA and the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the FCBA Foundation. He co-chaired that group's Wireless Telecommunications Practice Committee for three years from 1996 to 1998. Professor Schneider also served a three-year term as a member of the Governing Committee of the ABA's Forum on Communications, from 1998 to 2000.