B.A., SUNY Buffalo; M.S., Syracuse; J.D., Georgetown
Professor Johnsen currently is a Partner at Wiley Rein LLP, the law firm he joined as an associate after graduating from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1988. He served as an associate editor of The Tax Lawyer while at the law school. At Wiley Rein, Professor Johnsen represents broadcasters, cable operators, programmers, satellite operators, wireless and wireline companies and financial institutions in a variety of regulatory, corporate, copyright and transactional matters. He has extensive experience assisting clients with licensing, media regulation, including must carry, retransmission consent, program access, and cable franchising issues. Professor Johnsen also advises clients in connection with FCC rulemaking proceedings, as well as compliance with FCC ownership rules and foreign ownership issues, including FCC and Team Telecom reviews. He has assisted clients in structuring and obtaining regulatory approvals of transactions involving broadcasters, cable operators, satellite operators, wireless and other telecommunications companies. A long-time member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, Professor Johnsen served as the co-chair of that group’s Video Programming and Distribution Committee from 2014 to 2018.