MICHAEL J. SANTORELLI
Michael J. Santorelli is Director of the Advanced Communications Law and Policy Institute (ACLP) at New York Law School. In that capacity, he oversees the ACLP’s research and analysis of the legal, regulatory, and public policy issues impacting broadband connectivity. Michael writes widely on broadband, telecommunications, wireless, and Internet law and public policy issues.
In 2019, Michael was appointed by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai to serve on the Commission’s Consumer Advisory Committee. Immediately prior, Michael was appointed by the Chairman to serve on the Removing State & Local Barriers to Broadband Deployment Working Group, which spearheaded inquiries on key regulatory and legislative issues for the Commission’s Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee. Michael has also served on the New York State Broadband Task Force and has been involved in similar initiatives in New York City.
Immediately prior to joining the ACLP, Michael was the lead staff member for the New York City Council’s Committee on Technology. In that role, he was responsible for organizing hearings, preparing policy papers on a diverse array of topics, and advising Council Members on communications issues. Other duties included drafting legislation and working with local stakeholders – corporations, nonprofits, small businesses, and individuals – to develop strategies for spurring the use of new technologies across the city.
Michael received his B.A., cum laude, from Tufts University, and his J.D., cum laude, from New York Law School.
Alumni Working In & Around the Advanced Comm Sector
Claude Aiken, WISPA
Matt Gerst, CTIA-The Wireless Association
Lisabeth Jorgensen, Public Utility Law Project of NY
Jennifer Manner, EchoStar
Robert Mayer, U.S. Telecom Association
Joseph Miller, WashingTECH
Lesley O’Neill, Bloomberg LP
Glenn Richards, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
Michael J. Santorelli, ACLP at New York Law School
Steven Shparber, PJM Interconnection
Amie Stepanovich, Access
Jeremy Susac, SunStreet Energy
Trevor Timm, Freedom of the Press Foundation
Richard Windram, Verizon