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