Mintz is pleased to announce that Angela Y. Kung is returning to the firm after serving in the Auctions and Spectrum Access Division of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Wireless Telecommunications Bureau. Ms. Kung will join the firm’s Communications Section as Of Counsel.
While at the FCC, Ms. Kung served as a lead attorney for the Connect America Fund (CAF) Phase II Auction – the first of its kind – where she was deeply involved in the competitive bidding process. The CAF II Auction will award up to $1.49 billion over 10 years to more than 100 winning bidders that commit to offer voice and broadband services delivering fixed broadband and voice services in eligible areas, including over 700,000 locations in 45 states. Ms. Kung supervised the auction application and qualification process, drafted Commission- and Bureau-level public notices and orders, recommended actions to the Rural Broadband Auctions Task Force and senior Bureau staff, and conducted public workshops, internal training sessions, and outreach to applicants. She also played a significant role in developing the parameters and procedures for the upcoming Mobility Fund Phase II Auction and in implementing the recent Broadcast Incentive Auction and 28 GHz and 24 GHz Spectrum Frontier Auctions, becoming a policy expert on the Commission’s competitive bidding rules and procedures.
“Angela possesses significant insight into the changes that are occurring in the industry, both in the market and in regulation,” said Tara Corvo, Member and Chair of Mintz’s Communications Section. “Her expertise, judgment, and experience will be a tremendous asset to the firm and our clients as they navigate FCC auctions, spectrum use and policy, and other matters involving the wireless regulatory landscape. We are thrilled that she has returned to Mintz.”
Ms. Kung previously worked at Mintz from 2011 to 2015 where she advised wireless companies and their trade association on a range of wireless issues – including licensed and unlicensed spectrum policies, spectrum auctions, data roaming, interoperability, and FirstNet – and assisted with regulatory compliance. She also promoted wireless interests before the FCC, Congress and State legislatures, and the courts.