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  • Robert Gurss

    (703) 812-0468
    gurss@fhhlaw.com

    Mr. Gurss currently focuses on the representation of governmental entities and corporations on wireless telecommunications issues. He is particularly well known
    for his work in the area of public safety communications.

    Education:


    Admissions:

    University of Michigan Law School, J.D.
    University of Michigan, B.A.

    District of Columbia
  • Robert Gurss

    703-812-0468
    gurss@fhhlaw.com

    Robert Gurss has over 30 years of experience in communications law and policy. His practice currently focuses on the representation of governmental entities and corporations on wireless telecommunications issues. His expertise includes domestic and international spectrum allocations, transactions involving communications facilities, frequency reallocation negotiations, resolution of interference disputes, complex FCC licensing matters, regulatory compliance issues, rule waivers, and equipment standards.

    Mr. Gurss is particularly well known for his work in the area of public safety communications. He has represented over 90 different state and local government agencies on FCC-related matters, and was twice named by Radio Resources magazine as one of the “most influential people in public safety” communications. Mr. Gurss has also received five “Presidential Awards” from the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials. He is a frequent speaker on communications law issues and has written a monthly column in Public Safety Communications magazine for over 22 years.

    The Secretary of Commerce has twice appointed Mr. Gurss to the Spectrum Management Advisory Committee to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and he chaired the committee’s work group on streamlining of federal/non-federal spectrum sharing. He also served as co-chair of the steering committee for the FCC’s Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council. Mr. Gurss is a past president of the Land Mobile Communications Council, a coalition of associations representing the interests of wireless telecommunications licensees before the FCC. Mr. Gurss has been a key player in the FCC’s 800 MHz proceeding, and served as chair of the 800 MHz Transition Administrator Search Committee. He and other attorneys in the firm are currently representing dozens of incumbent licensees in the 800 MHz band reconfiguration process.

    Mr. Gurss is a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), and has been elected a Fellow of the Radio Club of America. He served for two years as co-chair of the FCBA’s Ad Hoc Committee on Homeland Security and Emergency Communications. Mr. Gurss received his undergraduate degree in 1979, and his law degree in 1982, from the University of Michigan.

    In addition to his position with Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, Mr. Gurss also serves as Senior Regulatory Counsel for the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials.