Jeff Mitchell has been practicing telecommunications law since 1999 with a practice that now specializes in federal and state broadband policies and regulatory compliance. Jeff has successfully represented numerous statewide broadband healthcare networks that obtained federal funding through the Department of Commerce and the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) Rural Health Care Program. Jeff has represented program participants in audits and recent FCC enforcement actions in the Rural Health Care program and advises numerous program participants regarding program compliance. Jeff advocates for a regional network trade association on federal broadband policy and has assisted the Schools Health Libraries & Broadband (SHLB) Coalition to influence FCC efforts to reform the Rural Health Care and E-rate programs.
Jeff was previously an attorney at the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), the company that administers the FCC’s universal service programs. He was associate general counsel at USAC, the first director of outsourced beneficiary compliance audits, and directed the broadband infrastructure investment program known as the Rural Health Care Pilot Program. Prior to joining USAC, Jeff was in private practice in Washington, D.C., working in a variety of areas including antitrust, tax and general litigation, and regulatory compliance. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan.