A Former Gibson Dunn Associate Now An FCC Lawyer


Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has one less associate attorney, and that’s a big boost for the FCC.

In an announcement made Monday (10/30), FCC Chairman Ajit Pai officially named Ashley Boizelle as deputy general counsel, with responsibility for administrative law issues.

She starts her new role today.

“I’m pleased that Ashley has agreed to bring her sharp legal skills to the Commission,” said Pai.  “She’s an extraordinary lawyer with a wide range of experience in communications and administrative law and will be an asset to the Commission as it strives to bring digital opportunity to Americans nationwide.”

Boizelle joins the Commission from the Washington office of Gibson Dunn.  As an associate attorney, she focused on complex litigation, appeals, and constitutional and administrative law matters and represented corporate clients and associations in rulemaking proceedings before federal agencies. Boizelle has particular expertise in the communications and financial regulatory sectors.

Prior to joining the firm, Boizelle served as a law clerk to the Honorable Sandra S. Ikuta of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

The FCC’s Office of General Counsel serves as the principal legal advisory office to the Commission.

Attorneys in the office represent the Commission in litigation, recommend decisions in adjudicatory matters, assist the Commission in its decision-making capacity, and perform a variety of legal functions regarding internal and other administrative matters.