Rebecca Arbogast has shaped digital communications policy for decades in both the public and private sectors, focusing on EU-US policy coordination, increasing internet connectivity across all communities, and the social and economic impacts of emerging technologies and platforms.
As Senior Vice President for Global Public Policy at Comcast NBCUniversal, she developed and coordinated the company’s public policy with an emphasis on increasing internet connectivity, transatlantic policy, privacy, cybersecurity, and competition policy.
She was Managing Director at Stifel Financial, where she advised institutional investors on legal issues affecting communications and technology industries.
At the Federal Communications Commission, she was Chief of the International Bureau Telecommunications Division and led an office of attorneys, economists, and engineers shaping the agency’s policies on the emerging international communications services, with a focus on working with European, Asian, and Latin American governments to establish independent regulators.
Arbogast served in the Office of Legal Counsel of the Department of Justice under Walter Dellinger and began her legal career as a corporate attorney with Wilmer Cutler practicing international and communications law.
Arbogast holds a law degree from Yale Law School and a master’s degree from the University of Iowa. She taught constitutional law at Johns Hopkins School of Public Policy and global communications at American University. She clerked for Judge Betty Fletcher on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and was a Fulbright Fellow in European Community Law.