Colin Alberts, Senior Counsel
Mr. Alberts joined FTI after returning from assignments over more than a year and a half in Iraq, working to create, sustain and improve an independent telecommunications and media regulator, the first of its kind in the Middle East, as well as performing a multitude of other tasks to improve the climate for private investment or public-private cooperative ventures in the telecoms sector. His responsibilities for the U.S. Government (Defense and State Departments, and USAID) also included drafting advanced telecommunications laws and regulations, and negotiation of complex agreements including license tenders and internet registration operations.
Prior to his deployment to Iraq, Mr. Alberts worked in leading telecommunications law firms in Washington, D.C., including Swidler & Berlin, and Blumenfeld & Cohen, where he worked on issues relating to the response to the Telecommunications Act of 1996, including nationwide deployment of xDSL networks, fiber-optic network consolidation, interconnection, and network unbundling. Mr. Alberts also developed business and legal strategies for international telecommunications operators. He has represented clients before the FCC, other federal and state regulatory bodies, and federal and state courts.
Mr. Alberts is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, and is admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia. He received a B.A. from Boston University.