Bio

Lauren is the Legal Advisor, Office of the Bureau Chief, Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission where she advises colleagues on issues pending before the Bureau.  She also leads the Bureau's work on digital inclusion and outreach, including education on transparency, accessibility for people with cognitive disabilities, and Lifeline modernization.

Previously, Lauren was the Policy Counsel at Free Press and worked on a broad range of Internet, media and telecommunications issues and advocated for the public interest before the Federal Communications Commission, Congress, the courts and other federal and state agencies. She served on the FCC's Consumer Advisory Committee. In 2014, Forbes named Lauren to its 30 under 30 list in the law and policy category. Before joining Free Press, Lauren was a student attorney at the Institute for Public Representation's First Amendment and Media Law Project. Lauren earned her A.B. in public policy studies from Duke University and her J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Dean's Scholar.

Follow her on Twitter @laurendotwilson