Lyndon K. Boozer is a partner at Capitol Counsel, LLC and a respected national expert on technology, telecommunications, media policy and advocacy. He has spent over 33 years in the telecommunications sector going back to the breakup of AT&T in 1985 through the expansion of cable and wireless in the 1990s to the explosion of the internet today. Boozer experienced and understands the history and evolution of the internet economy and is uniquely prepared to guide and advocate for clients in this rapidly changing environment. As an in-house corporate advocate for AT&T, Boozer was responsible for representing the company before Congress and Democratic administrations. National Journal named Boozer among the top Democratic lobbyists, and The Wall Street Journal recognized him as an influential K Street advocate.
Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA – B.A.
- AT&T Services, Inc., Washington D.C. – Assistant Vice President, Federal Relations. Advocated before senior Democratic members of the House of Representatives and the Senate, focusing on issues such as privacy, net neutrality, broadcast spectrum incentive auctions, and mergers and acquisitions including the purchase and integration of DirecTV and Time Warner.
- BellSouth Corporation, Washington, D.C. – Vice President, Federal Affairs. Responsibilities included advocacy before all Democratic members of the House of Representatives on issues ranging from wireless expansion to broadband deployment and international affairs.
- Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Washington, D.C. – Special Assistant to Chairman Reed E. Hundt in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs. Served as a liaison between the Chairman and members of Congress and fellow Commissioner offices.
- US Telecom, Washington, D.C. – Executive Director, Government Relations. Managed the political action committee and worked as a legislative advocate.
- Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Company – Co-chair, Opening Night Gala at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
- PGA’s First Tee of Greater D.C. – Member, Board of Directors
- National Democratic Club – Member, Board of Directors
- The University of Texas at Austin Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs – Member, National Advisory Council
- Texas State Society – Member
- National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts – Co-chair, National Gala
- PGA’s The First Tee “Politics and Pros” Golf Classic – Co-chair
At AT&T, Boozer’s efforts ensured the inclusion of critical telecommunications immunity provisions in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 Amendments Act of 2008. While at BellSouth, he helped lead successful bipartisan House passage of the Tauzin-Dingell Internet Freedom and Broadband Deployment Act of 2001, legislation expanding video competition and broadband access. During his tenure at the FCC, he and colleagues initiated the first-ever spectrum auctions and implemented the Telecommunications Act of 1996 among other key initiatives. Boozer also led passage into law a bill to rename the Federal Department of Education building after former President Lyndon Baines Johnson, the nation’s 36th president. He also spearheaded a successful campaign in 2012 for the U.S. Postal Service to issue a U.S. stamp commemorating Lady Bird Johnson’s birthday centennial.
House Democratic Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-MD): “Lyndon Boozer has been a genuine, longtime friend and an honest, effective advocate at AT&T for many years. I heartily congratulate him on his exciting new endeavor with Capitol Counsel.”House Democratic
Majority Whip James E. Clyburn (D-SC): “I came to know Lyndon in my early days in the Congress. Since that time, I have appreciated his advocacy and knowledge of the issues, and more importantly, I appreciate his steadfast friendship.
“House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY): “Lyndon is a passionate and forceful presence on the Hill. I congratulate him as he tackles a new and exciting challenge in his professional journey.”
Tim McKone, Executive Vice President, Federal Relations – AT&T Services Inc.: “Lyndon’s work on behalf of the company on Capitol Hill, has served us well. He utilized his relationships in Congress to support AT&T’s legislative and regulatory agenda, including promoting AT&T’s commitment to diversity within key congressional segments such as the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. From mergers to FISA reform, Net Neutrality, tax relief, and everything in between, Lyndon was always up for the work and for the win.”
Tom Johnson, Chairman-emeritus Lyndon B. Johnson Foundation Former CEO, CNN and LA Times: “Having known Lyndon Boozer quite well for more than 40 years, I always have been so impressed by his energy, his enthusiasm, and his passion. He is a human dynamo with total integrity, vast experience, and a massive contact list. When I have needed to reach members of Congress and other Washington leaders on behalf of good public service causes, I turned often —and successfully —to Lyndon. He is my close friend.”