Mr. Libertelli is Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs for Skype, a global Internet communications company. Before joining Skype in July of 2005, he was Senior Legal Advisor to U.S. FCC Chairman Michael Powell. During the period from July 2001 until March 2005 he managed the Chairman's broadband and competition policy agendas and was central to the development of the FCC's Internet Telephony framework. In his capacity as Senior Legal Advisor, he was responsible for working closely with federal and state regulators and the Congress in the context of telecommunications reform efforts.
He also held a number of senior positions at the FCC, including special counsel for competition policy, and has published widely in the areas of telecommunications policy and regulation. Before joining the FCC, Mr. Libertelli represented competitive local exchange carriers and wireless providers in private practice in Washington, D.C. When he is not traveling for Skype, he lives and works in Washington DC with his dog, Wagner.