Barry Ohlson is vice president of regulatory affairs for Cox Enterprises, a leading communications, media and automotive services company.
He is responsible for managing policy matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other federal agencies. He works closely with Cox’s leadership to define and implement the company’s regulatory agenda and represents the company before federal decision makers and in industry associations.
Prior to Cox, Ohlson was a partner with Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, where he counseled a range of broadband, media and manufacturing clients. He also worked at the FCC for more than six years, serving most of that time as senior legal advisor to FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein. In this role, he worked with the Commissioner to develop policy for the telecommunications and media industries. Before joining the Commissioner, Ohlson worked in the FCC’s Wireless Telecommunications Bureau as chief of the former Policy Division.
Ohlson also worked as senior director for Winstar Communications and practiced in several Washington, D.C. law firms.
He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and is the past Chair of the FCBA Foundation. Ohlson earned a juris doctor from the George Washington University Law School and an A.B. from The College of William & Mary.