Washington, DC

Michael T. N. Fitch

  • Senior Counsel
  • Direct Dial: +1 202.434.4264
  • Fax: +1 202.434.4646
  • Professional Assistants: Melissa Reese and Mary Siavoshan , Ph: +1 202.434.4344

    Washington, DC

    1001 G Street NW
    Suite 500 West
    Washington, DC 20001

Michael Fitch has over 40 years of experience in wireless, international, infrastructure, satellite and other telecommunications regulatory matters. Mr. Fitch advises clients on a wide range of issues in these areas.

Mr. Fitch began his career at the Federal Communications Commission, where he advanced from staff attorney to Bureau Chief and Senior Legal and International Advisor to the Chairman. He also served as a Presidential Exchange Executive from the FCC to the Westinghouse Electric Corporation in Pittsburgh for one year.

He moved to the U.S. Department of State, where he was an Office Director and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Communications and Information Policy Bureau. He led U.S. delegations to Inmarsat, Intelsat, and International Telecommunication Union meetings.

Mr. Fitch then became the Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Spectrum Management at Hughes Communications, part of Hughes Electronics in Los Angeles. While at Hughes, he was a member of the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board of the Satellite Industry Association. When Hughes Space and Communications was acquired by Boeing, he continued his telecommunications responsibilities as well as new programs involving Homeland Security. While at Boeing, he was Vice President of the U.S. ITU Association.

From 2005-2012, he was President and CEO of WIA – The Wireless Infrastructure Association. At WIA, he led a successful legislative effort that resulted in the passage of Section 6409(a) of the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, which mandates collocation by right at many wireless towers and sites in the U.S. Mr. Fitch is an officer and member of the Board of Directors of the California Wireless Association. The Radio Club of America, where he is a Fellow, awarded him the 2020 Radio Club of America Jay Kitchen Leadership Award.


Practice Areas


  • Purdue University
    • B.S., 1967
  • Columbia Law School
    • J.D., 1970

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia