As Executive Vice President of Regulatory & State External Affairs, Joan Marsh is responsible for federal regulatory relations, the state external and legislative affairs regions and the national regulatory organization supporting AT&T Communications. In 2016, Joan was named Senior Vice President of Federal Regulatory, with responsibility for managing all of AT&T’s interests before the Federal Communications Commission and related policy arenas. In 2007, Joan was named Vice President of Federal Regulatory, with responsibility for AT&T’s wireless, spectrum and public safety regulatory affairs. From 1997 to 1999, she served as Senior Regional Attorney for AT&T in its Chicago offices representing AT&T before various state public utilities commissions in the Midwest.
Prior to joining AT&T, Joan spent five years as a trial litigator with the Chicago law firm of Kirkland & Ellis. She received a J.D. with Honors from the University of Southern California Law Center in Los Angeles in 1990 and upon graduation was a law clerk for the Honorable Edward Rafeedie of the US District Court for Central District of California, Los Angeles. Joan received a Bachelors of Arts in Philosophy from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1986.