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Reg Leichty

Foresight Law + Policy, PLLC
800 Maine Avenue, SW, Suite 200, Washington, D.C. 20024, 202-499-6996
 Reg Leichty is an accomplished attorney with expertise in education, student and children’s privacy, and technology law and policy. He founded Foresight Law + Policy, PLLC, a prominent education law firm based in Washington D.C., where he provides strategic advice, legal counsel, and lobbying assistance to a broad range of clients, including education agencies and institutions, non-profit organizations, and companies.

Reg's work encompasses a wide range of policy issues affecting public and private education, with a particular emphasis on the broadband connectivity and digital learning policies that impact schools, postsecondary institutions, and other community anchor institutions. He has extensive experience navigating the complex federal laws and regulations that govern the education sector, including the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, and the Telecommunications Act’s Schools and Libraries Program (E-rate).

Before founding Foresight Law + Policy, Reg was a partner at Nelson, Mullins, Riley and Scarborough, LLP, and senior counsel at Holland and Knight, LLP. During his early legal career, he counseled a diverse range of clients, including public and private education entities, television and radio stations, and technology companies. Prior to entering private legal practice, Reg served on Capitol Hill as telecommunications, technology, and privacy counsel for former United States Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Nelson of Florida, and as a senior legislative aide to former Senator Bob Kerrey of Nebraska.

In addition to his legal and policy work, Reg has extensive experience in coalition management, lobbying, and advocacy before Congress, the U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Communications Commission. He has designed and executed successful lobbying campaigns, communications strategies, and has helped clients participate in high-stakes federal rulemaking. Reg is widely recognized as a respected voice in the education policy community, and his expertise has been featured in prominent publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Education Week, Government Technology, and EdTech Magazine.

Reg is a member of the Washington, D.C. and Virginia Bars, as well as the International Association of Privacy Professionals. He holds a J.D. from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C., and a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. He lives with his wife and two children in Arlington, Virginia.

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