University of New Hampshire

School of Law

School of Law

Russell P. Hanser

Adjunct Professor, Telecommunications Law (IPSI)

Russell P. Hanser is a partner at the Washington, D.C. law firm Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP.  He has more than 15 years of experience – in both government and private practice—working in communications law and commercial litigation. His practice focuses on the regulation of next-generation broadband services and IP-enabled applications, information privacy, Universal Service, intercarrier compensation, and a range of other issues faced by the information and communications technology industry. Mr. Hanser’s clients include wireline carriers, mobile wireless providers, cable operators, Internet service providers, equipment manufacturers, and investment advisors.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Hanser worked at the FCC, where he held senior positions in the Wireline Competition Bureau and the Office of General Counsel, and served as wireline Legal Advisor in the Office of Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy.

He has previously taught at UNH School of Law (formerly Franklin Pierce Law Center) and was an Adjunct Professor of Law at the George Washington University Law School. Following law school, Mr. Hanser clerked for Judge Norman H. Stahl on the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.  He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1997, and from Amherst College in 1994.