Peter Pitsch is associate general counsel and executive director of communications policy for Intel Corporation. He manages Intel’s global spectrum and telecom policy team. Prior to joining Intel, Peter was the president of Pitsch Communications from 1989 to 1998, which represented telecommunications clients before the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Congress. From 1981 to 1989, Peter served at the FCC as chief of the Office of Plans and Policy and then chief of staff to the chairman of the FCC. From 1980 to 1981, Peter was a staff member of the Reagan Administration Transition Team which developed recommendations for reforming the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) with special focus on antitrust issues. He also worked as a senior attorney at Montgomery Ward, Inc. from 1979 to 1981 and served as an attorney at the FTC from 1976 to 1979. While at the FTC he was an attorney-advisor to Commissioner Calvin Collier.
Peter received a B.A. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1973 and his J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center in 1976. He is a member of the District of Columbia Bar, the Virginia State Bar and the Federal Communications Bar Association. He authored the book, The Innovation Age, and has written and lectured extensively on telecom and regulatory issues.