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The Political Life - from campaigns to capitols and everywhere in between. A show about the people whose lives are immersed in the political world, and how they got there. Politicians, lobbyists, pollsters, and business people. If they're on the show, they're living the political life.

Hosted by Jim O'Brien, The Political Life introduces you to the personalities and "day in the life" experiences of some of the most interesting and dynamic individuals in the field. 

Jul 29, 2019

Russell Hanser is a Partner at Wilkinson Barker Knauer LLP (WBK), a law firm based in Washington, D.C., where he works in telecommunications and state regulatory affairs. Russell describes his career path including his time as a law clerk, working at the FCC, and for large law firms with policy niches.

  • Russell was raised in Westbury, New York.
  • He obtained he B.A. in Political Science from Amherst College, his J.D. from Harvard, and his M.A. in Global Policy from Johns Hopkins University.
  • While in law school, he served on the Harvard Law Review.
  • He spent 2 years working as an attorney at Ropes and Gray LLP, before serving as a Law Clerk for the US Court of Appeals in the 1st
  • From there Russell became an Associate at WilmerHale.
  • He then worked in various roles at the Federal Communications Commission.
  • Russell is a member of the Board of Directors for Byte Back, Inc, an organization that provides free IT certification classes with the mission of helping people receive a living wage.

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