Attorney Profile

Laurel Guild Yancey, PC

Attorney at law
Commercial Arbitrator
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Practice areas


  • Georgia, 1994
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1990
  • District of Columbia, 1984
  • Massachusetts, 1979


  • Boston College Law School, Boston, Massachusetts, Juris Doctorate
  • Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts, Bachelor of Arts


  • State Bar of Georgia
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts Bar
  • Technology Association of Georgia
  • Online Media Law Network, @ Harvard’s Berkman Center
  • Peer Reviewer, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and Broadband Initiatives Program, Round One Applications
  • National Roster of Neutrals, Commercial, and Customer Account Panels of the American Arbitration Association
  • Gerson Lehrman Group Councils 2010
    • Council Member
  • Coleman Research Group 2010
    • Executive Forum
  • Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation 1992 – 1993
  • South African American Business Association
    • Board Member, 2001 – 2003
  • American Women in Radio and Television, Inc., 1990 – 1998
    • Atlanta, Georgia Chapter, 1993 – 1998
    • Board Member, Washington, D.C. Chapter, 1992 – 1993
    • Chair, Ester Van Wagoner Tufty Award
    • AWRT, Inc. Washington, D.C. chapter, 1992

Professional Experience

  • Law Office of Laurel G. Yancey, P.C., Atlanta, Georgia, February 1997 – Present
    • Managing Partner
  • Center for Advanced Communications Policy, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2006 – September 2009
    • Chief Policy Officer
  • Thomas & McDonald, Atlanta, Georgia, October 1993 – June 1994
    • Of Counsel
  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Washington, D.C., December 1978 –  March 1993
    • Attorney-Advisor
  • Commentator, Telecommunication and Media Regulation in Armenia, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative


  • “Profiles of African Telecommunications Markets,” U.S. Department of Commerce, National Technical Information Services, Springfield, Virginia, Order Number PB93154623, February 1993
  • “Telecommunications in Africa” and “Telecommunications in the Asia Pacific Region,” Federal Communications Bar Association, International Communications Practice Handbook, November 1993
  • “Policy, Technology, Accessibility and the Emergency Alert System”, Information Technology White Paper, Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) website, October 8, 2007
  • Commentary on draft Law on Mass Media of Kyrgyzstan (for American Bar Association Central and East European Law Initiative (CEELI)): June 1996. Published and disseminated by CEELI as a co-authored work, Analysis of Draft Law on Mass Media for the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, in July 1996. Also published as: David E. Flint, Peter Krug, Laurel G. Yancey, Analiz proekta zakona 11 kyrgyzskoi respubliki o sredstvakh massovoi informatsii [Analysis of the draft law on mass media of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan], ZIP, Issue 28, December, 1996, pp. 6-11 [translated into Russian by the editors].


  • International Who’s Who of Professionals, since 1995
  • The World’s Who’s Who of Women, since 1989
  • Who’s Who of American Women, since 1984
  • Outstanding Young Women of America, 1980
  • Certificate of Service, U.S. Department of Commerce, Peer Reviewer, Broadband Technology Opportunities Program, January 4, 2010
  • World’s Who’s Who 2011-2012


  • American Women in Radio and Television, Inc. Service Commendation Award, September 1991
  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Performance Award, August 23, 1988
  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission, Community Service Award, 1979


  • U.S. Federal Communications Commission, U.S. Office of Personnel Management, Certificate Of Clearance For Sensitive Position, Non-critical, Clearance Granted to Secret, February 18, 1992
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