Professor Lyons is an associate professor at Boston College Law School. He
specializes in the areas of property, telecommunications and administrative law. Before
joining the faculty, Professor Lyons practiced energy, telecommunications, and
administrative law at the firm of Munger, Tolles and Olson in Los Angeles. He also
clerked for the Judge Cynthia Holcomb Hall of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. 

Professor Lyons has participated in rulemaking proceedings before both the Federal
Communications Commission and the California Public Utilities Commission and has
represented clients in federal and state litigation involving numerous regulatory issues.
He has also spoken at workshops nationwide on the effects of technology convergence on
telecommunications regulation. 



Regulating Interconnection (Lightly!), Free State Foundation Perspectives (2015)


Beyond Net Neutrality: International Examples Enabling Innovation and Consumer Choice in the Mobile Internet Ecosystem, Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper Series (2015)

The FCC’s new Open Internet rules seek to limit interference by broadband service providers in...



Innovations in Mobile Broadband Pricing, The Research Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy (2015)

The FCC’s net neutrality rules sought to limit interference by broadband service providers in markets...



Federalism and the Rise of Renewable Energy: Preserving State and Local Voices in the Green Energy Revolution, Case Western Reserve Law Review (2014)

The rise of renewable energy has disrupted the traditional regulatory structure governing electricity. Unlike traditional...


Contributions to Books

Reforming the Universal Service Fund for the Digital Age, Communications Law and Policy in the Digital Age (2012)

The marketplace and technological changes that have occurred since the last major revision of the...


Popular Press


Cable Merger is Bigger than Cable, The Baltimore Sun (2014)


Net Neutrality Ruling: What are the FCC's Options?, Wall Street Journal Law Blog (2014)


Rethink Possible When it Comes to Wireless Data Plans, US News Economic Intelligence Blog (2014)

From the introduction: The blogosphere has been abuzz this week with AT&T's introduction of a...


Selected Professional Activities

Panelist, Recent Federal Law Changes and Their Impact on the States, Federal Communications Bar Association, New England Chapter (2015)
Commenter, Implementing Real Regulatory Reform at the FCC, Free State Foundation Policy Seminar (2015)
Panelist, Our Changing Internet and its Regulations, New England Conference of Public Utility Commissioners Symposium (2015)
Regulating Interconnection, Silicon Flatirons Cable Academic Workshop; ilicon Flatirons Center for Law, Technology, and Entrepreneurship & Northwestern University School of Law (2015)