Jonathan Schwantes is a senior policy counsel in Consumers Union’s Washington DC office where he focuses on telecommunications issues affecting consumers in the broadband, television, media, and wireless markets. He has almost two decades of experience working in politics and is a legislative process expert with a deep understanding of Capitol Hill. Jonathan served more than eight years in the United States Senate as a general counsel on the Judiciary Committee, specifically the Antitrust Subcommittee for Senator Herb Kohl. In the private sector, he advocated on behalf of numerous Fortune 500 companies, trade associations, and nonprofit organizations. Jonathan graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Minnesota in 1994 and earned his law degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1997.