Reed was Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 1993-97.
He is currently the CEO of the non-profit Coalition for Green Capital, as well as the Principal of REH Advisors.
He was a member of President Barack Obama's Presidential Transition Team (2008-09) where he was the economic agency review group head.
Reed is a consultant to Skadden, Arps, and from 1998-2009, he served as a Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company, a strategic management consulting firm. He was Co-Chairman of the Forum on Communications and Society at the Aspen Institute (1998-2006).
From 1982-1993 he was a Partner in the Washington, DC office of Latham & Watkins, a national and international law firm and was an associate in Los Angeles and Washington offices (1975-1982).
Reed is on the Board of Directors of Intel Corporation, a public company, is an advisor to Infinera (also a public company) and a member of the board of Telegent Systems and Vanu, Inc., both private companies. Reed has been Principal at Charles Ross Partners, a consulting firm, since 1997.
He serves as a member of the District of Columbia, Maryland and California bars (former).
Books include In China's Shadow: The Crisis of American Entrepreneurship (Yale University Press, 2006) and You Say You Want A Revolution: A Story of Information Age Politics (Yale University Press, 2000).
Reed graduated from Yale College (1969) with a bachelor's degree in History magna cum laude and with honors with exceptional distinction in history. He graduated from J.D. Yale Law School (1974) and is a member of the executive board of the Yale Law Journal.
He is married to Elizabeth Katz and has three children: Adam (b. 1982), Nathaniel (b. 1985), and Sara (b. 1989).
1998 - Jan, 2009
Member of President Barack Obama’s Presidential Transition Team
2008 - Jan, 2009
Chairman of the Board
1993 - Jan, 1997
Partner - Washington D.C. Office
1982 - Jan, 1993
Associate - Los Angeles & Washington Offices
1975 - Jan, 1982