Daniel Brenner is a partner in the communications, media and entertainment group in the Washington office of Hogan Lovells US LLP, a 2500-lawyer firm with over 40 offices worldwide. He concentrates on matters involving cable operators, programmers, and suppliers with a particular focus on policy, intellectual property, and regulatory matters before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. Copyright Office, and Congress.
Prior to joining Hogan, Daniel headed the regulatory and legal affairs of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), the cable industry's principal trade association, for more than 16 years. In this position, he advocated on behalf of the industry before federal agencies, courts, legislative hearings, and public policy councils. He was awarded the NCTA's President's award in 2008 for his distinguished service to the industry.
Previously, Daniel served as Director of the Communications Law Program and member of the faculty at UCLA School of Law. He also served as counsel to a major law firm in Los Angeles. Daniel was Senior Legal Advisor to Chairman Mark Fowler of the Federal Communications Commission from 1981 to 1986. He was also Vice-Chair of the U.S. Delegation to the ITU World Radio Conference in Geneva, Switzerland. Daniel has served as a consultant on telecommunications issues for the RAND Corporation and the International Media Fund, and as a Senior Fellow at The Annenberg Washington Program.
Daniel served on the board of advisors of Falcon Cable Systems, on the board of directors of Tekelec, a publicly-traded telecommunications equipment company, and was a member of the board of trustees for Stanford University from 1982-1987 and Cable Positive, from 1995-2009. From 1986 to 1991, Daniel was appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate to be a member, and served as Vice-Chairman, of the board of directors for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
Daniel is co-author of a leading cable treatise on cable television law. His writings on cable policy have been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court and federal courts of appeal. A graduate of Stanford University and Stanford Law School, Brenner currently serves on the adjunct faculty of Georgetown Law School.