Howard J. Symons is a Member in the Washington, D.C. office of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo, P.C., where is chairs the firm's Communications practice. A communications industry veteran with more than 30 years experience, including several years as an adviser to key members of Congress on landmark policy issues, Mr. Symons represents cable, wireless, and telecommunications companies and trade associations before Congress, regulatory bodies and the courts.
Prior to joining Mintz Levin, Mr. Symons served as Senior Counsel to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications in the U.S. House of Representatives. In that capacity, he was responsible for the development of legislation on matters ranging from domestic telephone policy to cable franchising and international telecommunications. He was one of the principal drafters of the Subcommittee's legislative response to the AT&T divestiture and the Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984. He was also responsible for the Subcommittee's oversight of the Federal Communications Commission activities in the areas of telephone and cable policy.
Mr. Symons has also served as an Adjunct Professor at the National Law Center of George Washington University, where he taught a course in telecommunications law and regulation.
Mr. Symons is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. He received his B.A., summa cum laude, from Yale University, and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.