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Matthew A. Brill

Matthew A. Brill

Latham & Watkins, LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Matthew A. Brill is global Chair of the Communications Law Practice and a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice. He represents telecommunications companies in a broad range of matters including regulatory, litigation, and transactional. He advises service providers, investors, lenders, and other clients on traditional telecommunications and media issues as well as emerging technologies issues.

He regularly represents leading cable operators, wireless carriers, internet service providers, and e-commerce companies in proceedings before the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), federal and state courts, and state public utility commissions.

Prior to joining Latham, Mr. Brill served as the Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioner Kathleen Q. Abernathy at the FCC, where he worked with the FCC Chairman’s office, other commissioners, and agency staff. Mr. Brill’s work at the FCC included developing national policies governing broadband Internet access, voice-over-IP (VoIP) services, local telephone competition, universal service subsidies, intercarrier compensation arrangements, spectrum allocation, and the digital television transition.

Before joining the FCC in 2001, Mr. Brill was in private practice, representing telecommunications carriers and other clients in FCC and court proceedings, including several in the US Supreme Court and Circuit Courts. He also served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Mr. Brill is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and has chaired the FCBA’s Common Carrier Practice Committee.

Mr. Brill is consistently recognized as a leading communications lawyer by a wide range of publications, including Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, Law360, Washingtonian, Super Lawyers, Who’s Who Legal: Communications, and The Best Lawyers in America.

Matthew A. Brill is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Comments of NCTA—The Internet & Television Ass’n, In Re: Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108 (July 17, 2017) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Reply Comments of NCTA—The Internet & Television Ass’n, In Re: Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108 (August 30, 2017) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Declaratory Ruling, Report and Order, and Order, In Re: Restoring Internet Freedom, WC Docket No. 17-108, FCC 17-166 (January 4, 2018) - Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018
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