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Matthew A. Brill

Latham & Watkins LLP

Washington, DC, USA


Matthew Brill is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office and member of the Communications Practice and the Appellate Practice. He represents communications companies in a broad range of matters including regulatory, litigation and transactional. Mr. Brill 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 Satellite carriers
  • E-commerce companies

 Mr. Brill represents clients in proceedings before:

  • The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Federal and state courts
  • State public utility commissions

Prior to joining Latham & Watkins, 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. He also was the liaison to senior industry executives, trade associations and state regulators and worked closely with members of Congress and their staffs on a variety of legislative proposals. Mr. Brill’s work at the FCC included developing national policies governing:

  • Broadband Internet access
  • Voice-over-IP services
  • Local telephone competition
  • Universal service subsidies
  • Intercarrier compensation arrangements
  • Spectrum allocation
  • The digital television transition
  • Broadcast ownership

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. Following law school, he served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.

Latham is consistently ranked by Chambers and Partners as a first-tier D.C. telecoms and broadcast firm for regulatory and transactional work, and Mr. Brill is recognized as a key member of the practice. He is consistently recognized as a leading practitioner in the communications field by Chambers USA, The Legal 500 US, Washingtonian, Super Lawyers, Who's Who Legal: Communications and The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Brill is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA). He has twice chaired the FCBA’s Common Carrier Practice Committee.

Matthew A. Brill is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, New York, NY
PLI Grpcast-Live Web  PLI Grpcast-Live Web Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Boston, MA
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Atlanta, GA
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, New Brunswick , NJ
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Indianapolis, IN
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Mechanicsburg, PA
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Pittsburgh, PA
Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2018, Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Philadelphia, PA
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