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Mark Brennan

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Technology, Media, and Telecommunications, Privacy and Data Protection

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Mark Brennan’s practice encompasses communications and consumer protection, with a particular focus on the legal frameworks applicable to digital and mobile platforms, international telecommunications regulation, and mobile financial services. Mark has substantial experience assisting clients with complex consumer protection issues that span multiple fora, including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), NTIA, Congress, state authorities, and state and federal courts. He represents clients on a wide array of regulatory and commercial issues related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and telemarketing issues, telecommunications licensing, mobile applications and location-based services, spectrum policy, equipment development, and data privacy and security matters. He regularly advises clients in all segments of the wireless and customer engagement ecosystems, including wireless carriers, global telecommunications providers, technology vendors, and application developers, as well as a diverse set of international clients from the transportation, financial services, education, and healthcare sectors.

Career

Prior to joining Hogan Lovells, Mark was an associate at another Washington, D.C. firm, where his practice included telecommunications, civil litigation, and environmental law matters. He has also interned at the FCC in the office of former Chairman Michael Powell.

Member

Co-chair, Mobile Payments Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association; Co-chair, Social Media, Membership & Marketing Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association; Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals; Member, American Bar Association; Board Member, National LGBT Bar Association; Board Member, Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts Past Executive Committee; Member, Federal Communications Bar Association; Past Chair, Charity Auction Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association; Past Co-chair, Young Lawyers Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association; Past Co-chair, Transactional Practice Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association; Past Co-chair, Membership & Marketing Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association

Education

J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2005; B.S., summa cum laude, University of Florida, 2002


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Technology: transactions

Within: Technology: transactions

Hogan Lovells US LLP hired a highly regarded team of technology transaction experts from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, including Richard Climan, Keith Flaum, Jane Ross and Christopher Moore in Silicon Valley and John Brockland in San Francisco. The team is experienced in deals involving software, semiconductors, mobile communications, internet and e-commerce. Highlights included advising Marvell Technology Group on the IP, technology and corporate aspects of its $6bn acquisition of chipmaker Cavium. Other key advisers are Washington DC-based communications practice head Michele Farquhar; global M&A head William Curtin III, who works from the New York and Washington DC offices; Randy Segal, who is based in the Northern Virginia, Silicon Valley and Washington DC offices; and the firm’s US commercial practice head Audrey Reed, who divides her time between Washington DC and New York. Other recommended practitioners include Mark Brennan, Ari Fitzgerald, Trey Hanbury and Steven Kaufman in Washington DC; Silicon Valley-based Nathaniel Gallon; and Denver-based David London.

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Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

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Mark Brennan - Hogan Lovells US LLP

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s team has ‘deep industry and government experience’ and ‘provides valuable insights and excellent judgment’.Michele Farquhar leads the practice and advises on domestic and international matters, with an emphasis on policy initiatives, spectrum auctions, licensing, compliance and obtaining FCC approvals for transactions. She recently worked with Vodafone on the expansion of Vodafone Americas both in the US and across Latin America, and assisted XO Communications with obtaining FCC approval for its $1bn sale to Verizon. She also advised Gogo on broadband spectrum and net neutrality regulations. Ari Fitzgerald is highly experienced in spectrum and communications policy issues, and advised the Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers on its proposal to the FCC to allow certain systems that allow cars to communicate with one another and avoid collisions. Satellite and wireless expert Randy Segal is ‘efficient’, ‘responsive’ and ‘insightful’. Spectrum and technology policy specialist Trey Hanbury assisted T-Mobile with its spectrum auction opportunities. He also assisted HC2 on acquiring DTV America’s license portfolio, which consists of more than 450 broadcast authorizations. Mark Brennan is particularly strong on policy strategy and regulatory compliance issues. Alexander Maltas is highly experienced in cable, media and broadband regulations.

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Hogan Lovells US LLP’s team is spread across a number of its US offices. In Northern Virginia, Steven Kaufman jointly heads the space and satellite practice, and has notable expertise in M&A, contracts and financings. Co-head Randy Segal has extensive experience in satellite, drone and wireless transactions. Of counsel Jeffrey Epstein joined this team in 2017, having previously worked as general counsel for TerreStar Networks. In Washington DC, Michele Farquhar is head of communications and is experienced in obtaining regulatory approvals for transactions, as well as spectrum auctions and licensing matters. Other key team members include Trey Hanbury, a regulatory specialists with particular strengths in spectrum, satellite and wireless issues; Alexander Maltas, who is known for regulatory issues and licensing agreements; spectrum policy specialist Ari Fitzgerald; and privacy expert Mark Brennan. Hanbury recently conducted due diligence for HC2 on its portfolio of broadcast television licenses. In Denver, broadcast specialist Niki Tuttle recently advised CBS on its agreements with Hulu surrounding its new live television streaming services. Transactions specialists Mark Kurtenbach and David Toy are also key names from the Denver office; Kurtenbach recently assisted The Anschutz Corporation, the majority shareholder in Regal Entertainment Group, with Cineworld’s $3.6bn purchase of Regal, while Toy advised the Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition on its satellite distribution of feature film content directly from studios to theatres. The firm recently bolstered its Silicon Valley office with numerous additions to its M&A team, including Richard Climan, Keith Flaum, Jane Ross, John Brockland and Christopher Moore, who all joined from Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. Mike Frank from Sidley Austin LLP is also a new arrival.

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