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Latham & Watkins LLP

555 ELEVENTH STREET, NW, SUITE 1000, WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304, USA
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Matthew A. Brill

Tel:
Work +1.202.637.1095
Email:
Web:
www.lw.com
Latham & Watkins LLP

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Matthew Brill is global Chair of the Communications Law Practice and a member of the Supreme Court & 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

Position

Corporate Partner

Career

http://www.lw.com/people/matthew-brill


United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Within: Leading lawyers

Matthew Brill - Latham & Watkins LLP

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Latham & Watkins LLP's full-service practice handles significant regulatory and transactional work for a roster of high-profile clients. Matthew Brill, 'one of the top lawyers in town', according to clients, recently secured a victory for Charter at the Second Circuit in a case concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), and set a precedent relating to the definition of an automated telephone dialing system. Brill also acts for Charter in a lawsuit brought by the New York Attorney General's office regarding Time Warner Cable's alleged misrepresentation of the broadband speeds provided to customers, alongside the firm's white-collar crime team. The practice is led by direct broadcast satellite and emerging technologies specialist James Barker, along with Brill and New York-based transactional specialist James Gorton. Satellite expert John Janka is serving as lead counsel to ViaSat in a range of strategic and regulatory matters, including contested spectrum proceedings and non-geostationary orbit satellite network applications.  Barker recently led the regulatory team advising T-Mobile on its acquisition of Level 3 Communications, while Gorton headed the transactional team. Another key mandate for the firm has been its representation of the independent board of directors of T-Mobile in its merger with Sprint, working on transactional, regulatory and national security issues. Other notable names in the practice include Matthew Murchison, who has done 'great work on some complicated litigation' as well as providing regulatory counsel, and has significant experience in TCPA and broadcast licensing matters; and of counsel Elizabeth Park, who is experienced in both regulatory and transactional telecoms matters. Murchison recently represented Comcast and the West Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association in their challenge to state and local one-touch make-ready laws, along with Brill, and appellate specialist Melissa Arbus Sherry.

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Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

Latham & Watkins LLP has significant experience in satellite, telecoms and broadcast transactions, for both financial clients investing in the space and established industry players. The firm recently advised CommScope on its $7.4bn acquisition of ARRIS International, as well as advising on related financing issues. Practice co-head Matthew Brill advises telecoms as well as private equity clients on their transactions, and recently assisted LogMeIn with its $350m acquisition of cloud-based communications provider Jive Communications. Fellow co-head James Barker handles spectrum work for clients, particularly concerning spectrum auctions and transactions, and recently acted for Blackrock Financial Management and ADK Capital Partners in connection with the FCC's AWS-3 spectrum auction. Barker and Brill are key contacts for the T-Mobile committee of independent directors, which they are advising in connection with T-Mobile's proposed merger with Sprint, in one of the wireless sector's largest recent transactions. Other recent highlights for the firm include work for Viasat in various spectrum proceedings, representing Hytera in its acquisition of Sepura and its US subsidiaries, and assisting JP Morgan in the debt financing of Sirius XM. Satellite and broadcast specialist John Janka serves as regulatory and transactional counsel for Viasat along with of counsel Elizabeth Park. All lawyers listed are based in Washington DC.

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