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Mayer Brown

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Howard Waltzman

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Mayer Brown

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Government and Global Trade


Howard Waltzman focuses his practice on communications and Internet law and privacy compliance. He represents some of the nation’s leading communications service providers, manufacturers and trade associations in regulatory, compliance and legislative matters, including with respect to Internet and wireless services, privacy, video programming and communications-related homeland security. He also represents investors on these and other communications-related matters. Howard’s experience includes drafting regulatory pleadings and license applications; legislation, Congressional testimony and legislative history; and compliance programs. He appears personally before Members of Congress, Cabinet department officials, FCC and FTC Commissioners, and key Congressional, FCC and FTC staff. Howard also advises clients and assists them in presenting their positions during FCC rulemakings, FTC enforcement actions and throughout the legislative process. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2007, Howard served as Chief Counsel, Telecommunications and the Internet, for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee (2003-2006) and as Telecommunications Counsel (2001-2003). Prior to working for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he served as General Counsel for Senator Sam Brownback (1996-2001).


Wesleyan University, BA, with honors 1990 Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs 1991 Master of Public Administration The George Washington University Law School, JD 1996 Member, George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics

United States: Media, technology and telecoms

Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Within: Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

Mayer Brown handles regulatory and legislative matters for both telecoms and broadcasting clients, who say that the firm’s ‘depth brings appropriate expertise to bear on all issues intersecting with telecoms practice and policy’. Angela Giancarlo jointly heads the practice and is highly experienced in satellite-, broadband- and digital-related proceedings. She worked with Wells Fargo Securities on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to the wireless, satellite and cable sectors. Fellow head Howard Waltzman is commended for his ‘depth of knowledge’, ‘analytical skills’ and ‘service quality’. He recently advised the CTIA on regulatory issues. Other key figures include the Chicago-based litigators Tyson Covey and Hans Germann as well as appellate specialist Donald Falk, who is based in Palo Alto.

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