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Latham & Watkins LLP
WASHINGTON DC 20004-1304
United States
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Matthew Murchison is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Latham & Watkins, where his practice focuses on communications and appellate matters.

Mr. Murchison advises clients on a range of regulatory, litigation and transactional matters in the communications sector. He has appeared before the Federal Communications Commission numerous times to represent clients on a variety of significant issues, including net neutrality, major transaction reviews, retransmission consent and spectrum policy. In addition, he has drafted key advocacy filings on these and other regulatory issues for clients in the broadband, video, wireless and satellite industries, and regularly counsels these clients on regulatory matters that affect their businesses.


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United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: transactional

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew MurchisonLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP has extensive expertise in satellite, telecoms and broadcast transactions, representing key industry players and financial institutions. Its key capabilities include M&A, finance, commercial law, litigation, and intellectual property matters. Clients range from broadband service providers and telecoms carriers to radio and television stations. Its work includes advising T-Mobile’s committee of independent directors on T-Mobile’s proposed merger with Sprint, one of the wireless sector’s largest recent transactions. Practice co-head Matthew Brill advises telecoms as well as private equity clients, while fellow co-head James Barker handles spectrum work such as spectrum auctions and transactions. Broadcast specialist John Janka, of counsel Elizabeth Park, and experienced FCC expert Matthew Murchison are other key members of the team. All lawyers listed are based in Washington DC.

United States > Media, technology and telecoms > Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory

(Next Generation Partners)

Matthew MurchisonLatham & Watkins LLP

Latham & Watkins LLP is a go-to firm for the US cable industry, and the full-service practice has a strong presence on a range of telecoms matters. Its expertise spans regulatory and litigation issues for a high-profile client roster, which includes broadband service providers, cable operators, fixed and mobile telecommunications carriers, satellite operators, broadcast radio and television stations. Washington DC-based duo Matthew Brill and Matthew Murchison are representing 10 leading cable industry plaintiffs in a suit against the State of Maine which seeks to invalidate a new law compelling cable operators and programmers to sell all networks and individual programs individually, rather than as part of a service tier. This case is likely to establish precedent under the Communications Act. The practice is jointly led by Brill, direct broadcast satellite and emerging technologies specialist James Barker and California-based Anthony Klein. Of Counsel Elizabeth Park, focuses on representing communications, information technology and media corporations on both transactional and regulatory matters. Satellite expert John Janka retired from partnership in 2019.