Matthew Brill, Global Chair of the Communications Law Practice and a member of the Supreme Court and Appellate Practice, is a nationally recognized communications lawyer and former FCC senior official. He represents clients in litigation, regulatory, and transactional matters.
Mr. Brill advises service providers, investors, lenders, and other clients on traditional telecommunications, media, and emerging technology issues. He regularly represents:
- Leading cable operators
- Local exchange carriers
- Wireless carriers
- Internet service providers
- Technology companies
- Online platforms
Mr. Brill represents clients in proceedings before:
- The Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
- Trial and appellate courts
- State public utility commissions and attorneys general
Mr. Brill served as the Senior Legal Advisor and Chief of Staff to Commissioner Kathleen Abernathy at the FCC. His work at the FCC included developing national policies governing:
- Broadband Internet access
- Voice-over-IP (VoIP) services
- Local telephone competition
- Universal service subsidies
- Intercarrier compensation arrangements
- Spectrum allocation
He served as a law clerk to Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson in the US District Court for the District of Columbia.
Mr. Brill is an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) and has chaired the FCBA’s Common Carrier Practice Committee.