Mr. Murchison is “a multidisciplinary lawyer, one who excels in litigation, regulation and transactions.”Law360 Rising Stars 2016

Matthew T. Murchison

Washington, D.C.
  • 555 Eleventh Street, NW
  • Suite 1000
  • Washington, D.C. 20004-1304
  • USA
 
 

Matthew Murchison is an associate 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.

Mr. Murchison also has drafted briefs in cases before the US Supreme Court, US Courts of Appeal and US District Courts concerning the First Amendment, communications law, administrative law, intellectual property and privacy. He has provided pro bono representation on matters involving religious freedom and international humanitarian financing, and has served on the firm’s Pro Bono Committee. Mr. Murchison has been recommended by The Legal 500 US and recognized as a “Rising Star” by Law360 and SuperLawyers for his work as a communications attorney.

While at Stanford, Mr. Murchison served as a Lead Article Editor and Submissions Committee member for the Stanford Journal of International Law, and as Co-President of the Stanford Law and Policy Society. He also was a teaching assistant for a graduate-level course on the law and policy of the European Union.

Mr. Murchison’s publications include the following:

  • "The Year in Wireline Telecommunications Regulation: October 2013-October 2014," Practising Law Institute, Dec. 2014 (co-authored with Matthew A. Brill et al.)
  • "How the FCC Can Protect Consumers in the Battle Over Retransmission Consent," Bloomberg BNA, Sep. 3, 2013 (co-authored with Matthew A. Brill)
  • "A Missed Opportunity: The FCC’s Long-Awaited USF Reform Falls Short," RCA Voice, Mar. 2012 (co-authored with Matthew A. Brill)
  • "Extradition’s Paradox: Duty, Discretion, and Rights in the World of Non-Inquiry," 43 Stan. J. Int’l L. 295 (2007)
 
 
 
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