Connectivity, Privacy and Information Practice partners recognized for multiple high-profile telecom matters, including getting Maine’s a la carte cable law invalidated and steering an ongoing challenge to California’s net neutrality law.
Matthew Murchison is a preeminent advisor to market-leading communications companies in a wide array of regulatory, litigation, transactional, and compliance matters.
Named a 2021 Telecommunications MVP by Law360 and 2023 Leading Lawyer for Telecoms and Broadcast Regulatory in The Legal 500, he is a distinguished advocate in the communications law arena. His clients include:
- Internet service providers
- Cable operators
- Satellite operators
- Providers of voice services
- Technology companies
- Broadcasters and other video programmers
He routinely appears before the Federal Communications Commission to advocate on a variety of core issues in the communications industry, including net neutrality, major transaction reviews, robocall mitigation, and spectrum policy.
In addition, he has represented clients at all levels of the federal court system on communications matters — prevailing at oral argument in the DC Circuit and lower courts and spearheading briefing in cases before the US Supreme Court, US Courts of Appeal, and US District Courts concerning communications law, administrative law, federal preemption, and First Amendment issues. He also provides solutions-oriented counseling to clients on regulatory compliance and related matters.
Since 2020, he has served as Editor in Chief of the Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review. In 2019, he was a Delegate to the ITU’s World Radiocomunication Conference in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. He also currently serves as a member of the Law Firm Advisory Committee of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, and as a member of the Board of Directors for the National Homelessness Law Center.
Mr. Murchison’s publications include the following:
- Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review, The Law Reviews
- Editor in Chief, 2020 to present (editions 11-14)
- Author, United States chapter, 2019 to present (editions 10-14)
- "Restoring Internet Freedom: FCC Eliminates Common Carrier Regulation of Broadband Providers," Client Alert, Jan. 2018 (co-authored with Matthew A. Brill)
- "FCC Institutes New Privacy Regime for Broadband Providers and Other Telecommunications Carriers," Client Alert, Nov. 2016 (co-author)
- "Extradition’s Paradox: Duty, Discretion, and Rights in the World of Non-Inquiry," 43 Stan. J. Int’l L. 295 (2007)