Howard Waltzman

Howard WaltzmanHoward Waltzman focuses his practice on communications and Internet law and commercial transactions in the United States and other key international markets. He represents some of the nation's leading communications service providers, manufacturers, and trade associations in commercial transactions, as well as in regulatory and legislative matters, including with respect to Internet services, spectrum policy, privacy, video programming, wireline competition, and communications-related homeland security.  He also represents investors on these and other communications-related matters.

Howard's experience includes drafting regulatory pleadings, comments and license applications; legislation, Congressional testimony, and legislative history; and commercial agreements. He appears personally before Members of Congress, Cabinet department officials, FCC Commissioners, and key Congressional and FCC staff. Howard also advises clients and assists them in presenting their positions during major FCC rulemakings, throughout the legislative process, and in the context of commercial transactions.  He represents clients on matters involving the International Telecommunication Union's rules and procedures.

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).

Education

  • District of Columbia, 2007
  • Maryland, 1998

Publications

The Telecommunications Act of 1996 in the Twenty-first Century
Engage Volume 13, Issue 3 October 2012
February 5, 2013
Rewriting the Telecomm Act: Has the Time Come? - Event Audio/Video
2010 National Lawyers Convention
November 20, 2010
National Broadband Plan
Engage, Volume 11, Issue 2
August 31, 2010