Howard Waltzman focuses his practice on communications and Internet law and privacy compliance. He represents some of the nation’s leading communications service providers, manufacturers and trade associations in regulatory, compliance and legislative matters, including with respect to Internet and wireless services, privacy, video programming and communications-related homeland security. He also represents investors on these and other communications-related matters.
Howard’s experience includes drafting regulatory pleadings and license applications; legislation, Congressional testimony and legislative history; and compliance programs. He appears personally before Members of Congress, Cabinet department officials, FCC and FTC Commissioners, and key Congressional, FCC and FTC staff. Howard also advises clients and assists them in presenting their positions during FCC rulemakings, FTC enforcement actions and throughout the legislative process.
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).