Howard Waltzman co-leads Mayer Brown’s Public Policy, Regulatory, and Government Affairs Group. He focuses his practice on communications and technology law and privacy compliance. He represents some of the nation’s leading service providers, manufacturers and trade associations in regulatory, compliance and legislative matters, including with respect to privacy; cyber-security; and mobile and internet services, applications, and devices; as well as other complex public policy issues involving technology.

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, Administration, FCC and FTC staff. Howard also advises clients and assists them in presenting their positions during FCC and FTC rulemakings, Department of Justice and Congressional investigations, FTC enforcement actions and throughout the legislative process. Howard has prepared many witnesses for testimony at Congressional hearings and helped managed document production requests, including subpoenas, from Congressional investigators. He also represents clients in investigations and enforcement actions conducted by State Attorneys General. Howard is listed as a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 US 2021 for Government Relations and Telecom.

Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2007, Howard served as Chief Telecommunications and Internet Counsel for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee. Prior to working for the House Energy and Commerce Committee, he served as General Counsel for Senator Sam Brownback.

Spoken Languages

  • English


Wesleyan University, BA, with honors

Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration

The George Washington University Law School, JD
Member, George Washington Journal of International Law and Economics


  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland


  • Member, International Association of Privacy Professionals
  • Co-Chair, Legislative Committee, Federal Communications Bar Association 
  • Member, Federalist Society’s Telecommunications and Electronic Media Practice Group Executive Committee