Howard W. Waltzman: Lawyer with Mayer Brown LLP

Howard W. Waltzman

Washington,  DC  U.S.A.
Phone202 263 3848

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Practice Areas

  • Government Relations
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Privacy & Security
  • Social Media Law
  • Technology
  • Media & Telecommunications
Contact InfoTelephone: 202 263 3848
Fax: 202 762 4238
University Wesleyan University, B.A., with honors, 1990; Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration, 1991
Law SchoolThe George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996
Admitted1998, Maryland; 2007, District of Columbia


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


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).


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US FCC Enforcement Action Represents Unprecedented Expansion of the Agency’s Authority Over Data Security
Lei Shen,Howard W. Waltzman, November 14, 2014
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is asserting unprecedented authority to regulate data security matters with its recent action against two telecommunications carriers for failing to protect customers’ personal information from unauthorized disclosure. The FCC issued a Notice of...

FTC Requires Companies to Honor Privacy Policies of Acquired Companies
Joseph P. Minta,Howard W. Waltzman, April 16, 2014
The US Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has a significant history of using its Section 5 authority to enforce promises that companies make to consumers in privacy policies. When one company acquires another, however, the companies’ existing privacy policies may be inconsistent. On...
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Howard W. Waltzman

1999 K Street, N.W.
WashingtonDC 20006-1101


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