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- Privacy & Security
- Social Media Law
- Media & Telecommunications
|Contact Info||Telephone: 202 263 3848|
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|University ||Wesleyan University, B.A., with honors, 1990; Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Master of Public Administration, 1991|
|Law School||The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 1996|
|Admitted||1998, 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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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...
The NIST Cybersecurity Framework - Version 1.0
Howard W. Waltzman, March 6, 2014
On February 12, 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order (EO) 13636, directing the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to establish a “framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure,” which was defined as “systems and assets, whether physical or...
FCC Begins Process to Review Rules for In-Flight Wireless Services
Angela E. Giancarlo,Howard W. Waltzman, December 18, 2013
On December 12, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) officially launched its proceeding to consider a proposal that would permit airlines to install equipment on aircraft that could expand the availability of in-flight wireless services to passengers. The comment period will...
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