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Patricia O'Connell
Senior Communications Manager

Former FCC Commissioner Tyrone Brown Rejoins Wiley Rein

July 1, 2013

Wiley Rein LLP is pleased to announce that Tyrone Brown, a former commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)—and respected lawyer, businessman and entrepreneur—has rejoined the firm’s preeminent Communications Practice as consulting counsel. Mr. Brown, an expert in regulatory issues affecting telecom providers, particularly focusing on start-up companies, will advise clients regarding matters before the FCC and public policy advocacy.

Mr. Brown most recently held the position of president and director of Media Access Project, a consumers’ telecom advocacy organization. Before that, he was a founding member and vice chairman of the Board of IRIDIUM Satellite, LLC. Previously, he served as director and principal outside counsel for BET, vice president, legal affairs for Post-Newsweek Stations and co-founder of the District of Columbia Cable Television System. He has served as chair of the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and as a director of the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. 

Mr. Brown graduated with distinction from Cornell Law School, where he was managing editor of the Cornell Law Review, and received his undergraduate degree from Hamilton College. Following law school, he clerked for Chief Justice Earl Warren of the Supreme Court of the United States.

Mr. Brown previously was a member of Wiley Rein from 1994 to 2004 and 2008 to 2010.