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Wiley Rein's Preeminent Media Practice Launches Law Blog

December 9, 2013

Wiley Rein’s preeminent Media Group is pleased to announce the launch of WileyonMedia, a blog highlighting the latest news and insights from the firm’s top-ranked media attorneys.  Broadcast and multichannel video regulation, media transactions, program content, digital rights, journalism, employment, privacy, and happenings at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and on Capitol Hill are among the topics covered by the firm’s media law professionals.

The Media Group, which is at the forefront of legal issues in the field, is ideally suited to provide timely analysis to blog readers.  Led by Media Practice co-chairs James R.W. Bayes and Kathleen A. Kirby, with support from experienced associates Kathryne C. Dickerson, Ari Meltzer, and Henry R. Gola, Wiley Rein’s deep bench of practitioners will keep readers apprised of legal and political developments that affect the media industry.

Wiley Rein Chairman Richard E. Wiley, the former FCC chairman who heads the firm’s renowned Communications Practice, also will be a regular contributor to the blog.  Mr. Wiley has been dubbed the “father of high-definition television” and was named among this year’s “Giants of Broadcasting” by the Library of American Broadcasting.  His first post offers unique insight into the “Top Ten Issues” for new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.

Wiley Rein’s Media Practice has been described as the “preeminent Washington, DC outfit” by Chambers USA, which ranks the group as a leading Media & Entertainment practice and has placed it in the top tier for regulatory work for five consecutive years.

The firm’s media clients include broadcasters; cable system operators; radio, television, and cable programming networks and other content producers and distributors; newspaper and magazine publishers; financial institutions; and investors and equipment manufacturers.  Wiley Rein has a long history of involvement with emerging technologies, including digital, high-definition, and mobile television, audio and video streaming, direct broadcast satellite services, fiber optics, high-speed data services, and the latest wireless data transmission technologies.

Visitors can access the WileyonMedia blog directly to read the latest posts and sign-up to receive email updates.  You can also follow the blog’s Twitter account.