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Wiley Rein Communications Appellate Partner Megan Brown Named a Law360 “Rising Star” for Technology

April 14, 2014

Washington, DC Megan L. Brown, a partner in Wiley Rein’s Appellate and Communications Practices, has been recognized by Law360 as a “Rising Star” in the technology category, covering communications, including regulatory and litigation, among other areas.  The Law360 award recognizes attorneys under the age of 40 “whose legal accomplishments belie their age.”

Ms. Brown is one of four winners—and the only woman—in the technology category, and Wiley Rein was one of only three law firms recognized in that category this year.  Throughout her practice, Ms. Brown has developed expertise helping businesses and industries respond to emerging regulation and legislation, including through defensive and offensive litigation.  She handles complex litigation and regulatory proceedings and compliance issues under a variety of statutes, including the federal Communications Act, as well as the U.S. Constitution.

Ms. Brown previously has been recognized by The Legal 500 as a recommended lawyer in telecom and broadcast and named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine.  She clerked for Judge E. Grady Jolly on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and worked as Counsel to two Attorneys General at the United States Department of Justice.  Ms. Brown earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School.  She also serves as chair of Wiley Rein’s recruiting committee.

When making their selections, editors at Law360 reviewed more than 1,000 nominations and selected winners from 28 different practice areas.