Press Release

Wiley’s Megan Brown Elected Co-Chair of FCBA Foundation Board and Anna Gomez to Serve as Treasurer of FCBA

June 25, 2020

Washington, DC Megan L. Brown, partner in Wiley Rein LLP’s prestigious Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) Practice, has been elected Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA) Foundation. In addition, Wiley TMT partner Anna M. Gomez will serve as Treasurer of the FCBA, after serving as Assistant Treasurer this past year. Ms. Brown and Ms. Gomez will begin their one-year terms on July 1, 2020, continuing Wiley’s long tradition of leadership in the federal communications bar.

“I am honored to serve as the FCBA Foundation Co-Chair for the coming year,” said Ms. Brown. “This Bar’s generosity helping young people in the DC area has been impressive – the recipients of the Foundation’s scholarships and stipends are superb, motivated, and destined to do great things. I look forward to working with my board colleagues to further financially support the charitable efforts of the Foundation.”

At Wiley, Ms. Brown represents corporations in complex proceedings concerning technological innovation and regulation, helping clients respond to agency and congressional inquiries and develop compliance strategies under a variety of statutes. A former senior U.S. Department of Justice official, Ms. Brown serves on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Leadership Council and is Associate Director for Cybersecurity at George Mason law school’s National Security Institute. She also serves as a Board Member of the Women’s High-Tech Coalition.

Ms. Gomez, in addition to her leadership role at FCBA, is Chair of the Federal Communications Commission’s Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment, and is a member of Law360’s 2020 Editorial Advisory Board for Telecommunications. At Wiley, she is co-chair of the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Practice, and chairs the firm’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. Prior to joining Wiley in 2013, Ms. Gomez served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information for the National Telecommunications and Information Administration of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Wiley TMT partner Joshua S. Turner, who has served as FCBA President since July 1, 2019, will conclude his term on June 30.

“It has been my honor to serve in this prestigious leadership role this past year, and I am proud that my colleagues Anna and Megan are continuing to support the FCBA and the Foundation in their new roles,” said Mr. Turner.

In addition, Kathleen A. Kirby, co-chair of Wiley’s TMT Practice, will continue to serve as a member of the FCBA Executive Committee. 

Wiley has long played a prominent leadership role in the FCBA. The firm’s past FCBA Presidents include Ambassador David A. Gross, co-chair of the TMT Practice; Peter D. Shields, Managing Partner of the firm; and Wiley Founding Partner and Chairman Emeritus Richard E. Wiley.

Founded in 1936, the FCBA is a volunteer organization of about 2,000 attorneys, engineers, consultants, economists, government officials, and law students involved in the study and practice of communications and information technology law and policy. The FCBA Foundation, the charitable arm of the FCBA, supports communications-related and other community services and educational projects, such as granting scholarships to local high school students and providing summer work stipends to law students serving as interns in public service jobs. 

Wiley’s group of more than 60 attorneys, public policy advisors, and engineers is the foremost TMT practice in the United States, providing premier legal advice and counsel for the full spectrum of legal, business, and regulatory matters affecting the telecommunications, media, and technology industries.

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