Matt DelNero serves as a trusted advisor to innovators and investors in the telecommunications, technology and media sectors—advising clients in policy development, regulatory compliance, and commercial transactions, among other settings. Mr. DelNero rejoined the firm in January 2017 after serving as Chief of the Wireline Competition Bureau at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
As an FCC Bureau Chief, Mr. DelNero led a team of over 170 attorneys, economists, and other professionals in developing and executing policies to promote the deployment and adoption of broadband and other communications services throughout the United States. The FCC tackled major policy questions under his leadership, including landmark transactions between cable, broadband, and other telecommunications providers; the privacy and data security obligations of broadband providers; and the regulatory structure for enterprise broadband services. He also oversaw stewardship of the $8+ billion Universal Service Fund and its ongoing reforms to bridge the digital divide.
Mr. DelNero also played a major role in the development of the FCC’s “Open Internet,” or net neutrality, rules in 2014-2015.
Prior to his tenure with the FCC, Mr. DelNero had a deep and wide-ranging practice in which he brought to bear expertise in program and network distribution, privacy and data protection, and regulations governing the ownership of telecommunications and media properties, among other matters.