December 1, 2016

Former FCC Legal Advisor Lynne Montgomery Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer - December 1, 2016

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP is pleased to announce that Lynne Montgomery has joined the firm as Counsel after spending a decade of government service in supervisory and staff positions spanning three Bureaus at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Ms. Montgomery will focus primarily on advising clients on satellite regulatory and transactional matters and licensing issues requiring international coordination.

Most recently, Ms. Montgomery served as Legal Advisor to the Chief of the Media Bureau. In this capacity, she served as a liaison between the Media Bureau and the Chairman’s and Commissioner’s offices, and drafted and reviewed documents related to the Incentive Auction, and broadcast radio and television, cable and satellite services. Prior to that, she spent six years in the International Bureau, where she most recently served as Acting Associate Division Chief of the International Bureau, Satellite Division, Policy Branch. There, she focused on a range of satellite policy and licensing matters, including rulemakings related to allocation of licensed and unlicensed spectrum, analysis of proposed transfers of FCC licenses, review of GSO and NGSO satellite applications and earth station applications, and coordination of satellite orbital locations and spectrum allocation with international organizations and other governments. Ms. Montgomery began her tenure at the Commission as an Honors Attorney and Acting Legal Advisor to the Bureau Chief in the Consumer & Governmental Affairs Bureau.

Before her work at the FCC, Ms. Montgomery was a Senior Research Associate for the Public International Law and Policy Group. As an Associate Director for the Civil Rights Forum on Communications Policy, Ms. Montgomery developed and implemented outreach programs to increase low-income individuals’ participation in telephone subsidy programs by developing educational networks and collaborating with FCC and state government officials. She is admitted to the New York State and District of Columbia bars, an active member of the Federal Communications Bar Association, and is a 500-hundred hour registered yoga instructor.

Bryan Tramont, Managing Partner of Wilkinson Barker Knauer, said, “Lynne and I have known each other for almost 20 years – she is a top-notch satellite and media lawyer, a wonderful colleague, and a key addition to our team. Plus she is our first lawyer yoga instructor – further diversifying the firm’s capabilities!” Ms. Montgomery commented, “I am excited to start the next phase of my legal career at WBK. I have known Bryan Tramont for a long time and am looking forward to joining him and the rest of the firm’s talented team.”

Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, one of the largest law firms in the nation dedicated primarily to the practice of communications and energy law, is ranked as a “first tier” firm by Chambers USA (Telecom, Broadcast, and Satellite: Regulatory), and Legal 500 (Telecoms and broadcast: regulatory), and was twice named “Law Firm of the Year” in communications law by U.S. News - Best Lawyers (2012 & 2014). The firm, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Denver, Colorado, advises clients ranging from global Fortune 100 companies to small start-ups in regulatory, transactional, privacy, consumer protection, intellectual property, corporate and litigation matters involving all aspects of communications and energy law, at both the state and federal levels.

Ms. Montgomery is resident in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and can be reached at (202)383-3397 and at

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