Megan L. Brown

Megan L. Brown, a partner in Wiley Rein LLP’s Telecom, Media & Technology and Privacy & Cybersecurity practices, represents clients in matters at the intersection of innovation and regulation. She litigates, responds to government investigations, shapes policy, and develops compliance strategy under federal law, state consumer protection law, cybersecurity expectations, and international regimes. Experienced in wireless deployment and the Internet of Things (IoT), she practices before the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communications Commission, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration.

Ms. Brown counsels clients on their CFIUS and Team Telecom obligations and compliance with national security agreements. She also maintains a pro bono practice before the Supreme Court on issues including national security, federal jurisdiction, and the First Amendment.

Ms. Brown served in the Department of Justice as Counsel to two U.S. Attorneys General.  She is on the Board of the Women’s High-Tech Coalition and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Cybersecurity Leadership Council, and co-chairs the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Privacy and Data Security Committee. Ms. Brown has received several awards, including recognition from The National Law Journal as a cybersecurity “Trailblazer” and a “D.C. Rising Star.”

A leading speaker on cybersecurity and data privacy, Ms. Brown was the main author of a September 2017 report, The IoT Revolution and Our Digital Security, which was co-produced by Wiley Rein and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to offer principles for IoT security.

Ms. Brown graduated from Harvard Law School and clerked on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. She also served as executive editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy. She serves an appointee of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan on judicial selection.

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