Stuart N. Brotman

Lecturer on Law

Winter 2016


Stuart N. Brotman has extensive experience as a global executive, management consultant, international communications and media lawyer, university educator, and government policymaker. He has served in four Presidential administrations on a bipartisan basis.

At Harvard Law School, he was the first person ever appointed to teach telecommunications and served as its first Research Fellow in Entertainment and Media Law. He also served as the first concurrent fellow in digital media at Harvard and MIT, at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Program on Comparative Media Studies, respectively.

Brotman is a Nonresident Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program, Center for Technology Innovation at The Brookings Institution in Washington, DC. He served two terms as an appointed member of the US Department of State Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy. Brotman also is an appointed Arbitrator and Mediator of the World Intellectual Property Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

During the 2012-13 academic year, he served as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies Communication Studies, at the University of Helsinki. Brotman is the first Telecommunications Fellow of the Eisenhower Fellowships program. He also has served as a Senior Fellow of The Annenberg Washington Program in Communications Policy Studies; an Information Technology Fellow in the International Communications Studies program at The Center for Strategic and International Studies; a Faculty Fellow of the Salzburg Global Seminar; and a Research Visitor at the University of Melbourne Law School’s Centre for Media & Communications Law.

Brotman served three terms as Chair of the International Communications Committee, Section of International Law and Practice, American Bar Association. He also is the former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s International Legal Education Committee.

He is the editor of The Telecommunications Deregulation Sourcebook, a popular reference volume covering the broadcasting, cable television and telephone industries; Telephone Company and Cable Television Competition, a pioneering anthology dealing with technical, economic and regulatory aspects of broadband networks; and the author of Broadcasters Can Negotiate Anything, a best-selling management education book for radio and television executives. He also is the author of Communications Law and Practice, the leading comprehensive treatise covering domestic and international telecommunications and electronic mass media regulation, now in its 37th edition.

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