Matt Gerst Joins Wilkinson Barker Knauer as Partner in DC Office

WASHINGTON – Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP (WBK) is pleased to announce that Matt Gerst is joining the firm as a Partner in the Washington, DC, office. Matt joins WBK with extensive experience in advocating for policies that enable communications and technology companies to expand services and connectivity, to advance innovation and opportunity, and to enhance trust, safety and security in the communications ecosystem.

Prior to joining WBK, Matt had a front-row seat to the smartphone revolution while advocating for policies that helped the wireless industry deliver on the promises of 4G and 5G as Vice President of Regulatory Affairs for CTIA. Most recently, he developed consensus-driven policy positions and advocated before the U.S. government on a variety of issues impacting internet and technology companies. Matt has served in leadership roles on several of the Federal Communications Commission’s advisory committees, as well as the Universal Service Administrative Company’s Board of Directors.

Matt received his J.D. from New York Law School, graduated from Ohio University, and served as an adjunct professor of law in the scholarly writing program at the George Washington University School of Law.

“Matt is a talented advocate who has deep experience in consumer protection, public safety, universal service and many other issues, and we are excited to welcome him to our team.  During his long tenure at CTIA, Matt established himself as a skilled strategist and a go-to expert.  Matt is a longtime friend of the Firm, and our team is thrilled to welcome Matt aboard,” said WBK Managing Partner Bryan Tramont.

“I have always appreciated the quality products and practical solutions that WBK offers its clients,” said Matt Gerst. “I’m honored and excited to join WBK’s talented and growing team to help communications and technology companies address some of the most challenging legal and policy issues of the day, including connectivity, trust and safety, emergency communications and more.”

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