Matthew B. Gerst

Office Washington DC

Matt Gerst offers practical and effective solutions to communications and technology companies facing unique and complex legal and regulatory challenges. Throughout his career, Matt has helped these companies to enable and expand communications services and internet access, 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 and advocated 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 for 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 is a proud resident of the District of Champions where his whole family cheers on the Washington Capitals and Nationals.  When he’s not serving clients, Matt spends time at local baseball fields and ice rinks as a player and coach.

Bar Admissions

New York State Bar
District of Columbia Bar


J.D., New York Law School, with Honors, 2007
B.S., Ohio University, with Honors, 2004