Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth is pleased to announce a new member of our team!  Seth Williams joined us as an associate on November 15 after spending several years in private practice at another D.C.-area law firm.  While still in school, Seth also gained experience in several areas of communications law, working as an intern at PCIA:  The Wireless Infrastructure Association, in the office of former FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn (during the period when she was Acting Chairwoman to boot), and in the Audio Division of the FCC’s Media Bureau.

Seth boasts an impressive educational resume as well. He is a “double Hoosier” by virtue of getting two degrees in Bloomington: a B.A. (in Journalism and Political Science) from Indiana University before attending IU’s Maurer School of Law, where he served as Articles Editor of the Federal Communications Law Journal (before the publication relocated to George Washington University Law School).  Clearly a man of knowledge, Seth later came to D.C. to get an LLM (that’s a Master of Laws should you care) in Communications Law from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.  He’s not only well-studied, but well written, having already published several articles on media law-related topics, including the Stored Communications Act, mobile privacy disclosures, and the FCC’s increased reliance on adjudication (co-authored with another FHH Associate, Keenan Adamchak, before either joined our midst).

“I’m excited to join Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth,” Seth said. “I wanted to join a firm focused on telecommunications issues with an outstanding reputation among members of the telecommunications bar, and when I had the opportunity to talk to several members of the firm, I knew I found the perfect fit.”

Licensed to practice law in Indiana and the District of Columbia (and, hopefully Virginia soon enough), Seth spends his time outside the office playing ice hockey, visiting some of Virginia’s local breweries and distilleries, and like any good Hoosier, watching college basketball.

We are delighted to have Seth join Fletcher Heald’s growing and diversifying practice,” said Co-Managing Member Kathleen Victory. “He brings experience and enthusiasm that will add our newest generation and be a welcome addition to our bench of experienced attorneys.”

You may have already noticed that Seth is contributing to the blog as he published a post about hearing aid comparability reporting requirements on November 21.

Please join us in welcoming Seth to FHH. You can reach him at williams@fhhlaw.com or 703-812-0479.