Andrew Jay Schwartzman
Benton Senior Counselor
Andrew Jay Schwartzman is recognized by many as the “dean” of public interest communications attorneys. From 1978 through 2012, he headed the Media Access Project (MAP). MAP was a non-profit, public interest telecommunications law firm which represented the public and promoted First Amendment rights. From 2014 through June 2019, Schwartzman served as the Benton Senior Counselor and Lecturer in Law at Georgetown University Law Center’s Communications and Technology Law Clinic, which is part of the Institute for Public Representation. There, he supervised Georgetown’s students in litigating communications issues before the Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, and the courts. Schwartzman will continue to be a leader and mentor on a number of issues including reforming and modernizing the FCC's Lifeline program, protecting Network Neutrality and online privacy, and preserving media consolidation rules. In addition to his work at the Benton Institute, he will continue as a Lecturer in the Johns Hopkins University School of Arts and Sciences Department of Advanced Academic Programs.