Bryan N. Tramont - Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP

Bryan N. Tramont

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2011

Bryan Tramont, the firm’s managing partner, offers strategic counsel to Fortune 100 companies and trade associations, as well as small and mid-sized telecommunications and media companies, on all aspects of communications law and regulation.  He regularly advises companies as they develop and evaluate new business opportunities in the technology, media, and telecommunications sectors.  Before joining WBK, Mr. Tramont served as Chief of Staff of the Federal Communications Commission under Chairman Michael Powell.  As Chief of Staff, he managed all aspects of the agency’s operations.  Before being elevated to Chief of Staff, Mr. Tramont served as Chairman Powell’s Senior Legal Advisor, as well as prior stints as Senior Legal Advisor to Commissioners Kathleen Abernathy and Harold Furchtgott-Roth.  He currently is an adjunct law professor in Catholic University of America’s Communications Law Institute and a senior adjunct fellow at the University of Colorado, Boulder.  Mr. Tramont has been recognized by leading publications like Legal 500, Chambers USA, and Washingtonian as one of the nation’s top communications lawyers.  Tramont serves on the Commerce Department Spectrum Management Advisory Committee and previously co-chaired the Committee for three years.  He has served in numerous leadership positions for the Federal Communications Bar Association, including President for 2010-2011.

The George Washington UniversityBA 1989Yale Law SchoolJ.D. 1993
Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee

Client Comments

"Bryan Tramont is an exceptional attorney who is widely respected in the communications arena. He is extremely well connected and consistently delivers, often going above and beyond and exceeding expectations."

"Bryan Tramont is arguably the best strategic communications lawyer in DC. He is at least five steps ahead on most issues."

"Bryan is energetic, intelligent, and has excellent judgment. He also happens to be one of the most connected telecom attorneys in DC. Bryan is the guy I call when I need sage advice or have to know what is really going on over at the FCC."

"Bryan Tramont is probably the most connected lawyer in the communications bar. His insights are invaluable. Because he understands the big picture, he provides practical strategic advice that goes far beyond typical legal opinions from other law firms."

"Bryan has a tremendous ability to maintain positive relationships in Washington, D.C. and deep into the telecom community. His expertise and 24-hour commitment to his work are amazing!"

-Danielle Coffey
Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA)

Office Location

1800 M Street, NW, Suite 800N
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2017 Lawyer of the Year in Media Law of the Washington DC Metro Area2016 Lawyer of the Year in Communications Law of the Washington DC Metro Area
Bryan N. Tramont has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2017!Bryan N. Tramont has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2016!

Practice Areas

Communications Law
Media Law

Other Information

Gender: Male