Matt Wood joined MAP in September 2009. Before coming to MAP, he was an associate in the communications practice groups of two other law firms in Washington, DC. He worked at Hogan & Hartson from 2005 until 2009, and at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson from 2001 to 2004. His practice focused on broadband facilities deployments, cable programming contracts, and new technology wireless spectrum policy. He also specialized in universal service, intercarrier compensation, and special access issues, and worked extensively on intellectual property and privacy matters.
He has been active in local and national politics, having co-founded and served as general counsel to the 527 organization Win Back Respect during the 2004 presidential election cycle, and has served on the boards of other PACs and political organizations. He volunteered as a field coordinator, fundraiser, and election protection attorney for the Obama campaign in 2008, as well as the Kerry and Dean campaigns in 2003 and 2004.
While in law school, Matt served as an editor in chief for the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review and wrote columns for the Harvard Law Record newspaper. Before attending law school, he worked in press relations for PBS, in public relations and development for a charitable medical research foundation, and in various capacities at several professional and college radio and television stations.
Matt obtained his J.D. from Harvard Law School in 2001, and graduated magna cum laude from Columbia University in 1994 with a degree in film studies.