Former Cablevision Vice President Alexander Maltas Joins Hogan Lovells’ Communications Practice

WASHINGTON, 30 November 2015 – Hogan Lovells is pleased to announce that Alexander (Alexi) Maltas is joining the firm's Washington, D.C. office as a partner in the Communications Practice Group. Maltas joins the firm from Cablevision, where he most recently served as Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs. Maltas' practice focuses on regulatory matters for cable, wireless, and Internet services. He also counsels clients on cutting-edge regulatory issues involving multichannel video program distributors (MVPDs) and new media.

As the Vice President, Legal & Regulatory Affairs at Cablevision, Maltas was responsible for developing advocacy strategy and advising the business on the legal and regulatory treatment of broadband and video services. He worked with several regulatory agencies including the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Congress, local government entities, and other federal agencies on a number of issues including net neutrality, video programming reform, and cybersecurity concerns.

"Alexi’s hands-on experience working at Cablevision on cable and Internet regulatory issues will be invaluable to our MVPDs clients," said Michele Farquhar, head of the firm's Communications Group. "Alexi has a strong reputation within the communications bar and among cable industry regulatory representatives."

Prior to Cablevision, Maltas was a senior associate at a major international law firm in the Communications and Antitrust Practice Groups. He represented communications and information technology companies in regulatory, transactional, and litigation matters involving Internet services, software and hardware, wireless and wireline voice and data services, cable television, broadcast television, and satellite communications.

"Alexi's addition comes at an active time in this space," said Agnes Dover, global head of Hogan Lovells' Government Regulatory Practice Group. "Greater marketplace interest and regulatory developments have led to our Communications Group tripling in size over the past three years." Maltas earned his B.A. from Brown University and his J.D. from Harvard Law School.

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