Professor Brotman is the inaugural Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and Beaman Professor of Communication and Information at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Professor Brotman previously served at the University of Helsinki as the Fulbright-Nokia Distinguished Chair in Information and Communications Technologies in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Social Research/Media and Communication Studies.

At Harvard Law School, he was the first person ever appointed to teach telecommunications law and policy and served as a faculty member and as its first research fellow in Entertainment and Media Law. He also served as the first concurrent fellow in digital media at Harvard and MIT, at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society and the Program on Comparative Media Studies, respectively.

Professor Brotman is the editor of The Telecommunications Deregulation Sourcebook, a popular reference volume covering the broadcasting, cable television, and telephone industries, and of Telephone Company and Cable Television Competition, a pioneering anthology dealing with technical, economic, and regulatory aspects of broadband networks. He is the author of Broadcasters Can Negotiate Anything, a best-selling management education book for radio and television executives. He also is the author of Communications Law and Practice, the leading comprehensive treatise covering domestic and international telecommunications and electronic mass media regulation.

Professor Brotman is the recipient of the Broadcast Education Association’s Lifetime Achievement in Scholarship Award and its Lifetime Achievement in Law and Policy Award. He is also the first American named as an honorary member of the China Broadcasters Association. He serves on the Future of Privacy Forum Advisory Board and the advisory board of the Global Internet Freedom Program at The Media Institute.

Professor Brotman is a frequent analyst for leading newspapers and magazines, including Fortune, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Time, and The Wall Street Journal. He also has provided expert commentary for ABC’s World News This Morning, NBC’s Today Show and NPR’s Morning Edition. He appears as a featured speaker at major academic and industry conferences in North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East.


University of California at Berkeley, JD

University of Wisconsin-Madison, MA in Communications

Northwestern University, BA in Communication Studies and Mass Media