Brett Shumate

Brett Shumate

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

Mr. Shumate is a partner in the communications and appellate practices at Wiley Rein LLP. He has significant experience handling cases involving common carrier, satellite, wireless, cable, and Internet issues under the Communications Act. Mr. Shumate frequently litigates appeals in the D.C. Circuit and represented Verizon in its successful challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2010 “net neutrality” rules. He is currently representing petitioners Alamo Broadband and Daniel Berninger in the appeal of the FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order. Mr. Shumate clerked for Judge Edith H. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.