Markham Erickson is chair of Steptoe’s Internet, Telecom, and Technology practice group, where he counsels clients in some of the most highly visible, complex legal matters in these sectors. He successfully applies novel and creative theories, earning precedent-setting outcomes on cases of first impression.
Markham has represented Internet companies since the beginning of the commercial Internet, and has been the lead counsel for Internet firms in the so-called network neutrality debate since its inception.
He regularly engages the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) on investigations, complaints, rulemakings, and proposed mergers in the communications sector, and represents technology companies on questions relating to copyright and technology.
Markham is widely recognized as one of the nation’s top Internet and media lawyers. He serves as co-chair to the annual Broadband and Cable Law Seminar at the Practising Law Institute in New York City.
In recognition of his authority in the field, Markham was appointed by the White House to represent the United States before the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development on Internet speech and regulatory matters.
In addition to leading the firm’s practice group, Markham is co-chair of the Steptoe’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee. He also is a member of the firm’s Professional Advancement Committee and its Hiring Committee.
- Co-chair, Broadband and Cable Industry Law 2016, Practising Law Institute, New York, NY
- American Bar Association
- Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy
- Section on Intellectual Property Law
- Chair of the Intellectual Property and Legislation Committee
- Federal Communications Bar Association
- Co-Chair, Video Programming and Distribution Committee
- J.D., The George Washington University Law School, 1993, with honors
- B.A., Wheaton College, 1989, English Literature
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