Within Coudert Brothers, Mr. Meyers'
responsibilities included the management of attorney teams addressing
regulation, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, defense
procurement and international trade in the telecommunications
field. His work also encompassed electronic commerce,
data protection and privacy, promotion of High Definition Television,
and direct satellite broadcasting, including digital audio services.
After departure from Coudert Brothers (the 150-year old firm was later dissolved), Mr. Meyers continued to advise individuals and companies throughout the United States while leading non-profit organizations noted in this website.
Mr. Meyers is recognized among
the pioneers in international telecommunications law and
is a veteran of telecommunication and broadcasting representations
at the International Telecommunications Union in Geneva,
and in other forums. He co-founded and chaired the International
Telecommunications Committee in the American Bar Association's
Section of Science and Technology and initiated the Legal
and Regulatory Forums at the ITU's Telecom Conference series.
He was an originating member of the U.S. Department of State
Advisory Panel on International Telecommunications Law and
was a Director of the United States observance of World
Communications Year in 1983.
Mr Meyers was an Adjunct
Professor of Communication at San Diego State University, a Governor and President of the International
Council for Computer Communication; Executive Director of the
Arthur C. Clarke Foundation; and Chair of
the American Bar Association Standing Committee on the Law Library
of Congress. Long committed to public service, Mr. Meyers is pro
bono Counsel to a number of U.S. and international organizations.
Among them are the Law Library of Congress' Global Legal Information
Network, a digital database of statutes and rulings volunteered
by many nations and distributed through NASA; the Cyber Century
Forum in Washington, D.C.; the Center for Information Infrastructure
and Economic Development (CIIED) in Beijing, PRC; and the Steering
Group that conducted the recent Bicentennial of the United States
Military Academy at West Point.
After serving as Counsel for
Government Regulation, News and Public Affairs in the American
Broadcasting Company, Mr. Meyers became Assistant to the
Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, the Honorable
Newton N. Minow. Notable at the FCC was his much publicized
negotiation to secure public television for the New York
City area through transfer of Channel 13 to public service.
Thereafter he served as Special Assistant to the Director,
and Director of Educational Broadcasting Projects Overseas,
in the United States Peace Corps. That assignment carried
him to locations throughout the developing world, negotiating
overseas with government leaders in aid of public radio
and television services.
Mr. Meyers has spoken and published
widely on a variety of topics in his field. Publications include: "Liability Limitations in International Data Traffic: The Consequences
of Deregulation", 16 Case Western Reserve Journal of International
Law 203 (1984); "Transborder Data Flows - The U.S. 'Non-perspective', Proceedings of the 1982 Conference of the Canadian Council
on International Law, 110 (Ottawa, 1982); "A New Approach
to Launch Contracts", Satellite Communications, October
1986 (with David G. Hanes, Esq.); "Forming International Alliances:
The Pitfalls", Business Week Conference on Communications,
1993; "WTO Negotiations on Basic Telecommunications", U.S.
Council on International Business Conference, 1996; Introduction, "Japan's Enemy is Japan", by Masao Yukawa, Tokyo,
1999; and "The Nature of Contemporary Practice in Communications
Law", the Second Annual Grafstein Lecture at the University
of Toronto Faculty of Law (Toronto, October 2000). By invitation,
he has represented the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Information
Agency in addressing foreign business and government leaders on
A 1953 graduate of the Harvard
Law School, Mr. Meyers was Founding President of the Harvard
Student Legislative Research Bureau. He attended The Ohio State
University, and received bachelor's and master's degrees
from New York University. After Harvard, he served as a
Company Commander in the U.S. Marine Corps in Korea. An
early participant in the reintegration of Washington's Adams-Morgan
neighborhood, he was appointed by the President of the United
States and confirmed by the Senate to serve as a member
of the District of Columbia City Council (1972-1975).
married to Arden Brannan Meyers. A father of three and stepfather
of three more, he was a member of the Cosmos Club in Washington,
D.C., where he served as President from 1988-1990. He is listed
in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the World,
Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in American
Law, Who's Who in the East, and An International Who's Who of Telecom Lawyers.