William Wiltshire Takes the Reins as New Managing Partner at Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
Nationally-recognized attorney has more than 20 years of experience in communications law
Washington, DC – February 2, 2016 – Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP today announced that Bill Wiltshire, a founding member of the award-winning firm, has been named Managing Partner. Mr. Wiltshire succeeds Mark Grannis, who will remain on the firm’s Executive Committee. Mr. Wiltshire has been a partner in the firm’s acclaimed communications practice since the firm’s founding 18 years ago, today.
“Taking on the role of managing partner is an exciting opportunity to further shape the direction of the firm I am proud to have co-founded 18 years ago,” said Wiltshire. “Our deep commitment to professional excellence and personal collegiality has fostered an environment conducive to exceptional client work and best-in-class workplace satisfaction. Mark will be a tough act to follow, but I look forward to the challenge of furthering the firm’s outstanding reputation across its various practice areas.”
Mr. Wiltshire’s practice focuses on providing strategic, regulatory, and transactional advice to communications, satellite, media, and other high-tech companies. He provides advice and representation ranging from specific matters of strategic significance to ongoing day-to-day compliance with regulatory requirements.
“Our unique culture has been central to our success, and Bill has always been one of the pillars of that culture,” said Mark Grannis. “I am confident that we will continue to flourish under Bill’s leadership.”
Firm Chairman Scott Blake Harris said “Mark did an extraordinary job guiding our firm’s expansion over the past seven years. And Bill is the perfect choice to succeed Mark. He knows enough to hit the ground running, but not enough to run away.”
Mr. Wiltshire is recognized as a leading telecommunications lawyer in numerous publications, including Chambers USA, Best Lawyers, and Super Lawyers. He currently serves as co-chair of the Federal Communications Bar Association’s Transactional Practice Committee. He earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his B.A. summa cum laude from Princeton University.
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About Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis
Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP is a nationally recognized communications, information technology, international investment/national security, and litigation law firm. The firm’s clients include Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, investors, trade associations, and non-profit organizations. As former senior government officials, federal prosecutors, Congressional counsel, and experienced litigators, HWG lawyers advise their clients on how government decision makers think, how legal and political institutions work in the real world, and how those institutions can affect a transaction or business plan. For more information, please visit http://www.hwglaw.com/.